Nick Clark

Co-Working Member

Nick Clark is a Guelph based artist who has been making buttons since 2015. Nick is influenced by pop culture and loud music, and in his spare time enjoys camping and drinking beer. You may also know him from the Punk Rock Flea Market he organizes.


Follow Nick's work on:

Instagram @pressedbynick

Chanel DesRoches

Full Studio Member

Chanel is a practicing artist in painting, drawing, and printmaking. Her themes stem from thoughts, feelings, and emotions that can be communicated through her visual language. With careful choice of material, colour and movement, Chanel can create a type of feud on the surface - as if it was a narrative or conversation.

Chanel found her way to Guelph through the University of Guelph Studio Art program, where she received her Bachelor of Arts. The program kick started her artistic drive, and Necessary Arts created the perfect collaborative studio space to continue the creative journey.

Follow Chanel's work on:

Instagram: @chaneldesroches_art

Dana McCool

Full Studio Member

Dana McCool is an interdisciplinary artist, designer, writer, human rights activist and anarchist. Using symbolism, colour harmonies and universal archetypes, her visual work opens gateways into the phenomenal dimensions of Self, Other, Spirit and The Unknown. With a background in sociology, religious studies and philosophy, she is interested in contemplations that lead to revelations about the expansive core of our trans-personal human condition.

Jazzie Ridley

Full Studio Member

Born and raised in Guelph, Jazzie is a hopeless romantic, and is deeply moved by the human experience, nature, space, the arts, cuisine, love, and the simple magic of the universe. Her primary medium is digital art, which she translates to prints, adding unique depth and texture. With her love for creative writing, she conveys her imagery in a marriage of abstract art and quirky story telling. She is an advocate for social justice, womens rights, and is not afraid to be bold. Jazzie is raw, authentic, passionate and eager to share he ideas and work alongside others.

For inquiries regarding commission work and sale email

Follow Jazzie's work on:

Instagram: @jazziecaseyridley

Linda Clay

Full Studio Member

Linda Clay always enjoys combining her love of art, gardening and travel with creating paintings that represent some of the beautiful places and flora that have given her joy. She works in acrylics on canvases of many sizes to produce work for herself and for others. She is especially fond of doing commissions that feature gardens seen or created by clients.


Contact Linda at:

519 823 5464 / 226 337 5464

Christine De Vuono

Full Studio Member

Christine De Vuono is a multimedia artist focusing on drawing, sculpture, collage and photography.  Her artistic practice is endurance based and gravitates towards merging elements of technology, science, human development and art. The materiality of her work highlights antiquated practices that are reintegrated into contemporary technologies, emphasizing the disparity between past and present. 

Follow Christine's work on:

Instagram @christinedevuono

Amber Ozols

Full Studio Member

Amber Ozols was born and raised in Guelph, Ontario. She studied Studio Art at Concordia University and Sheridan College for Illustration. Her work ranges from traditional oil and acrylic painting, digital design work, hand lettering, and commercial labels. Amber's portfolio has been influenced by athletics, science, infuriating societal norms, and a love of bright colours. She has a stationery line as well, Homebody Stationery, which offers introvert-friendly greeting cards and self-care items

Follow Amber's work on:

Instagram @amberozolsart

Instagram @homebodypaper

Laura Vautour

Full Studio Member

Laura Vautour works through physical and emotional states focusing on painting, printmaking, and photography processes. Cherishing the beauty and complexities of creation is central to Laura's life and practice. She draws on inspiration from her faith and embraces the freedom that comes with acknowledging that her ability to create is a reflection of the Greatest Creator. Laura is interested in obsessive and neurotic tendencies, in the accumulation and the reorganizing. While structure and organization are at the forefront of her practice, she enjoys and welcomes the whimsical and the wonky. 

Laura currently resides in Guelph, Ontario where she is completing her Bachelor's Degree with Honours in Studio Art at the University of Guelph. She is a working member with Necessary Arts Studio.


Follow Laura's work on:

Instagram: @lauraravautour 

Barb Cohen

Co-Working Member

Barb Cohen is a local artist.  Her education includes OCA and The New School of Art.  Her work is the future limit case.  You can see some of her work, Novel Images, at Guelph Kwik Kopy.

Shanti Hietkamp

Full Studio Member

Shanti Hietkamp’s work evokes a rich narrative that discusses themes of intamacy and sexuality. A strong interest and fascination with kitsch and collectible objects are recurring themes that appear using found items as subject. Shanti has recently completed the Fine Arts Diploma program at Fanshawe College, graduating with the Mackie Cryderman Award for Excellence in the Arts, as well as the McNeill Family award for Emerging Artist. She is currently completing a Bachelors of Arts majoring in Studio Arts at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design.

Follow Shanti's work on:

Instagram: @hietscore

Robert John Paterson

Co-Working Member

Illustrator, designer, print maker –

proudly Canadian.

Equal parts 1940’s science fiction and 1960s graphic design. I approach each illustration with the goal of expressing the most while showing the
least. I love to tell stories with my pictures by communicating complex ideas with simplified shapes and colours.

Follow RJ's work on:

Instagram: @robertjohnpaterson

Vince Wall

Full Studio Member

Upon his retirement in 1996, Vince Wall began to study art with Nan Hogg. He followed later with Carolyn Riddell. Vince paints in oil, landscapes, both real ones and the ones in his mind. He was an original member of the Wellington Art Gallery, near Fergus. He is a long time member of the West End Art Group and with them, exhibits in the Boathouse. His paintings have been on display for several years in the Uptown Grill on Woolwich St. He maintained a studio on Elizabeth St. for five years until December 2018. He has now joined Necessary Arts. 


84 Wyndham Street N

Guelph ON N1H 4E8


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