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Meet the Artists

The artists are participating members of Necessary Arts Collective. Each member utilizes the space for their own practice.

Read about each artist to learn more!

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Nick Clark is a Guelph based artist who has been making buttons since 2015. Nick is influenced by pop culture and loud music, and in his spare time enjoys camping and drinking beer. You may also know him from the Punk Rock Flea Market he organizes.


Follow Nick's work on:

Instagram @pressedbynick

Co-Working Member

nick clark

White Washed Wood

linda clay

Co-Working Member

Bio coming soon...

tristan crocker

Co-Working Member

Linda Clay always enjoys combining her love of art, gardening and travel with creating paintings that represent some of the beautiful places and flora that have given her joy. She works in acrylics on canvases of many sizes to produce work for herself and for others. She is especially fond of doing commissions that feature gardens seen or created by clients.

Contact Linda at:

519 823 5464 / 226 337 5464


elske degroot

Elske de Groot is a full-time, mixed media artist and instructor recently returned to Ontario after a 3-year stint in St Augustine, Florida where she sells her work at Aviles Gallery. She works with the mediums of encaustics and photography. Elske is excited to be part of the collaborative studio at Necessary Arts where the artistic spirit is strong.

Follow Elske's work on:

Instagram: @elskes_encaustics

Full Studio Member


chanel desroches

Chanel DesRoches is a practicing artist in painting, drawing, and printmaking. Her themes stem from thoughts, feelings, and emotions that can be communicated through her visual language. With careful choice of material, colour and movement, Chanel can create a type of feud on the surface - as if it was a narrative or conversation.

Chanel found her way to Guelph through the University of Guelph Studio Art program, where she received her Bachelor of Arts. The program kick started her artistic drive, and Necessary Arts created the perfect collaborative studio space to continue the creative journey.

Follow Chanel's work on:

Instagram: @chaneldesroches_art

Studio Director & Full Studio Member

White Washed Wood

zoe dougherty

Full Studio Member

Bio coming soon...

White Washed Wood

Bio coming soon...

david graham

Co-Working Member

White Washed Wood

Bio coming soon...

nancy macnabb

Full Studio Member


dana mccool

Dana McCool is an interdisciplinary artist, designer, writer, human rights activist and anarchist. Using symbolism, colour harmonies and universal archetypes, her visual work opens gateways into the phenomenal dimensions of Self, Other, Spirit and The Unknown. With a background in sociology, religious studies and philosophy, she is interested in contemplations that lead to revelations about the expansive core of our trans-personal human condition.


Full Studio Member

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amber ozols

Co-Working Member

Amber Ozols was born and raised in Guelph, Ontario. She studied Studio Art at Concordia University and Sheridan College for Illustration. Her work ranges from traditional oil and acrylic painting, digital design work, hand lettering, and commercial labels. Amber's portfolio has been influenced by athletics, science, infuriating societal norms, and a love of bright colours. She has a stationery line as well, Homebody Stationery, which offers introvert-friendly greeting cards and self-care items

Follow Amber's work on:

Instagram @amberozolsart

Instagram @homebodypaper


Evaristo Ramos also known as Roo was born and raised in the wilds of Texas.


Roo has traveled around the world in his quest for more digital knowledge and how it can be used in its many forms.


Roo loves to make protypes or one of a kind items using 3D printing, laser cutting / engraving, and CNC machining.


Follow his adventures on:


evaristo ramos

Full Studio Member

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Megan Sanderson is a local artist whose art is influenced by her plant research as well as her activism. A recent graduate from Mount Allison University, she utilizes mixed media to convey messages pertaining to women’s rights, mental health, menstruation, and the environment.

Follow Megan's work on:

Instagram @msanderson_art

megan sanderson

Full Studio Member