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

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 in her practice, focusing on painting, printmaking, and photography processes. Through the deconstruction of data, she simplifies compositions to their most basic elements to make sense of un-manageable periods of time. The iterations of line form patterns and create tension expressing the boundaries in her relationships and environments. Laura is interested in obsessive and neurotic tendencies, in the accumulation and the reorganizing. 

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 at Necessary Arts Studio and a Promotion and Programming Coordinator with The Gathered Gallery.

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

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

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. 

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

To Be Updated

Heather Mary


Co-Working Member

Heather Mary Vandivier can usually be found painting but also spends her time working with 3D objects, photography, and print work (collage).  She has been creating for as long as she can remember, but has dedicated the majority of the last six years to abstract work. She primarily works with mixed media and creates non mimetic abstract art.

Full Studio Member


84 Wyndham Street N

Guelph ON N1H 4E8


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