Artists of Halton Peel Juried Exhibition



Moody Blues

Artists of Halton & Peel

Juried Exhibition: “Roots”


Exhibition Dates: November 14, 2019 – January 12, 2020

Opening Reception:  Sunday, November 17 from 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Awards Announcements at 3:30pm


Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre hosts its 6th annual juried exhibition; a diverse display by local artists who have risen to the challenge of sharing their best work. We are thrilled to have the artists of Halton and Peel come together to share their creativity, skills and inspirations. 

This year’s theme is ROOTS:
Thoughts of who we are and where we came from, what drives us and what motivates us.



Born and raised in Quebec, Shirley Erskine started painting at a very early age and for many years was a self-taught artist. Her formal courses were at Sheridan College. She also attended the University of Toronto, Doone School of Fine Art, The Schneider School of Fine Art, The Academia des Artes, and travels throughout Canada, U.S.A., Mexico and Europe and Asia. Her extensive teaching and traveling continue to inform her work.

Her paintings are varied in a wide range of subject matter and theme. Her work hangs in many private, industrial and commercial collections in Canada, U.S.A., England, Europe, Asia, United Arab Emirates and Australia. Erksine has arranged and hung shows all over Toronto, Mississauga and Peel, and has held many private classes and workshops across Canada. In 1997 she was selected by jury as Mississauga’s Senior Visual Artist of the Year. In 2004 she was the only Canadian artist, juried worldwide, invited to participate in a symposium in Dubai.

All her shows are met with a great deal of accolades and awards. Some of her works are also included on her website: Erskine continues to paint or write almost daily and is presently working on her biography. She is also a published poet.


Dick Rampen is an Honours graduate of OCAD with a major in Painting. He is an associate professor at OCAD University and has been teaching there for thirty years where he teaches industrial design, prototyping and materials, sculpture with plastics and musical instrument construction and design. He is also an industrial designer with many products and patents.

Dick has been an artist from an early age. At three he made wax sculptures to be cast in bronze. At eight he whittled wood and made a zither. As a counsellor he ran the craft shop for Camp Ahmek specializing in paddle making with decoration. He draws, he paints, he invents and has inspired his students at OCAD for three decades. He is glued to his sketchbook and always has a painting in progress. 


Artwork: “Moody Blues” by Connie Munson


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