Reema Chopra

Reema Chopra is an art promoter, mentor, advocate and a professionally trained Canadian Contemporary Artist. Reema provides career advice, coaching, writing services, promotion, and digital marketing strategies for artists from beginners to advanced. She is a founder of White Antelope, a branding and marketing agency located in Toronto, Canada.

Reema brings her vast knowledge and experience in advertising, art, antiques, graphic design, marketing, events and promotions, along with an international network of contacts to each of her clients. She is committed to the success each client entrusts her to bring to their efforts. She is one of the upcoming new contemporary artists to emerge out of the Canadian landscape in the last decade.

Reema Chopra is a trained Graphic Designer, Contemporary Visual Artist, Digital Marketer and a certified Usui Reiki Master who grew up chanting mantras, painting modern art and exploring the science of Ayurveda. Her passion for art began at a very young age. As a child she was surrounded by art and music, along with the beauty of the Indian landscape, inspiring her interest in fine arts and graphic design. As a teenager, she was deeply inspired by her grandfather who introduced her to Ayurveda, Eastern Art, and Spirituality.

After graduating from Visual Communications, followed by Post graduation in Marketing and Public Relations from the University of Mumbai, India, she pursued her career as a Creative Art Director for some of the top advertising agencies, fortune 500 companies, design studios, and print publications. She moved to Toronto, Ontario in the 1990s, and completed her studies in Graphic and Web Design from George Brown College and Certificate in Digital Marketing from the University of Toronto. Her versatile spirit has led her to incorporate many different styles and mediums into her works including acrylic colours, watercolors, digital art, pastels, and inks. She is a Founder of White Antelope, a Canadian company specializing in Diversity and Digital Marketing Management and Sohum Healing Arts Centre serving a diverse range of Canadian audiences.

Reema's distinctive mark is seen in her ability to lay down "multi-layered coats of vibrant paint spread over a canvas with vigorous and bold brushstrokes. Reema’s entire body of work addresses taboo and controversial issues related to fundamental human experiences such as birth, death, and aspects of consciousness. Primarily influenced by the painters like Rembrandt and Monet helped place her work in direct conflict with the abstraction and conceptual art. Some of her favorite artists include works from Saya Woolfalk and Georgia O’Keeffe as well as work from a broad range of Canadian photographers. Motivated and inspired by therapeutic art classes she facilitated at Ontario Shores of Mental Health in Whitby, Ontario, and Welcome Immigrant Center in Ajax Ontario, She quickly developed a deep passion for modalities of art therapies used for healing trauma, depression, PTSD, Dementia and many more. Reema’s art is one of disclosure, using her life events as inspiration for works ranging from painting, drawing, photography, and sculpture. Reema reveals her hopes, humiliations, failures, and successes in candid and, at times, excoriating work that is frequently both tragic and humorous.

She is devoted to the integrative field of Energy Medicine, treating a multitude of chronic and acute conditions. She is a philosopher at heart assisting individuals to heal on the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels. She has a passion for the arts, and actively supports local arts and community organisations in Durham Ontario region, having served as a Board member for an independent theater company Ajax Community Theater and a local art gallery Station Gallery in Whitby, Ontario and Non-profit Girls Inc Durham. She works with organisations who want to tap into the sentiments of their key stakeholder audiences in sustainable ways and is very keen on working with some great projects which are revenue generating for any community.

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Kelly Couperthwaite

Brampton based artist, Kelly Couperthwaite, a full-time graphic designer and an avid home baker recently decided to jump back into the world of fine art in 2018. After her daughter moved off to college with some extra time on her hands, she picked up her art supplies after a long hiatus and began exploring with a medium new to her called Alcohol Ink. The fluid movement and vibrant colours grabbed her attention and she was hooked.

Kelly started exploring with modern designs that this liquid medium creates on Yupo Paper and Ceramic surfaces favouring abstract floral designs, monotone colour pallets and embracing white space. Whether her pieces are framed for home decor, a useful set of drink coasters or a unique greeting card, the vibrant colours bring a brightness to any home.

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VAB Instructor Exhibit

Featuring work from the talented instructors at Visual Arts Brampton, this exhibit highlights the diverse range of individuals who are dedicated to advancing the arts education of our students.

Please take a moment to browse the work, learn about the individual artists, and view the workshops available this fall.

We hope you are inspired to join us and create!

Sara-Sati Ramprashad

Sara-Sati is a self-taught portrait artist from Brampton, whose lifelong goal is to master the art of hyper-realism. Her style has been evolving from realism to experimental sketch-like portraits that explore colour and texture, and aim to capture the essence of her subject. She is currently enrolled in Sheridan College for Visual and Creative Arts.

"I taught myself how to draw portraits a few weeks after my first surgery correcting a chest condition I was born with. I started drawing faces from magazines to learn and practice this new art and pass my time. I did a little doodle almost every single day during my recovery, and was delighted every time I drew to see what putting the pencil to paper revealed. With each drawing I was getting closer and closer to capturing likeness and sharpening my observational skills. Details and realism became an obsession of mine — I wanted to make my drawings look so real that you feel like you could reach out and touch them. Five years later and I think I’m on my way to getting there."

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