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KYLE YIP

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BIOGRAPHY
 
Multimedia artist Kyle Yip also known as Discrete, is a Toronto based DJ, producer and label owner of Savvy Records. 

He is known not only for his Juno Award Nominated full-length album, but also his remixes for international artists such as Brabe, Society of Silence and many more.   

His label also hosts the Savvy Records Podcast, an inclusive resource for discovering new and dynamic music  for newcomers and more advanced electronica listeners alike.    Following a strong library of solo releases, ' The Midas Touch' is Kyle's first full-length solo album.  Kyle Intertwined his love for jazz, disco and soul with a deep-house and techno tinged sensibility. This  medley of inspirations were crucial to constructing a sound that is not only exuberant and enigmatic, but also  nostalgic and thoughtful.

While Kyle is an active presence in Toronto's nightlife, often throwing parties for his Savvy Records  label, he is equally involved with an international community of producers and musicians. 

THOU ART THAT
 
We live in the segregating dimension of physicality. This is how we are able to view things. Our  minds work in duality to create three dimensional space, stereo sound and language we can comprehend.  Our external and internal perceptions are opposing sides of the same coin. They are inextricably linked and  cannot be separated. Our perspective on reality is consequently divided — thesis, antithesis; space, negative  space; matter, antimatter.     

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Religions have devoted their entire practice to the study of consciousness. Three of the four  branches of Buddhism, Zen and the Advaita Vedānta sect of Hinduism for example maintain the notion that a  separate self independent from the vast cosmos is essentially an illusory sensation. The thinking process that  is introspection itself, as Descartes simply said, is synonymous with the sensability. The obverse side of this  coin is experienced in the absence of thinking. People who experienced moments when watching something  profound  in nature such as a newborn or pet describe a feeling of ineffable elation and the transcending of  one's self and embody the object observed. 


”    The transcendental unity of consciousness is not only complicated to convey but is fundamentally  incompatible with dualistic languages, adding the onus of trying to understand it using only logic. Language  was articulated to work exclusively through symbolism, dividing nature into parts and actions. The word  water is not literally water, and the wordit
 means nothing in the phrase,  it is raining. We must beware when  impulsively dismissing ways of cognizing the universe as a whole just because it seems incompatible with the  limitations and ambiguities of customary language. The challenge is to transcend our habitual thinking  patterns to comprehend the universe in a way that is unified and more encompassing than what we are  accustomed to. Absolutely everything in the physical realm that comes into existence will eventually decease,  yet consciousness may exist outside time altogether.     Some maintain that our self control is the distinguishing factor between ourselves and an external  objective reality, but that is also a commonly misconceived concept. Even though in every instant billions of  our cerebral synapses fire, tissue cells multiply, and livers mass produce enzymes, we are somehow  convinced our minds possess a unique ability to consciously control ourselves and that supposedly  distinguishes us from the external world. Recent studies conclude that brain neurotransmitters travel  two-hundred and forty miles per hour   making decisions faster than we are even aware, so the mind operates  self-sufficiently without any need for interference from our thoughts. Control in this context is largely an  illusion. Einstein once said;   

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 “ A human being is part of the whole, called by us “universe”; a part limited in time and space. He  experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest —a kind of  optical delusion of his consciousness.
 This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our  personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves  from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole  of nature in its beauty ”   

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ILIANA SO

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Iliana So is a painter, muralist, and Mexican writer. 

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Founder of the fighting movement that seeks to unify the multiple disciplines of art with wrestling. 

 

Creator of the peace movement peace walls, in which murals are made for peace in various places. 

 

It has more than twenty collective exhibitions and eight individual exhibitions in Mexico City, San Diego, Vancouver and New York. 

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Her plastic work is mainly inspired by wrestling, the human figure, and peace. 

