How to Create a Strong Submission: SPEAKERS

Angela Lane


Canadian impressionistic nature artist, Angela creates art out of her studio in Thornhill – art that reflects how she sees nature through her hikes and kayak trips across the lakes of Northern Ontario. Growing up in the small town of Chatham, she knew then she had to do something art-related with her life. She pursued studies and began her career as a graphic artist working in the advertising and marketing industry for 20+ years. She continued to study fine art at York U and OCAD U. She called herself “a maker, a creator and a drawer in fine arts” until she discovered encaustics and felt she had found herself as a professional artist.  Angela has been presenting her work in the GTA since 2019. Her work is in private collections in Canada, the US, and Europe.  

Angela also likes to give back to the art community and is the Executive Director of the Artists’ Network, helping artists like herself become entrepreneurs and organizing ArtWalks. She also co-founded Creative Adventures Events that brings creativity retreats to the non-artist.

Kate Taylor


Kate Taylor is an abstract artist born in Cambridge, England, and now works out of her studio in Toronto, Ontario. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Western University where she was taught painting by the internationally-renowned artist, Paterson Ewen.

Inspired by nature, Kate is committed to capturing the energy and joy you feel when present in nature. She has gallery representation in Canada, the U.S. and England. She has participated in over 300 art exhibitions and art fairs across Canada and the US.

When not painting, Kate is the Chair of the Artists Network, a NFP committed to supporting artists in their business practice; Co-Founder of Creative Adventures Events, designed for non-artists to explore their creativity; Past President of Kaleidoscope Marketing, specializing in financial services and technology; Past Chair of the Canadian Advertising Museum; Past President of the American Marketing Association and previously on the Executive of the North Toronto Group of Artists.

Cat Marchese

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An ardent creative, passionate drummer, inventive photographer and entrepreneur, Cat left the throes of corporate land and began her own award-winning marketing business in 2012 with certifications in Direct Marketing and Business Analysis.

As a drummer, she’s toured the U.S., Canada and Europe and continues to beat the skins with a variety of local acts.

Citybonez™, Cat’s artistic photographic trademark is galvanized by her reverence for historical bricks and other found historical materials. Her high-resolution limited edition works continue to be appreciated and acquired by real estate agents, architects, interior designers and art curators.

Her taco terrier aka chihuahua / toy fox terrier mix named Monte keeps her on toes and teeth when she’s not working, creating or trying to catch a few z’s.