I have gratefully been a stay at home mom for 20 years. My sons are my dream come true! I struggle with bi-polar and I have discovered painting in the last few years. I love it. It really helps me relax and feel productive. My teacher calls me a colourist/artist. I hope for people to be more aware of bi-polar and talk as much as possible about it.
Michelina Williamson is a visual artist who began her art practice as an experimental filmmaker. Williamson graduated from the Ontario College of Art's New Media program in 1991 and exhibited work in Toronto, Montreal and Germany. In 2010, she obtained a BFA from OCAD University and the next year took up painting. "I began to feel a disconnect within the ever-increasing digital process of filmmaking. The tactility and immediacy of painting brings more meaning to my work with a physical and emotional connection."
For this exhibit Williamson has chosen four abstract paintings from her Out of the Darkness Series. Through colour, texture and movement each painting tells a story of emotional turmoil, resiliency of the spirit and finding peace with oneself. Williamson's paintings will beautify your space and nourish your spirit.
To see more of her work, visit www.michelinawilliamson-artist.com.
Originally from Kreala, India, Asha is currently living in Brampton, Ontario. Working as a software engineer in the banking sector, she has always had a passion for creating art. Asha primarily works in pencil and has recently taken up acrylic painting. She is married to her husband Nidhish and has a son, Viaan.
Lorne was born and raised in Dundas Ontario where as a small boy he developed a love for art. Encourage by his Grandfather as a means of combating night terrors Lorne’s passion flourished until the untimely death of his beloved mentor (Grandfather) at age ten.
Forty plus years passed in which Lorne's artistic talents lay dormant and untapped. With the support and encouragement from the leadership of an art program offered by Regeneration Community Outreach (Brampton Ontario) a spark reignited a once dormant flame and Lorne's artistic passion once more began to flourish.
Using a combination of acrylic paint, paint markers and permanent markers on a variety of mediums from paper, to canvas, metal and glass. This self-taught artist has developed a unique blend of traditional Celtic sty-lings, modern-art and graffiti-techniques... A style he refers to as Celtic Fusion.