Representative of Mexico at the International Meeting of Muralists 2014, in  Mexico 

CHANGOS. CONTEMPORARY DANCE

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INTRODUCTION

Group formed in 2013 with the purpose of creating new forms of movement based on experiences and techniques acquired during the race. With the purpose of sharing with an audience that loves contemporary dance and thus increases artistic training.

"Changos", is composed of four dancers, two women, and two men; all graduates of the Morelense Center of the Arts.

 

MISSION AND VISION

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To make known to the general public the deep content of contemporary dance in each one of the exponents. Get to deepen in the viewer different sensations.

JUSTIFICATION

CHANGOS, an emerging company of dancers interested in finding a movement for its creation and diffusion.

OBJECTIVES

-Diffuse contemporary dance from the point of view of Mexican students.

-To make our own works known.

-To promote international exchanges.

CHANGOS LONG-TERM DANCE

The artist is one who shares all that he has acquired over time, maintaining interest in his own growth.

One of the objectives of students graduating from contemporary dance is to reinforce studies based on new experiences. That is why we are interested in international exchanges.

Developing new skills from a culture different from yours allows expanding a panorama to create your own style.

WORKS

"SAY I'M A BIRD"

"Say I'm a Bird" made in 2013 was created with different techniques such as ballet, Release, African and salsa to make dance known as a diverse source of movement. It is performed with four dancers.

 "SIXTY SECONDS"

Held in 2017 by Erick Mejía and Maco Viveros.

Dance work - a contemporary theater that manages to travel back in time in the 60's, tells a love story that takes you on a journey of laughter.

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Castor Fernández. Live Painting.

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I was born in Bordeaux, France, but raised in Galicia, Spain. I have lived in Canada for most of my life, first in Montreal and now in Vancouver.
To say that I am an interdisciplinary artist would be an understatement. “I will try just about anything at all…and I do mean anything” I am a painter, sculptor, set designer and I sure like to experiment with ALL mediums, not just painting in oil and acrylic for example but will use all kinds of non-traditional mediums and sometimes blend them.

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The same goes for Style or type of art…I feel just as comfortable painting a landscape, a still life, an abstract, humorous art piece or a dark surrealist, mysterious image.
I have done paintings as small as 3 inches square to as large as 9 feet square. For a long time I have felt very comfortable painting in the style of the Impressionists, but my desire to continuously explore and learn has led me to paint many other styles for example experimented with calligraphy.


Years back I would just do art for myself because I really loved to do it, it allowed me
to release this incredibly creative need and urge to self-express ideas and feelings
that would manifest themselves in various ways. In my darkest moments and difficult
times, I would do art before I even realized I was also doing art therapy on myself.

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The creative process and ability to ”make things out of nothing” has helped me many
times over and has been a constant source of positive emotion. In fact, I would go as
far as saying it has been my salvation because it would get me grounded and able
to deal with “life” and all the challenges that can bring. After completing a Bachelors
Degree at Concordia University in Montreal, and getting so much positive feedback
from classmates, friends, and people in general, I was encouraged to show my art
publicly. To my amazement every time I would show any of my creations the
feedback was awesome.


Today I can say that my art has found many happy homes not only across Canada
but now starting to have a more international base, in such places as Montreal,
Vancouver, England, Spain, Oregon (USA), Osaka (Japan).

Contact: artworks_1999@yahoo.com

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ENGRAMA Contemporary and interdisciplinary dance

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“Engrama" is a Mexican performance project that works as a creation platform that looks for new experiences through collaboration with different artists of different disciplines: multimedia, plastic artists, musicians, electronic and mechatronics engineers and is really interested in sharing their work to a different audience at conventional and non-conventional places. This project is directed by Kenia Navarro Menez and Sergio Rogelio Ornelas García. This creation platform has been founded since 2013, and has been presented around Mexican
Republic and Caracas, Venezuela in 2015 at the “Festival Mundial de solos y duetos” with an environmental theme. For the crew its important that as a consequence of sharing its work, a feedback may occur through dialogue with the audience.
“Engrama” can be considered a nomad project because it has no established studio, so it is constantly investigating different ways to train and create.

