Artists Gary Mulcahey & Sami Dalby spent months planning, designing & researching studio space for their rural property in Northumberland County, Ontario Canada. Construction began in September 2018 & was completed by 2020. Gary & Sami's original idea was to host a large opening show & party. But 2020 & COVID-19 had other plans. So they quickly pivoted & created cramahehillstudios.com, launching a virtual opening show & sale called Art4All (December 1st-14th 2020).
cramahehillstudios.com was created to showcase the work of resident artists Gary Mulcahey (Photography) & Sami Dalby (Jewellery & Prints) with plans to periodically show the work of guest artists, collaborators, and other trouble-makers.
But more than hosting shows, we have a vision to cultivate creative relationships with other artists, near and far. We aim to build a collaborative community with creatives from all genres and walks of life who share in a culture of expression, critical thought, and social engagement.
We’re looking for other people who’ve got ‘Something To Say’.
Sami Dalby didn’t start life as a creative. In 2014 she began spending vacations and weekends taking courses at the Halliburton School of Art & Design in metal sculpture, mosaic making and silver metal clay jewellery. The silver metal clay provided an intro to small scale sculpture and metal work that got Sami’s attention. Sami went on to take the HSAD Jewellery certificate program and learned the fundamental skills of designing, forming and finishing. She fell in love with the creative possibilities and that’s when Sami and partner Gary started talking about building studios on their Cramahe Hill Property.
Gary Mulcahey started taking photographs when he was 11 years old. After graduating from Photography at Fanshawe College his worked in Ireland, Spain and across Canada quickly establishing a reputation for portrait photography of the highest caliber. Gary moved to Northumberland in 2005 and continued to work with clients including the Canadian Opera Company, the Smithsonian and the Toronto Stock Exchange. In 2012 he began a deep-dive into documentary work shooting in Honduras and Peru. In 2016 he began work on Farmer, images from family-owned farms in Northumberland County. Gary's work is widely published and in January 2020 he was one of ten photographers worldwide chosen by Lens Magazine for their documentary photography edition.