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The Jarea Art Studio Artists

Jantje Blokhuis-Mulder

sculpture, paintings, folk art
Jantje has been making and creating art for nearly 50 years. Her work reflects her seaside surroundings and her colourful gameboards, collages, paintings, woodburnings and sculptures can be found in collections around the world. In addition to making art, Jantje writes for magazines such as Senior Living, The Outsider and Folk Art Life. She is also co-founder of KinderArt.com and teaches art to children & adults of all ages. She has been featured both in print and on television in Canada, USA and the UK.

Andrea Mulder-Slater

paintings (abstract, coffee, landscapes)
Andrea is an artist who lives in St. Andrews, NB. In addition to painting the beauty of the land and sea in watercolour, oil and acrylic, Andrea also creates textural abstract colourfields, coffeecolours, mixed media paintings, pottery and floorcloths. When she's not creating art, Andrea writes about art history and art education for various publications. She is co-founder of KinderArt.com and teaches art to children of all ages. Andrea has appeared on television in Canada, USA and Japan, on CBC Radio in Canada and in print worldwide. She received her Fine Arts Diploma from Georgian College and did her BFA coursework at Thompson Rivers University. Her work can be found in private and corporate collections around the world.

Geoff Slater

paintings (line paintings, landscapes), graphites
Geoff is a New Brunswick artist who lives in St. Andrews. In addition to creating images using watercolour, acrylic and graphite, he also makes prints using woodblock, intaglio and lithograph techniques. His unique style of painting (which he invented ten years ago) is known as "Amaze Art" or line painting. These are images that are created using one continuous line. He is also a muralist and his outdoor art can be seen throughout St. Andrews. Geoff studied landscape design at Fanshawe College, fine art at Georgian College and printmaking under a master printer. His work is collected worldwide.

Larissa Blokhuis

blown glass, lampworked glass
Larissa was born on the great plains of Canada. She was six when she knew she was an artist. At seven, she found herself on a dock in Vancouver, watching a man paint dolphins. This painting was given to her, and now hangs in her home. At age fourteen, she took a glassblowing course. Four years later, at age eighteen, she began her BFA in glass. In 2008, at the age of twenty-two, she completed her BFA in glass at the Alberta College of Art and Design. The summer after graduating, she traveled to Murano, a world-renown glassblowing location in Italy, where she watched a man make a dolphin out of glass in thirty seconds.

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