Contemporary and interdisciplinary dance with the collaboration of plastic arts and mechatronics. Performed by two dancers, in colaboración with moving objects (mannequins heads are part of the cast). The choreography “Blanco y Nada" is about social dialogues.

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The relationship between dancers and moving objects is neutral, it means that there is no main characters, no couples, and no pre-established relationships. They are just social beings dialoguing each other.

By the direction of Kenia Navarro and Sergio Ornelas, co-director and director of the collective of contemporary dance “engrama”.This choreography emerges as a piece that illustrates our social perception.

The plastic artist Itziar Guiner, achieves mannequins heads of easy mobility so the mechatronic Edson Juarez were able to move them throughout the scenic space.

The research of movement arises from help, prevent and limit the movement of each other. From this arises a duet, with a unique language and texture. These three research proposals were chosen as a way to referring to social daily life.

Jeannie Priscila. Live Painting

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A lover of art and adventure, Jeannie Priscila packed her life into a single backpack and hitchhiked directly from Toronto to Vancouver this summer.

 

Formerly based in Toronto, the 24-year-old Ryerson University graduate has been fascinated with drawing since the early years of a toddler.

 

Jeannie likes to incorporate design techniques and colour theories from her education into her visual work. Post graduation, Jeannie has worked as a freelancing artist offering a variety of options to different clients including commissioned canvas work, customizing clothing, henna/body art, large scale murals, and painting vehicles.

 

Wiling to paint on virtually any surface, Jeannie is ready to extend out with her imagination and incorporate a foundation of possibility and inspiration through art.

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Aurélia Bizouard

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ARTIST STATEMENT
Working with glass is a metaphor for life and a representation of the importance of living and life. 


It illustrates the uniqueness of everything around us: from the contemplation of human existence to the beauty of the ordinary things surrounding us. 


With action painting, I can search for the hidden meaning of life and the unconscious expressed by intuitive painting: how to express the world we see with glass and how glass brings the expression of life's emotion?

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BIOGRAPHY

Aurélia Bizouard fell in love with art and started drawing cartoons of Japanese Manga at a very young age in France, her country of origin.

She was raised in a western suburb of Paris, which, along with Normandy, was the cradle of Impressionism. It was here that Renoir, Monet, Van Gogh and Morisot painted, some of her favorite painters who influenced her to start painting on canvas.

She became intrigued by art and fascinated with the beauty of the Seine river and its impressionist surroundings. Her passion for art continued to grow during the time she studied in Paris where she earned a degree in international business. Aurélia continued her studies in Scotland and England where she opened her heart and eyes to new places. 

Despite her foray into the world of business, she remained fascinated by art and the BEAUTY OF THE ORDINARY THINGS surrounding her life. Art and travel have always taken a predominant place in her daily life.

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She worked in the travel industry for many years and continued to travel the world with her brushes. In 2008, She decided to move to Canada to experience a new culture, see her country from a different perspective and find NEW INSPIRATIONS that today come mainly FROM PEOPLE she meets and PLACES she goes to. She believes visiting, watching the world and sharing with people is the secret to unleashing creativity. 

Her appreciation for modern and abstract art grew over time, as well as surrealism and expressionism influenced her way of painting. It is in 2011 that she started painting as it is today using acrylic and glass as a canvas. Her painting is now intuitive, without sketches, abstract, expressionist and figurative. Painting on glass has been a revelation and is now part of her daily life. Today, this French artist lives between France and Canada, her art studio is located in the art and design district of Railtown in Vancouver.

Website: 

http://www.aureliabizouard.com/bio/

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Melinda Marshall

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Melinda Marshall is a contemporary artist who works on both canvas and wood panel. Based in Vancouver’s downtown east side, her abstract pieces are multilayered works that look to bring form to the beauty and emotion that surround us on a daily basis.  


