BaySide Artists

group2013sm Bayside artists are a diverse group of artists who wish to share their creations with others.They enjoy all kinds of mediums and styles.If you are looking for something simple or unusual you will find it with this group. Enjoy!



Kim Jeffery




Kim Jeffery has lived in the Barrie area for the past twenty years, but will travel anywhere for a great shot! Her love of photography began with her mothers old Kodak Brownie & assisting her dad in the darkroom.

Surrounded by art all her life including, Grandparents, Parents and her brother, Toronto artist James Ridyard, Kim attended Sheridan College for Fine Arts. It was a small leap for her to pick up a camera. Fascinated with light and texture, she especially enjoys macro and nature photography. Kim enjoys drawing and painting but most of all the instant gratification that digital photography offers!

Kim has had the opportunity in the past few years to travel to many countries where she has had the chance to capture many sights and cultures. When asked her favorite place to shoot, her answer is There is no place like home.

Being included in The Edge Art Gallery is such an honor and looking at the talent of the many artists displayed here fills me with reverence.



Victoria Potter




I have named myself Morningwhispers as a pseudonym for all of my pieces of art. I have chosen this name many years ago. It came to me while sitting on a porch in a remote place sipping coffee, where even the Morningwhispers could be heard. Immediately I fell in love with the soft sound of this name and have adapted this pseudonym as my new name as an artist.

Definition: Pseudonym – A fictitious name for a

person or thing. When used as the name of a person, a pseudonym may or may not have been legally adopted in place of that person’s original name.

A Canadian Abstract Expressionism Artist.


Morningwhispers has had a great passion for art as early as a young teen. Morningwhispers is driven by touching cultural, spiritual, economical, global and humanitarian issues. She paints with her heart and soul and with strong conviction with hopes of reaching a wide

audience on the importance of being equal and global awareness. Morningwhispers has been in the public eye from 2007 and now has a wide interest in her unique art each one conveying an important message. Morningwhispers uses a wide array of colours and media, and uses many recycled materials to encourage the longevity of our planet

Morningwhispers created a mission with The Common Roof New Path Inc. To bring young children and students together to

paint and explore, and to remain intact with their imagination, thus allowing them to inspire the world, with music and art. Her thoughts I have a DREAM to help our younger generation find a place within their hearts, where no peer pressure exists. A safe and contagious place to bring forth the beauty within their hearts, to encourage them about hope, determination, optimism, courage and LOVE, for this is the place our future will rise to thee greatest heights She also was the art curator there for one year.

Morningwhispers has been featured as an artist at local galleries in her hometown, as well as 8 pieces of her works nominated for Artist of the Year.. and one taken the lead for Canada. Morningwhispers still continues to be invited to local stores displaying many of her pieces. Morningwhispers works with school age children, with the Art of Healing, and teaches them the value of how art can heal the world.



"Etched in My Mind" (2014) 40x36" Mixed Media On Wood
“Etched in My Mind”
(2014) 40×36″
Mixed Media On Wood
"Atlantis" 24" x 40" Mixed Media on Wood

“Atlantis” 24″ x 40″ Mixed Media on Wood

“Keeper of Gold” – SOLD

Dance Like No Ones Watching – Mixed Media – 36″h x 48″w

“Heart Beat” – Mixed Media on Canvas – 48″x 32″

“Keeping Notes” – Mixed Media on Canvas – 48″x 24″

“Come Together – 35″w x 27h – Mixed Media on Canvas

“Restored Faith” – In the City Series No.2 – New York, Manhattan – 80″ x 30″ – on wood

"Senti-Metal Revolution - mixed media - 26" x 76"

“Senti-Metal Revolution – mixed media – 26″ x 76”





Jane McLean



“It is all about colour for me. The cosmetic counter, a fabric store, and yes, I’m like a kid in the proverbial candy shop (love those too)!

Colour is a science and has been a journey for me. I work at trying to climb out of the box of matching and symmetry to contrast and free-form. I take inspiration from all around me; dishes, fabric, even a winter sky.

