Following my heart

I am a graduate of BealArt and Fanshawe Design. I also taught digital design at Fanshawe for 10 years and have taught from my studio from time to time. My  focus now is on my art and specifically portraiture.

I am very blessed to be able to follow my heart and play and learn. I have been painting since 2002 and have quite a collection of paintings that range from landscape and still life to abstract. Furthermore, I enjoy going back and forth from one style to another and keeping things fresh.

Since Nov 2019 I have been the gallery assistant to the curator at St. Marys Station Gallery. This work fulfills my digital design interests by creating and updating the website and managing their social marketing platforms and print design needs.  On the other side of things, I enjoy being at the gallery, welcoming visitors (pre-COVID19) to the gallery and assisting the curator in designing and implementing art shows.

I invite you to view my galleries and contact me if you have a question. I continue to create commissioned pieces of art on request.

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Sylvie Verwaayen
Painter, Illustrator & Designer
“My studio is my sanctuary and sandbox
where I get to play and explore.”