Phil Irish, an artist from Elora, Ontario, loves to make art, and to encourage others to be as creative as they can be. He makes paintings that are both fierce and beautiful. Sometimes, he hauls hundreds of feet of painted imagery into galleries, chops it up, and nails that stuff right to the wall. The result? Huge collages that engage your senses and your mind. He holds degrees from York (MFA) and Guelph (BA). He is also an art professor at Redeemer University College.