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The full catalogue of unsold works for participating WASM Artists from the Saint Columba House event are featured here!

 April 10th -20th 2021.

Please note: If you saw works in the show that do not appear here, it is because they were already sold previous to the publication of this catalogue. Please contact the artists individually for purchase.  All prices listed in Canadian Dollars.


Please scroll to see all the works still available. 

Bacal, Elaine

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Artist Bio

Elaine graduated from Sir George Williams (Concordia) University with a BSc and has always worked in the health sciences field. In 2015, she retired from the Department of Pathology at the Jewish General Hospital after 25 years of service.  

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Framed Photograph

12.5" x 12.5"


03_Elaine Bacal_Winter gifts (Richard Va

Winter Gifts

Framed Photograph

12.5" x 12.5"


After retiring, she joined the Women’s Art Society of Montreal (WASM) and is currently the WASM Blog Manager. Elaine is also a member of the Montreal Camera Club. 

Her interest in arts and culture began early in life with music and dance. She began snapping photographs at an early age with the help of her dad and a variety of film cameras. Since going digital, Elaine’s photography has transformed – she likes to “play” with her photos by manipulating them in Photoshop, by printing them on unusual substrates such as foil, translucent papers, and gold-leaf, or by making photo-collages using transparencies and cut-outs.


She has also created traditional photo books via Blurb and Photo-In-Press, as well as hand-made books in other unusual 3D forms using her very own photographs.  

Bundaru, Doina

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Artist Bio

Doina Bundaru was born in Romania and moved to Montreal in the early nineties. She is interested in arts from an early age and some of her works were selected for group exhibitions while in school. However, she followed a different career path in engineering. A few years ago, she renewed with her old passion, taking art classes and workshops to continue to improve her skills. 

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Summer Breeze

Acrylic - 12" x 16”


She is grateful to her aunt, artist and art teacher Zamfira Barbu Galan who lives in Bucharest, for her mentoring for all these years. 

She gets inspired in her paintings by daily life, a beautiful sunset, interesting shapes, old memories, nature’s beauty and she is using colors as tools to bring her emotions to canvas. 

She paints mostly in acrylics in an impressionistic style and she is headed more and more into abstract. In the process of painting, she enjoys applying textures, playing with layers of colors and mediums until the painting ‘comes to life’. She likes the open dialogue between the piece of art and the viewer, the many interpretations one piece of art can generate. 

She is a member of the Kirkland Artists Association, Artists Circle West Island and she recently joined Women’s Art Society Montreal. She participated in numerous art exhibitions and her paintings are found in private collections in Canada and Europe. 

Castravelli, Miranda

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Artist Bio

Miranda Castravelli is a Montreal-based artist and President of the Women’s art Society of Montreal, est. 1894. Her background in literature and art history led her to pursue studies in interior design. From there, she studied architectural drawing and worked as a freelance sketch artist for various design projects.


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Nostalgia Biscuits

Framed Watercolour

12.5" x 12.5"


Miranda has worked in film, law, technology, education and management, but art has always been her true passion. In her works, she tries to convey the mood of a moment through the use of impressionistic use of shadow and color.

Chohan, Punita


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Artist Bio

Punita is a visual artist, teacher and liberation seeker working with a variety of artistic mediums. ​

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Acrylic -27.5” x 35.5”


Through her art, Punita brings attention to love; be it self-love, love for humanity or deep love for our planet mother earth. She embarks to understand what we do to the planet we do to ourselves.

Her art seeks to convey the message that to be human is to be both flawed and divine. Spiritual faculties play a significant role in her paintings. Her art represents transformation; to move from shallow, prejudiced and fearful realities to one that is more loving, compassionate, abundant and peaceful.


Mixed media, application of oil colors with spatula, pen & ink, diligent placement of silk colors and watercolors are the primary techniques Punita thrives on. Punita uses strong contrasts, vibrant and exquisite colors, detailed textures and bold emotional essences. In her art, fluidity, balance and variety of color play a significant role.  

Dlusy-Apel, Deena

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Artist Bio

Deena has painted all her life. Her master's thesis at Concordia was based on her personal experience with breast cancer.


Activism plays a huge role in her work.


She has been in various group shows as well as solo shows.


Deena taught art education part time at Concordia University for several years.


Her husband and her are documentary filmmakers.

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The Road

Acrylic - 24” x 24”


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Old Lady back yard Quebec

Acrylic  - 22" x 26”


Deena Dlusy Apel_ Lady on Dublin Street.

