Painting, Booth 841
Alex Ruston is an emerging artist from Collingwood, Ontario. She is inspired by the fleeting nature of time and looking into the past. There is something so special about capturing moments that have been lost or forgotten over the years and bringing that into the present. Alex searches for old photographs in family albums, antique stores and local archives and gathers any information she can about the story behind the photo. She then goes to work creating paintings based on the original photograph. By spending time painting these images Alex gets to know all the little details of that moment. She hopes that viewers will enjoy noticing all the beautiful similarities and differences to our own everyday lives.