My day is about organization and order. In my spare time, I explore a variety of art mediums, but beading has been a real pleasure for me, and I never get bored. There are so many things to explore, beads, crystals, found materials, lampwork, wire work etc.

If you enjoy my work, that is an added dimension of pleasure for me.”




Don Komarechka


About the Photographer

Photo Credit: James Ouellette
Don Komarechka is a nature, macro and landscape photographer located in Barrie, Ontario, Canada. From auroras to pollen, insects to infrared, much of Dons photographic adventures reveal a deeper understanding of how the universe works. Exploring the world that we cannot see with our own eyes has been a common thread in Dons career as a professional photographer.
Don teaches workshops in the areas of nature photography and macro photography, as well as photographic editing and creative compositions. Photography is about sharing your unique view of the world with others without using words. Helping others accomplish the same goal is extremely rewarding. I like to see the world through my camera in ways I normally cannot see with my own eyes. Seeing the world beyond vision is a gift that photography gives me.
Dons first mass-produced book,Sky Crystals: Unraveling the Mysteries of Snowflakesshows his attention to detail and desire to understand the world around him. Don began studying the science of snowflakes on the same day he first photographed them, nearly four years prior to the publication of this book. Since then, understanding and photographing snowflakes has become a non-stop passion. Don will also be featured in an upcoming episode ofThe Nature of Things with David Suzuki.
Always science-minded but never formally trained, Don uses photography as a way to explore and understand the world around him. Photographing something unusual or unknown is the perfect excuse to learn something new. Dons work often pushes up against the technical limitations of modern camera equipment and the physical limitations of light itself.


Pushing the limits of light while still producing visually stunning images is my passion. If someone is captivated enough to re-evaluate the world around them, Ive done my job.
Don writes forOutdoor Photography Canada, teaches atGeorgian Collegeand is a recurring co-host on podcasts such asThis Week in Photo.






Cynthia Blair




..Cynthia Blairs work is strongly influenced by the rich andcolourful landscapes of the Killarney,Algonquin andGeorgian Bay areas . Light reflecting on water is a common
thread in many of her landscpe paintings. It isnt unusualto see Cynthia in her kayak or out on the trails searching forinspiration. Many of her paintings are done Plein Air,
no matter the weather or season.Bold, vibrant florals are also one of her familiar subjects, oftencreating a close-up view of the flower. Cynthia paints primarilyin oil or acrylic on canvas. She also welcomes special projectsand commissions .



Sandbars of Georgian Bay

Sandbars of Georgian Bay




Barrie Art Club


The Barrie Art Club was founded in 1949 in the city of Barrie Ontario Canada. Over the past half century it has grown into a vibrant community resource for artists, professional or amateur, and artists-at-heart (those wanting to learn or just wanting to appreciate).

It is an organization that is proud of its volunteers. These members take care of the daily running of this non-profit organization, plan and implement its programs, publish a monthly newsletter, maintain the BAC gallery and still have time to create and submit works to shows held monthly in the gallery. Members may contribute a lot or a little time and it’s always appreciated.

Because the BAC has an open approach to what constitutes art, members exercise their skills in a wide variety of media often volunteering to hold demos and workshops at the gallery. The potential to learn is enormous.

On location painting sessions and paint outs in intriguing and beautiful settings are planned regularly and are increasingly well attended.

Each month at the members’ meeting there is always the opportunity to learn from a guest speaker (usually a practicing professional artist) and to get together afterward to ask questions.

Artists may book time in the gallery for their own exhibitions which generally run concurrently with themed general members shows. And the company is good.





Brigitte Meskey




I was born in Germany, but from the age of 8 was raised in Canada. I raised 2 children in Muskoka,an unbelievably beautifularea that has always inspired me. I was always interested in art, and dabbled in it all my life, but I had to get all sorts of craziness out of my system first. Now that I have retired I am really enjoying all this free time to do what I have always loved best, paint to my hearts content.

Most of my pictures are for sale and prints are available for all of them.

I hope you enjoy my work as I certainly enjoy yours

A Bit of Muskoka

A Bit of Muskoka

A Waterfall

A Waterfall

Simcoe Hotel

Simcoe Hotel