Jim Connelly is recognized as one of Canada’s top decorative paint finishing experts, and provided Debbie Travis with expert advice and the odd cheeky joke, for five seasons on Debbie Travis’ Facelift TV show. His positive and fun personality has made him a favourite guest on numerous shows, including: Debbie Travis’ Painted House, Stephen and Chris, The Designer Guys, Antique Style, The Indoor Gardener, Just Ask Jon Eakes, Art File, CityLine, Breakfast TV, CH Morning Show, CTV Morning Show, E-talk Canada, The Mom Show, Downright Domestic and Esther Extraordinaire.
Jim has provided content for magazines, newspapers and books on painting, plasterwork and artistic finishes.
Jim Connelly Studios is a unique blend of retail store and working studio, where you can buy Chalk Paint® decorative paint products by Annie Sloan, hand-painted furniture, home décor and stunning original art; or learn impressive decorative painting techniques under the tuition of Canada's leading expert.
Andrea Dedrick is originally from Halifax Nova Scotia. She holds a Bachelors in Fine Arts from Mount Allison University. After an extended hiatus from the art world, she has recently found great success in painting and portraiture work. Her work has been featured in m any art shows in Canada from coast to coast. She brings her large contemporary pieces to life with acrylic, charcoal and watercolour in her signature whimsical style. Her ability to capture the likeness and intricacies of her portrait subjects has recently garnered her high profile commissions and international recognition. Andrea is a resident artist at Jim Connelly Studios in Toronto and shares her passion for the arts with her husband Gareth and daughters Riley and Ava.
Jim Connelly with Debbie Travis
Jim Connelly with Annie Sloan