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I am a visual artist located in Newmarket, Canada, with over 19 years of experience in painting and studying art. I have been an artist my whole life, and my works from realism to impressionism in various mediums such as oil, acrylic, watercolor and charcoal. My background, cultural experiences, and education enable me to create and express unique ideas.

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I am an artist who finds inspiration in every place and scene of my life, and I am constantly driven to create new artwork that reflects the warmth, affection, and energy that I see and feel in everything around me. My work is based on painting color relationships, values, and composition, and I use brush strokes to create a vividist that is both captivating and expressive.

Throughout my career, I have explored various styles, but my main direction is towards realism, which I find to be the most effective way to capture the essence of my subjects. However, I am also interested in impressionism, which allows me to experiment with vivid colors and create pieces that are both bold and beautiful.

In my work, I often express my passionate love for nature, flowers, still life, portrait, and figure, and I spend a great deal of time searching for images and their meanings before attempting to reflect their beauty in my work. My paintings are the product of inspiration generated by place and experience, filtered through time and memory, and transformed into something that is both unique and meaningful.

As a member of various artist societies, including the Society of Canadian Artist, Toronto Watercolor Society, North York Visual Artist, and Newmarket Group of Artists, I have participated in several juried exhibitions in Canada and have been honored to receive the Toronto Watercolor Society silver award and Signatured. My work is collected privately in galleries, and I have been a part of multiple group shows, as well as a solo exhibition in Toronto for a couple of years.

In addition to my work as an artist, I am also an instructor of painting in both group and private studios in Toronto, and I have recently switched to being an online teacher. I find great joy in sharing my knowledge and experience with others, and I am always looking for new ways to inspire and encourage aspiring artists to pursue their passions and create something beautiful.

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Shows and Juried Exhibitions

Academy of Realist Art Exhibition" , Joseph Carrier Gallery, Toronto, Canada  2023
Toronto Watercolor Society Juried Spring and Fall exhibition (TWS)  2018-2019-2020-2021-2022-2023
Portrait Society of America Painting Exhibition USA  2021 
Women in Watercolor International Juried Show (WIW), USA  2020
Society of Canadian Artists International Juried Exhibition (SCA)  2019-2022

Newmarket Holiday Art show and sale  2022
Newmarket Juried art show (NJAS)  2022
Newmarket group of artists (NGA) Artwalk and Studio Tour  2022-2023
Rosedale Art Fair, Toronto, Canada  2022-2023
NGA group of artist exhibition at Town of Newmarket Executive Gallery  2022-2023

Starving Artist Solo Exhibition Toronto, Canada  2021    
Twist Gallery exhibition 2021
Willodale Central Ratpayers Association art show  2021
Three sisters center, online art auction, Toronto, Canada  2020
North York Visual Artists group online exhibition  2020-2021
RAW National Arts online exhibition  2020
Toronto Art Fundation Story Show online exhibition 2020
Toronto Art Crawl Art show  2019-2020-2021
Yonge Lawrence village Art show  2019
Toronto Botanical Garden Art Show  2019
5th Biennial Watercolor Exhibition at Yaohua Yan Art Studio's, Toronto, Canada  2019
J E H Macdonald House exhibitions, Toronto, Canada  2019
Toronto Public Library Painting Exhibition 2019
Muse Art Happening Community & Identity Multicultural Festival", Toronto, Canada  2019
Neighborhood Gallery South Presents exhibition, Toronto, Canada  2019
Bita's Living Art Center exhibition, Toronto, Canada  2018
Solo Exhibition at Unwind Art Studio, Toronto, Canada  2018
Toronto Watercolor Society Sunny Brook Hospital exhibition  2018-2019
Lower Gallery, Toronto Center for Arts exhibition  2018 
Brave festival, Juried art fair at Harbourfront Centre  2018 
LucSculpture Art School exhibition, Toronto, Canada  2018 
Big on Bloor festival_jouez participatory art  2018 
Artusiasm Gallery exhibitions, Toronto, Canada  2018 
Gallery SHA (Serbian Heritage Academy) juried exhibition, Toronto, Canada  2018-2019-2020
Art Connection painting exhibitions, Toronto, Canada  2018
Saint Lawrance juried art market, Toronto, Canada  2018
ArtGala gallery Inc Exhibition, Toronto, Canada   2017  

 
Awards

Special Merit Award for portrait drawing "Lovely gaze", The Art and Colour365 Magazine
Artistic Recognition Award for watercolor painting "Rainy day in King street", The Art and Colour365 Magazine
Certificate of Participation, Women in Watercolor, United States
TWS Signature, Toronto watercolor society, Canada
Honorable Mention Award for "A day in Kew gardens", Toronto watercolor society, Canada 
Silver Award for the painting 'Cute Innocent Eyes', Toronto watercolor society, Canada 
Selected as an artist of the month of Biz & Fashion magazine, Canada 


Education

Academy of Realist Art, Toronto, Canada
Fine Art, George Brown College, Toronto, Canada


Memberships

Society of Canadian Artists (SCA)
National Oil & Acrylic Painters' Society (NOAPS)
Women in Watercolor (WIW)
Toronto Watercolor Society (TWS)
Newmarket Group of Artists (NGA)


Teaching
 
Art Instructor, PaintNite, Canada & United States
Art Instructor, GhazalFineArts Studio, Canada
Painting Workshops, Boomerang Art, Canada
Art Instructor, Lucsculpture art school, Toronto, Canada

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