Melinda has been influenced by an eclectic array of artists ranging from Claude Monet to Gerhard Richter. Working with a variety of different mediums including resin, gels and acrylics, she produces work of bold colours as well as more muted tones. 

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"Much of my work evolves through the use of multiple layers. In life there is always something going on beneath the surface and I want my work to reflect that. Some images are simple and easily accessed while others ask for a more considered approach to viewing them; to look below the surface to see what is really there" 

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Gayle Arnold. Live Painting

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Gayle Arnold graduated with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts from Emily Carr University of Art and Design in 2009.

Arnold creates custom art works for clients that range from pet portraits to motorcycles.

All work is created with consideration of minimizing waste and water usage to limit the impact on the environment.

The well being of the earth became a passion for Arnold as a child. She grew up in British Columbia, surrounded by beautiful parks and lakes and it created a deep-seeded love and respect for green spaces. Landscape paintings have been Arnold’s favourite subject matter since she started painting as a child.

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Arnold is best known for colourful, gestural, portrait oil paintings that have been described as “capturing movement in a static medium.”

Arnold’s Figurative series named ‘Regardez-Moi’ (Look at Me) pushes boundaries to move beyond traditional representation without delving into the abstract.

 

 

Website:   www.gaylearnold.com

Contact: info@gaylearnold.com

Twitter: @gayletheartist

Facebook:         @gayletheartist

 

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MiYoung Margolis

MiYoung Margolis is the Designer of ‘Aphrodite’, Nominated for Up and Coming Designer by Seattle Style Night 2016. In the Aphrodite Collection, expressions of female emotion are depicted through symbols of love, beauty, and fertility, bringing the mythological fairy tale to life as wearable art.

 

In addition to fashion design, the multitalented MiYoung is also an internationally published model (since 2002), mixed media artist and has just recently opened her own art gallery, ‘Prince and Fox’ in Seattle where she hopes to support the local art community.

MiYoung was a semi-finalist in the Bombay Artisan 2016 national competition with the piece ‘The Beautiful Jane, Dancer’ from the Jane Collection.  She has been trained by a sculptor and inspired by the works of Chagall, her paintings utilize a complex palate of texture and color to convey female emotions to the viewer.  Her work is inspired by her life experiences with different series telling her story and providing an unfiltered view into her psyche.

Especially, "Jane Collection", is a projection of herself on canvas.  A female form is shown as she reaches the breaking point, an emotional and physical exhaustion.  Some relate to this work through the loss of a relationship, others the challenges of a busy non-stop life.  While every viewer will experience this painting as a reflection of their own personal journey, the emotions depicted are shared amongst all and acknowledging them has the power to bring us all closer together.  It is for this reason she created "Jane Collection".

Inspired by the concept of Jane Eyre and the experience of women in the Victorian era. “Jane Collection” is a modern expression of the emotions that I and all women experience. It aims to share to the viewer what it means to grow up as a woman. The `Jane Collection` explores a wide array of mediums and complex textures as MiYoung representing the diverse palette of female emotion.

Carol English

Carol English was born in Huntingdonshire England. Attended Batley School of Art and Design and Huddersfield Poly technique for Graphic Design in West Yorkshire. 

Choosing an alternative career and raising a family of two boys. She emigrated to Canada BC in 2012.

 

 

Carol finally felt inspired and passionate to pick up what she loved to do.

Mixed medium art using, Acrylic, inks, Oil, molding pastes, resin to create contemporary art work with a flow of energy using colour on Canvas and Perspex.

Each project is layered with texture and colours until images are built up.

Paintings are a subject of feelings and interpretation the more you look at them the more you see, that's the love for Carol.

Carol's first Exhibition was for Whistler Art Walk Week 2016. Selling her first pieces of Contemporary Art work.

2017 Teeny Tiny art work show Whistler Millennium Art Centre . Selling small 3 x 3  stainless steel contemporary firework art designs.

For the future Expressing large Contemporary Perspex and Canvas Art work with the use of Mixed Medium and Resin.