Lady on Dublin Street

Oil –24" x 30"


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Bed of Roses

Acrylic -  24" x 36"


Dunsky, Ruth

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Artist Bio

Inspired by a love for music and dance, Ruth finds lyrical shapes and a sense of movement everywhere in nature.


These elements find their way into her paintings. Her love of color along with an appreciation and respect for humanity and nature combine to inspire her work. In her portraits and paintings of the human figure, as well as those of nature, capturing the essence of the subject rather than simply the physical resemblance is her goal.


Over the years, Ruth has worked in oils, pastel and acrylics. 

A member of both the Women’s Art Society of Montreal and the Women’s Art Studio of Montréal, Ruth has participated in group exhibitions locally (where she won a number of prizes) as well as in the U.S. She also has had several solo shows.

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Fern Forest

Pastel 11.5” x 14”

Framed 16” x 21”


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Hidden Treasure

Acrylic – 16" x 20”

Framed 20” x 24”


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Oil – 16" x 20”

Framed 23.5” x 27.5”


Gelinas, Marie Jose

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Artist Bio

Marie José is a self-taught visual artist. She has always done creative work, but started to paint in 2013.


She retired from a long career in Education in 2017. From the very beginning, she has been actively committed to her creative development.


She is a member of the Women's Art Society of Montreal as well as of the Dollard Art Association and the Mouvement d’expression artistique libre in Pincourt, where she lives.


She is inspired by nature, in particular the cycles of the natural world. She is especially fascinated by the endless textures of things, and how they reflect the ever-changing light.


She works primarily in acrylics, but she also includes many other media in her paintings. Her work is characterized by the use of re-cycled materials to create textures.


Acrylic - 20” x 24”


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Acrylic + Medium -24” x 30”


St Margaret N.S.

Acrylic - 16” x 20”


Hall-Habeeb, Deanne

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As a practicing artist, Deanne has worked in several media: etching, woodcut, pen & ink, pencil, oil and acrylic painting, as well as yarn and fabric collage.


In her artistic life, she has gone through various subject explorations, but mainly, she turns to indigenous subjects wherever she is.


She has had several solo and group shows in Montreal, Bahrain, Turkey, and the USA.


As an art educator, she has taught in Montreal and Wisconsin with the greatest part of her teaching career being overseas in Bahrain where she taught all levels: kindergarten, middle school, high school and adults. 

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Parrot Tulips

Oil – 16" x 20”

Framed – 19"x 23”


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Free Butterfly

Oil – 12" x 16”

Framed – 14" x 18”


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Loon in the mist

Oil – 20" x 20”


Porter, Susan

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Artist Bio

Susan Porter is an emerging British artist currently living in Montreal, Canada. Her paintings are attracting a growing international following for their graphic simplicity.


Typically, in her work you will see that she is a lover of minimalism, allowing the viewers to use their own imagination to fill in the details for themselves. 

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Yellow Tulips

Acrylic on canvas - 24” x 24”


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Marching Into Spring

Acrylic on canvas -24” x 24”


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Spring Blossoms

Acrylic on canvas - 24” x 24”


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Acrylic on canvas 12” x 12”

Framed 13.5” x 13.5”


Picu, Lavi

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Artist Bio

Lavi Picu is an emerging Romanian visual artist currently living in Montreal, Canada.


She is a self-taught artist who uses painting as an alternative form of self-expression as well as pain management therapy for Lyme disease. 

She challenges herself daily to capture bits of the beauty that surrounds us. She draws her inspiration from her travels, from everywhere far and near, from daily activities, from music, love, pain, her poetry as well as from who she has become. 

She loves working and experimenting with layers of acrylic paint on canvas and creating an array of textures. She uses watercolor and oil colors, but is more drawn to the acrylics.


Acrylic on canvas – 16" x 20”


Momma Bear

Acrylic on canvas - 16" x 20"



Acrylic on canvas -18" x 24"


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Fairy's Magic Garden

Acrylic on canvas - 40" x 30"


Rabinovich, Carol

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Artist Bio

Carol started to paint 24 years ago and enjoyed discovering her creativity with many media, including oil, acrylics, collage, print-making or assemblage using recycled objects.  

While taking lessons with various teachers and workshops, her artistic endeavors have challenged her while having fun. Carol`s enthusiasm is reflected in her free style, using bright colours and whimsical motifs, particularly her signature swirls and dots.  

She has exhibited in solo shows and in many group exhibits in Montreal and the United States, having sold locally and internationally. 

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Collage – 14" x 14”



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Fashion Show

Acrylic – 16" x 20”



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Oil – 12" x 16”



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Carol's Shoe Museum

Monoprint – 7" x 11”



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