Hello, I'm the owner of ArtWorks Resin Canada, and my name is Michele Donohue. Welcome to my online Canadian resin art supply store.
I have enjoyed creating art in many mediums, but I discovered resin art (not just as a varnish, but adding pigments to it) around 2015, and fell in love with resin as an art medium shortly after. My journey with resin began with creating resin art for walls, and functional art homeware then later I added small resin casting items as well.
How ArtWorks Resin Canada came to be, is I was frustrated with the limited options available (at that time), to me as a Canadian resin artist. Importing new and unique options was sometimes a challenge, and the exchange rate, customs, duties, international shipping plus domestic shipping costs were sometimes very expensive surprises. Sometimes my artist peers and myself didn't always receive those added customs costs until after arrival of product. Plus adding the time it took to receive product was often lengthy. At that time, I had been trying several resins, local and imported, and fell in love with a newly marketed topcoating art resin that was new and unavailable in Canada at that time. I ended up becoming a distributor for that resin on April 1, 2018. I used a different web host for a few months, but ended up switching to a different provider and my current website went live July 1, 2018. Shortly after this website went live, a craft casting resin was added to my online store. In October 2019, I started carrying a beautiful designer and quality pigment line (mica powders, epoxy pastes, transparent tints, foil bits and glitters), out of Australia, brand new to the market, called Colour Passion Resin Art. Shortly after that, another high quality product line I have always loved working with since the beginning, became available, so I added the Le'Rez Expressions colour line (mica, pigment powders, epoxy pastes, chameleon powders and a small selection of glitters) to my online store as well. I adore working with these products in my resin projects, and I hope you will too. Other miscellaneous items I carry are gemstones, gemstone sand, glass glitter, iridescent flakes, mica flakes and mixing cups.
Since opening my webstore, I have changed some of the epoxy resins I initially carried. Around May, 2021 I added some of the iCoat Products epoxy resins to my online store. As of June 2022, and due to iCoat's exceptional quality control measures, and amazing customer service, I have made the company decision to continue to only carry iCoat brand of epoxies in our resin art supply business. Please see the blog post showing the variety of resins available in my webstore, and each of their unique characteristics.
While I do have many resin art peer contacts worldwide I cherish, I do not ship outside of Canada at this time. This ecommerce business was initially set up to only ship Canada wide, as most items I carry are already available in USA & Australia. Any artists from other countries, can contact the manufacturers for delivery options. The goal of this company was to make these additional items I stock, more readily available in Canada, that previously were not as quick and easy to purchase by Canadian resin artists.
Basically, I am a very small Canadian business owner, that operates an online (e-commerce) resin art supply business. I have grown in the resin field over the years along with many other fellow resin artists and customers, and I continue to learn and try to help others to learn as well. Resin is a never ending learning medium. When time permits, I try to share knowledge I've learned through the many blog posts on this website. I am thankful and grateful to all my customers and peers through the years, and always look forward to seeing everyones creations.
Please note: I do offer resin art workshops in Airdrie, Alberta through a store called MukLuk MagPies Stained Glass Studio. They also carry a small inventory of resin available to purchase in person, in their Airdrie storefront. If you have any questions on workshops, all workshop bookings and information are hosted and run through Mukluk Stained Glass Studio, and their link is on our contact page.