The Shows | Les expos          About the Donated Artwork and Artists  Ann Kruzelecky and Helena Scheffer have each generously donated an original artwork, to be raffled off at the end of the show and all proceeds donated to NOVA. Raffle tickets will be available for sale at the entrance to the exhibit.    Ann Kruzelecky "My childhood in rural Northern Ontario instilled an early love of nature. Exploring the relationship between naturalism and meaning is an underlying force for all of my art-making. My paintings are inspired by the awesome beauty of the West Island urban forests. I have been a Beaconsfield resident for 22 years."         Spring Trillium #9 -         This painting is the ninth in a series of these delicate shade-loving woodland flowers. Although each blossom is unique, trilliums possess perfect symmetry and translucency which makes them a perfect subject to paint and draw. A true herald of spring, trilliums are in bloom from April until June.     Helena Scheffer "I would describe myself as a colourist. Working with colour and texture is what drives my creative process. I sift through piles of fabric that act as my palette, carefully snipping off just the right piece. I dye, paint, stamp and print many of the fabrics myself, using vintage and other textiles. Intricate machine stitching adds another layer of complexity. I have been a Beaconsfield resident for 31 years."         Maybe Someday -              Inspired by the vibrant colours of spring, this machine-quilted textile collage is made up of hundreds of carefully selected pieces of fabric, vintage and newly created, mounted on canvas.