Team Bios

Gord Wong (Founder/Owner)

Paint Cabin is owner Gord Wong’s passion project. Working in an office by day, Gord wanted to create a social space where Torontonians can unplug and unwind over a few drinks while surprising themselves with their creativity. 

Beverli Shearer (Art Instructor -Woodcut Art) 

Beverli discovered her talent for drawing at a young age and was encouraged by friends, family and teachers to study and pursue a future in the arts. However, despite the encouragement, in 2004 she was enrolled in the Law and Security Administration program at Niagara College in Welland, where she received a Diploma in Customs and Immigration. It was during this time that she realized her desire and passion for creating, and decided that she did in fact want to be an artist.

In 2008, she picked up and moved to Toronto to study art, and hasn’t looked back since. Beverli graduated from the Ontario College of Art & Design University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Drawing and Painting, and a minor in Printmaking in 2013.

Based on observation, performance and personal experience, her work combines the female body, sexuality, and the art of body modification in meticulously rendered photo-quality drawings in pencil and coloured pencil. Through use of collage inspired fragmented photographs, juxtaposition of black and white with colour, and Photoshop processes, she creates compositions as reference for medium scale illusionistic drawings on paper.

Beverli’s goal for the future is to gain a career in the arts and continue to learn and grow as an artist while sharing her skills and knowledge with others who are passionate about art.

Kylie Chadwick (Art Instructor - Watercolor)

Kylie Chadwick is a multi-disciplinary artist working in mediums ranging from painting and jewelry making to digital based work. She completed one year of Applied Photography at Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, before transferring into the Visual and Creative Arts program. Kylie will graduate with an Advanced Diploma in Visual and Creative Arts in April of 2013. Design is Kylie’s main focus, enjoying creations based on their use and purpose while also making them beautiful. She pulls from personal experiences and believes that each person has their own unique life and experiences that no one else has lived, therefore giving her work a unique take and perspective.

Lori Dell (Art Instructor - Mixed Media)

A passionately creative artist, Lori Dell’s work is described as bold, meditative and emotionally charged. She is known for her large concept paintings that layer, blend and reinterpret imagery and abstractions with skillful execution. Having exhibited extensively her work can be found in many public and private collections. She has won numerous awards and, in addition to painting, Lori has garnered recognition for her work in stage design for film and dance theatre. Lori lives and works in Toronto and is the mother of three grown sons.

She has led numerous creative and traditional workshops. She particularly enjoys inventive approaches that encourage others to discover and explore their own inherent creative freedoms.

www.loridell.com

Meaghan Barry (Art Instructor - Acrylic) 

Meaghan Barry is a visual artist working and living in Toronto, Ontario and holds a BFA in Drawing &Painting from OCAD University. She expands her traditional oil painting practice through a variety of media, interested in modes of collecting as a means to explore memory perception, preservation, and archival categorization.

Meaghan has participated in various art exhibitions within Toronto, the GTA, and Florence, Italy, and currently serves as Artist Resident at WIA Projects.