Featured Artists

Frank Crytes

Frank Crytes is well known for his music and technical skills and has been involved with the Black Lantern Experience since the early shows. He currently manages the retail establishment and is heading up the restoration of a historic mural. He has been involved in the Audio/Visual industry for over 25 years and has a strong reputation in the industry with managing shows and events to rocking out in his own band.


T. Lee Kindy

T Lee Kindy is a local photographer and artist doing photography for over 30 years, and specializing in digital photography for the last half decade. Co-founding member of BLX.

Dave Bags


Intense lighting, unique locations and awkward subjects are what you can expect from Dave.  He is always up for exploring barns and buildings and scouting the next cool location. Come by the store to see what was captured on those expeditions. He is also one of the founding members of BLX.  Facebook.

Meaghan Mulcair


Meghan Mulcair is an accomplished multi – media artist. Born into the arts community she has always flourished, paving her own creative style. Her talents ranging from abstract / mixed media acrylic artworks , sculptures and photography. Always up for a challenge or new project to work on. Contact her today , meaghanmulcair@gmail.com 289-214-8078



Tattoo artist. Painter. Screen printer. Tactical urbanist. Arts advocate. Involvement with local initiatives such as Guerrilla Park, the Downtown Welland Art Wall, and Welland Zombie Walk. Co-founding member of BLX. 


Robert Prince


Robert Prince is a film-maker and master of disguise known for his mix of macabre. Robert hosted the first BLX Film Festival in 2013 and featured some of the darkest films made in Niagara.

Jamie Charette
A resourceful resident Welland artist of many mediums.Hailing from an artistically talented family,art is something that has always been very natural to her.She is passionate about her family,her community and painting dragons.


Dan Cormier
Dan relocated to sunny Welland, Ontario from Moncton, New Brunswick in 2009. With a background in graphic design and a passion for typography he also loves to explore different mediums such as paint, graffiti, calligraphy, collage, and digital illustration.


Celina Therrien
Born and raised in Welland Ontario.Learned at a young age she had a passion for the arts. An honor graduate from culinary management and Chef training now enjoys freelance modeling and abstract art.


Randy Rowe
Randy Rowe has been involved in graphic design and photography for over 30 years. Previous roles include: art director, creative director & production manager of 4 national music magazines, studio manager, production manager, head of design department at McMaster. For the last 17 years Randy has been President & Owner of R3 Media and Design which caters to the Canadian Music Industry and has recently expanded to aerial photography. Randy has worked with some of best in the Canadian Music Industry and has photographed hundreds of legendary and up-and-coming performers. Most notable designs and clients include: Triumph (3 album designs) including the Greatest Hits, Burton Cummings DVD, Live 8 DVD,  Tragically Hip, Alannah Myles, Canadian Music Week and Metalworks. Preferred media (aside from digital art): oils, pencil and colour pencil.


Sean O’Neill
Sean is an expert at portraits (paint, sketch, caricatures, etc) hand painted signs, murals (fluorescent available) kids rooms to churches, chainsaw sculpture, airbrush, window painting, and concept design. Operating as O’Neill Visual Concepts custom artwork in Niagara Falls Canada since 1997.


Grant Lauzon
Info coming soon.


Emily Brenner
Emily Brenner is a local, fledgling artist with a diploma in energy psychology. Her interest in creative expression as a form of healing has lead to a yearning to create. For this Emily turned to clay, the medium she’s most familiar with. Her relationship with clay stems from her experiences at the wondrous Forks Road Pottery. The artwork Emily has on exhibition is an ongoing project realized as a series of 100 bowls. As each bowl is made it is numbered for the viewer to observe her journey as a potter.


Wendy McIntyre
Wendy is a regional Artist working out of Port Colborne and Welland with a variety of mixed media including paper, ink, watercolour and acrylic. Her work has been exhibited in London, Niagara Falls and Welland since graduating from the Fine Arts program at Fanshawe College in 2008. She has been involved with BLX since 2013, and initiated the Guerilla Park project with like-minded friends and community members in 2014. She has also worked as a youth art instructor, muralist, pottery decorator and continues to accept private commissions.
Wendy’s work is a reflection on human relationships and our relationship to the environment. She employs the use of expressive line to represent the place where two borders, bodies or ideas come together, meeting to form as one anew.