About Us

Denis on the Yaghan, February 2014

Denis Crankshaw on the Yaghan, Chilean Patagonia, February 2014

I immigrated to Canada from Portsmouth, UK in 1966. I now live in Hamilton, Ontario with Denis, my husband and friend of forty plus years. I thank Denis for the visuals of me, his co-authorship of our recent book and his support and help with technical issues.

After spending 20 years as a sheep farmer I started work as a free lance photographer with my own small business in 1999. Although I am based in Hamilton I enjoy travel and you will see images in my galleries of faraway places. My photographic interests are broad and include abstract, architecture, reflections, seashores, shadows, still life, textures, urban landscape and wildlife.

I was born and raised by the sea, for which I have a strong affinity; consequently my work often features water. Ideas and inspiration come from journeys both real and virtual in my quest to push the boundaries of creativity. Combining a passion for photography and the world around us, I aim to capture moments to make the heart sing.

I have participated in several exhibitions and enjoy meeting and exchanging ideas with other artists. I am experienced in all aspects of photography and digital imaging for:

Equipment:
Canon EOS 5DS, Canon EOS 5D MkII, Canon G15; Canon Lenses 6.1 – 30.5 mm, 24 – 105 mm and 100 – 400 mm, Epson Stylus Pro 3880

Books:

2016 LAND ROVERS OF THE FALKLAND ISLANDS
by Jean & Denis Crankshaw.
Published by Jean Crankshaw ISBN 978-0-9952138-0-7. Pub date: June 23, 2016
2014 Canadians at War Vol. 1: A Guide to the Battlefields of World War I
by Susan Evans Shaw with photographs by Jean Crankshaw.
Goose Lane Editions ISBN 9780864928634. Pub date: August 12, 2014
2011 Canadians at War: A Guide to the Battlefields of World War I
by Susan Evans Shaw with photographs by Jean Crankshaw.
Goose Lane Editions ISBN 9780864926548
Finalist, Hamilton Literary award (Non-Fiction)
2004 Heritage Treasures: The historic homes of Ancaster, Burlington, Dundas, East Flamborough, Hamilton, Stoney Creek and Waterdown
by Susan Evans Shaw, photography by Jean Crankshaw
Formac Distributing ISBN 1-55028-867-9

Amazon.com Author page

Awards:
2005 Arts Hamilton Literary Awards: Athens Printing Award for Non-Fiction Book (Heritage Treasures)

Solo and Duo Exhibitions:
2014 – 2015 CANADIAN BATTLEFIELDS AND MEMORIALS OF WORLD WAR I: a contemporary exhibition of photographs of Canadian Battlefields of World War I, Dundas Museum & Archives, Dundas, Ontario.
2012 REMEMBRANCE: a contemporary exhibition of photographs of Canadian Battlefields of World War I, Gallery 4 Hamilton Public Library, Hamilton, Ontario
2011 CANADIANS AT WAR: The Battlefields of World War I, Hamilton Public Library, Hamilton, Ontario
2007 VIMY 2007: An exhibition of photographs by Jean and Denis Crankshaw, James North Studio, Hamilton, Ontario
2007 OVER THERE: in conjunction with Remembering John McCrae, an exhibit of the Guelph Museums, Dundas Museum & Archives Dundas, Ontario
2006 OVER THERE – in the Footsteps of Canadians Who Served in the Great War: J.W. Bush Gallery Hamilton, Ontario
2005 Architecture: City Hall, Hamilton, Ontario

Group Exhibitions:
2011-2012 James North Studio, Hamilton, Ontario
2005-2008 Southwest Hamilton Artists’ Studio Tour, Hamilton, Ontario
2005 Travel: you me Gallery, Hamilton, Ontario
2004 Open Door: Juried Show, Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant Brantford, Ontario
2003 Art on Edge: Juried Show, Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant Brantford, Ontario

Reviews/Articles:

2017 Article in Penguin News about the book launch for ‘LAND ROVERS OF THE FALKLAND ISLANDS’
2016 Reviews of the book ‘LAND ROVERS OF THE FALKLAND ISLANDS’
2013 Memorials: a portfolio of Jean’s work presented in Hamilton Arts & Letters issue five.2
2011 Review of Canadians at War: November 2011 issue of The Great War Magazine (1914-1918). Quote from review ‘With a wealth of excellent photographs by Jean Crankshaw, Susan Evans Shaw’s highly informative and detailed book stood out head and shoulders above the others this month.” © The Great War magazine (1914-1918)
2006 Review by Laura Hollick, View Magazine of the exhibition “OVER THERE – in the Footsteps of Canadians Who Served in the Great War”.
2004 Review of Heritage Treasures: “The flattering images, shot in optimal light and season from modest cottages and farmhouses to terraces and stately mansions pay tribute to the area’s rich architectural history.” Michael Gordon, Hamilton Magazine’s Interiors.

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