Opening Reception: Thursday October 16th (6-10pm)
Exhibition Dates: October 16-22, 2014
“I create non-objective paintings and use design, colour and shape to express emotion. In lieu of material or concrete subject matter, I use the ideas that intrigue, stimulate and engage me and try to transfer that feeling on to paper.My goals are to – use colour expressively, explore my vision, challenge the traditional and to be fearless.“
Vera began painting watercolor in 2004. She has studied with some of the best international watercolourists in Toronto, Haliburton, Maine, Michigan, and New Mexico. Her work has been exhibited in numerous juried shows including The Ontario Society of Artists in Toronto,the Society of Canadian Artists in Montreal, the Society of Canadian Of Painters in Watercolour in Calgary and also in Milton, Waterloo, Oakville, Bancroft, Meaford and Algonquin Park. She is the recipient of numerous painting awards and participated in a group show at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection.
She participates in the Bloor West Village Art Tour, and presented for the University of Women’s Club Art Group in her studio. She curates monthly art shows at a cafe in the Bloor West Village and has paintings hanging at the Toronto City Hall. In January 2014, she was a featured artist in the ” Palette Magazine “.
Currently, Vera is a chair of the Toronto Watercolour Society, is a member of the East Central Ontario Art Association, the Etobicoke Art Group, and the Humber Valley Art Club. She is also a signature member of the Toronto Watercolour Society, an elected member of the Ontario Society of Artists, the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, and the Colour and Form Society.