 

Stephany Potvin

“JUST ME”

Stephany Potvin (°1988, Calgary, Canada)
“Just me” not what “society” pressures; Raw art that focuses on self-expression
through variety of mediums primarily acrylics.

Stephany wants the viewer to experience
the sights to feel or uncut emotions to see; becoming part of her art as a kind of added
component.
Being a self-taught, self-representing artist Stephany strives for success in ability;
constantly learning, mastering new techniques and experimenting with the blending
palette. Preparing her for the next phase to start after nominated for Art Trends
Magazine Artist of the Year 2015 finishing top 10.

The artist’s work is published on multiple online and paper back forums. Stephany’s paintings have been exhibited in Lab Arts 2015, Art in the Park(Allen), and Art walk Edmonton.


Stephany excited for this journey that is just beginning, her creations can be
found in local business, offices and private galleries around Alberta.

Twitter: @stephanitlydc 

Contact: stephanynicole10@gmail.com

 

 

Marc Aaron Senoner

Marc Aaron Senoner is an Italian part-time artist and photographer who moved to Vancouver about two years ago.

He comes from a family of artists, his father was a well-known woodcarver and painter and his mother still does restorations of paintings and religious art.

 

 

Aaron is currently studying marketing at Langara College and works part-time at the Fairmont Waterfront Vancouver. He loves experimenting with double exposure and mixed media art.

He is a professional Sommelier who loves his wines and is slowly but surely falling in love with the Okanagan wine region where he often travels to, to discover new wines. He is a real sports fanatic and he spends his spare time playing soccer, watching hockey, rock climbing and snowboarding.

Contact: info@atelier-senoner.com

Louise Gloslee

Louise Gloslee is an abstract expressionist painter who uses watercolors, oil and acrylics. 

"I believe that life can imitate art and I try to show this in my extremely large canvases using colour mood and emotion.  I have a zest for life and a controversial way of looking at my environment around me. I feel that my unbridled way of looking at life is transmitted into my work."

 

 

 

 

I have shown my work in Vancouver Island University Powell River BC campus my work resides as part of the permanent collection in Vancouver Island University Powell River campus. 

My paintings are also in collections in private homes and businesses.al over the world

Powell River British Columbia is my home On the sunshine coast.  I have been painting here for 20 years and will continue to have a wonderful playful eclectic outlook on life by the sea.

 

Facebook: Louise Gloslee Yellow Rock Studio and Gallery

 

Jenessah Dumansky

 

 

Jenessah is a local, self-taught, Vancouver artist.  She is 19 years old and is currently going to Kwanten Polytechnic University to get her Bachelors in Fine Arts.                       Jenessah started out by drawing when she was 15 and kept up the hobby ever since then. 

 

 

She then introduced watercolour into her pieces and fell in love immediately.  Jenessah has found a passion for creating unique, edgy, and psychedelic watercolour pieces. 

She loves letting her creativity flow, and embracing the one-of-a-kind aspect that her art offers. 

 

 

 

 

 

Jenessah has branched out her art into an independent business in which you can find blog posts, artwork, and contact info for commission inquiries/collaborations on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/thejennygasoline/

 

She also has an Instagram page which showcases the progress of her artwork over the years, which you can find at https://www.instagram.com/thejennygasoline/.

 

 

Hasna Sal

 

Sculptor Hasna Sal studied fine art in England and Wales for four years, dabbling in a myriad of media including pastels, water colors, oils, acrylics, etc. She conducted an exhibition of watercolor renderings at the Royal Cornwall museum in 1997.

She then relocated to Boston, MA and completed a five year professional degree program in architecture and urban design, afterwhich she moved to Kansas in 2002. Hasna then worked as an architect and taught design studio at the University of

Kansas; here she confronted the final frontier of her career—the craft of glass sculptures.

