Tag Archives: Hope

Colors of Fall

Here is my new painting inspired by colors of fall (Acrylic on Canvas, 16″x20″)

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Kind notes of support in my Exhibition!

I was reviewing the notes and comments that I received during my Solo Show in Gallery 1313, in January about my paintings and animation that raised awareness for Autism Spectrum Conditions. I am deeply touched by so many kind words of encouragement and support. here are just a few of them…I have to thank everybody for all their kindness and support and above all thank Phil Anderson the director of Gallery 1313 for the opportunity and also for including me as a gallery board member. It feels great to contribute to give back to such a wonderful non-profit artist run center and the arts community in general.

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Blessed by the Chief

“There comes that mysterious meeting in life when someone acknowledges who we are and what we can be, igniting the circuits of our highest potential.”-Rusty Berkus

I feel very honored and blessed that David General, the Indigenous Visual Culture mentor and advisor in OCADU, came to my exhibition. unnamed-2He generously spent a lot of time to give me amazing feedback  as well as words of encourgament and wisdom.  He basically made my year, and perhaps many years to come. He is one of those special leaders that brings out the best in people and makes the eyes of everyone around him shine.

In addition to his mentoring and advising role in OCADU, David is also a well known Sculptor, and a former Chief of Six Nations of the Grand River, as well as a member of the Ontario Art Council board of directors and much more. For more  information about the Indigenous Visual Culture Office and their amazing team at OCADU please check:   http://www.ocadu.ca/academics/undergraduate/indigenous-visual-culture.htm

A Very Special Guest!

First day of my show” Branches of Hope”  in Gallery 1313 with a very special guest, the eminent Psychology professor and scholar, Dr. Juan Pascual-Leone (left in image) and our very caring and supportive director Phil Anderson(right in image). Professor Leone who is also a poet, and very knowledgeable in visual arts, spent hours giving me wonderful lessons about art, psychology and existential philosophy. He was very present  and gave a lot of generous feedback and words of wisdom, kindness,  encouragements as well as constructive criticism and useful suggestions. In addition, he changed the names of many of the paintings! 🙂 I felt I met one of my close family members such as an uncle who showered me with attention. I don’t think my life will be the same again after this meeting!

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Donated my art to Lifeline Syria Auction

Puntitledaola Aron -Badin and me, above us is my donated art piece  ” Mother Consoling the Child III”(A subject related to my advanced studio research on Autism and Neuroscience which I have created several different paintings for) for Lifeline Syria Auction in OCAD U Nov27.

The Auction was for the purpose of raising funds to bring a Syrian family to Canada. Paola is the Manager of International Relations in OCAD U. The event was very well organized and I got to talk to some very nice and caring people. Below is the bigger size image of my painting.

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