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Members' Arts, Crafts, and Hobbies - Sharing

Everyone has a story to tell and we at the Thornhill Garden & Horticultural Society thought that it would be a great idea to showcase our Members' creative efforts! We are a talented bunch.

We are accepting Member submissions now with a maximum of up to 3 pieces submitted by each Member.

  • You're welcome to show your work in progress shots

  • Please include a short bio of yourself (maximum 100 words)

  • All types of mediums are accepted- knitting, crochet, paint, glass work, quilting, mixed media, and more

  • Please submit your work to Christine Nelson at now

We are looking forward to enjoying your creations! Check back often to see new images here.

Click on each image to see the full composition and enriched detail!
Ellen Gay Ash

Ellen Gay Ash has been a member of the Thornhill Horticultural Society for over 30 years. She has also been a member of the Thornhill Village Artists and Toronto Potters where she has both exhibited and sold her artwork. 

In addition to a Bachelor of Arts degree in languages from York University, Ellen also has a four year degree in art (painting and drawing) from the Ontario College of Art.

Her passions are her gardening and her artwork. When not working in her garden, Ellen paints her flowers in watercolours or on her pottery in her home studio.

Christine Nelson

Christine lives and works in Thornhill, has a post-secondary education in Fine Art, was an advertising Art Director, held membership in Hill Potters Guild, graduated from the inaugural York Region Arts Council Artrepreneur Program and has been Artist in Residence for the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Christine combines experience with artistic abilities to create unique pieces with distinct messages that engage the viewer, often focusing on transformation and elevation: including oil painting, and Mixed Media Arts. 

Christine’s wearable art pieces have been performed in Niagara Artist Centre’s juried STRUTT shows, and had pieces performed in “Voix de Ville Extravagonzo”.

Harvey Ash

When he is not practising law, Harvey J. Ash spends his free time taking photographs of many diverse subjects - from flowers to portraits to sporting events, he is rarely without his camera. Harvey has been a member of the Richmond Hill Camera Club for approximately 10 years and the Canadian Association for Photographic Art for over 6 years. He has competed successfully in photography competitions both locally and across Canada.


Ready for More Member Entries!

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