London Artist Studio Tour

Media Release - London Artists’ Studio Tour - April 26-28, 2109


Returning Tour visitors will be excited to see the studios of 7 brand new Tour participants and to visit 21 returning artists to experience their latest work.  New and past visitors will love the friendly and inviting studio settings, and enjoy the opportunity to talk to the artists about their processes and inspirations.  They will also be delighted by the incredible diversity of mediums, styles and spaces that offer something for everyone:

  • sculpture, painting, collage, textile art, drawing, clay, print-making, multimedia, woodturning and mosaic work are all on display;

  • realistic, abstract, whimsical, functional or edgy - see works and individual as the artists themselves;

  • home studios, purpose-built or refitted space and factory studios highlight the different environments in which to practice art.


Our artists are excited to hold a pop-up show during Juno week in the SATELLiTE Project Space, 21 Dundas Street near Budweiser Gardens.  Visitors are welcome March 13-15 from 2-7 and March 16 from 1-4.  Visit our pop-up for a sneak preview of the artists and their work.


Get a preview of our artists.  The Tour guide and map make it easy to plan a weekend itinerary to see many of the 25 studios while enjoying a chance to explore different parts of London.  Your copy of the Tour guide will be forwarded to you shortly.


Now in its 26th year, the London Artists’ Studio Tour is a dynamic and constantly evolving collection of local artists who welcome visitors to their studios.  Most studios are generally not open to the public except by appointment and once a year the Tour provides a unique opportunity to visit artists in their workspace and connect art to the place it is made.  It is free and open to all who want to learn about the creative process.

The Tour is an artist-led event.  Interested artists apply to an annual Call to Artists by submitting a portfolio of work and a description of their studio space.  An Organization Committee composed of professional artists selects the annual Tour roster.


Contact Moira Burke by email at or mobile 519-857-5906.

Check our website at for artist links and a map.

Find us on Facebook and Instagram @londonartistsstudiotour.


New artists for 2019 are denoted in italics.  Members of the Organizing Committee are denoted with an *.

Greg Benz - abstracts and explosive resins

Kevin Bice - landscapes from Europe and Canada in oil and charcoal

Moira Burke - atmospheric oils featuring water, shorelines and the seasons

Eric Cator - a fun and fantastical world in ink and watercolour

Shirley Clement - vibrant pillows woven in wool, llama, silk and camel

Ingrid Connidis - oils and acrylics of houses, landscapes, figures and crows

Sarah Cowling* - whimsical collage works in found papers and acrylic

Michaela Devine Altenburg - photography fused with drawing, collage and multi-media

Brian Dirks - landscapes exploring themes of impermanence and light

Catherine Eichstedt - free, loose and bold landscapes and still life

Carol Finkbeiner Thomas - richly textured, evocative landscapes in oil

Mandy Forbes - vintage imagery using needlework and fabric collage

Corinne Garlick* - lively observant oils inspired by London and regional surroundings

Melody Green - richly textured pottery that begs to be touched

Jen Hamilton - a printmaker, painter and small house-maker

Jamie Jardine - widely varied paintings from landscape to abstract to sci-fi

Peter Karas - street scenes and landscapes in a bold, refreshing style

Marilyn Lazenby - landscapes and figurative works in an abstract style

Doug Magrath* - wooden bowls, functioning to occupy space beautifully

Catherine Morrisey - vibrant oils of local landscapes

Brian Normandeau - colour and texture provoke emotion and memory

Allyson Proulx - Lefty Smudges reconnects us with written communication

Beth Stewart* - subtle and intimate coloured pencil drawing

Richard Sturgeon - stainless steel sculpture accented with found objects

Mario Swick - sculpture: “steam-punk” to thought-provoking conversation

Arale Vallely - complex and vibrant painting on silk

Vanessa Zita Vanderidder - large mixed media abstracts

Jessica Woodward - printmaking, lino cut and silkscreen art

greg benz