 

 

 

Hasna is also a dancer, and incorporates the movement and feeling of movement in her sculptures, utilizing storytelling techniques and fusing different concepts and techniques. She has been learning and sculpting glass since 2004. She was later accepted into Harvard for a postgraduate degree in landscape architecture.

 

 

 

 

 

 

"My education at Harvard gave me a greaterunderstanding for the natural world and I translate my observations into my sculptural forms. Iam also a dancer, and I incorporate the movement and feeling of movement in my sculptures,utilizing storytelling techniques and fusing different concepts and techniques.

My sculptures are a cornucopia of planes, textures, tonalities, resonances, moods, emotions, morality, chaos and more. And finally, my sculptures are the voice of color.

Color is fundamental to the human spirit. It alleviates, invigorates, humanizes us…and I let it serenade".

 

Contact: hasna_sal@glassconcepts360.com

Website: http://glassconcepts360.com

Dana Ahmed Al-Safar

 

A Qatari artist. Bachelor graduate from Qatar University in Business management/ Marketing 2012. Started in art through printing inscription, which she mixed between writing short story and printing.

 

 

She have joint many fine art workshops like: The modern Impressionistic portrait. Portrait drawing at VCU. Modulation techniques different ores.

In addition, she presented different art workshops for children for (Dreema 2013 and summer & Art 2014, spring festival 2015, best buddies 2016).

For the adult she presented a workshop called “the small painting” at The Youth Creative Art Center.

 

Furthermore, she participated in many local art exhibitions (Qatari Art Exhibition, from Qatar Exhibition, Realist art gallery, Qatar foundation art atelier 2016).

Also she participated in some exhibitions abroad (the Qatari fine art in Oman 2014).

Instagram: @danapearls

Sheku Nafisi

 

 

My first painting was a carousel when I was two years old. I decided to draw it myself as I was not happy with the one my mom drew for me! Mine was a simple circle with eight spoon-shaped sticks around it as my mom always says.

My colored pencils and sketchbook were my best friends and have never left them alone.

Today, they are still my close friends and I have also found a new one, Adobe Creative Suite.

To make a long story short, the only thing that has been changed from those years is my artworks and paintings, they have become more detailed and professional and now I am a talented and creative graphic designer and painter.

Instagram: @land_of_lines

Paolo Rubini

Originally from Italy, Paolo begins to develop his passion for photography while traveling through different countries in his early twenties. Since the beginning fascinated by the opportunity to capture elements of different cultures or moments of unusual beauty hidden in everyday life, he later moves to a more personal and intimate reading of reality. With that approach he starts exploring the possibility of composing images with a deeper conceptual impact, reflecting his own emotional landscapes and his visual art influences more clearly.  

Before moving to Vancouver, Canada, where he currently lives, Paolo attended several photography classes in Mexico City and New York City. He now continues to develop his style, shooting freelance in North America and focusing mostly on conceptual photography, urban photography, environmental portraiture, and still life.

 

His current work explores the relationships human beings form with their environments, and the usage of panning techniques and long exposure to capture time, motion and urban feelings.

 

“Paolo Rubini’s natural composition and use of dramatic black and white enhance his way of seeing things.  There is so much going on in many of his images it takes a connoisseur to drink it all in.”    - Allan de la Plante -

 

Website: http://paolorubini.com/   and  www.paolorubini.blogspot.com

Contact: paolo.rubini86@gmail.com

          

Lab Art Show is celebrating Canada's 150 years. We are honoured to feature artist Natacha Troitter artwork

Originally from Quebec, I grew up in a small town on a street with no kids to be seen around, so I always kept myself busy painting something or someone. After high school, I continued my studies in Arts. A few years later, I enrolled in makeup school at Blanche MacDonald Centre and everything finally made sense. I have since been working in all areas of the trade, but particularly enjoy the creative process of the body painting. 

Makeup is truly a passion for me, I take pride in my work and services and make sure that I am there for my clients from the beginning until the end of the bookings... and even after, if they have any questions about products or techniques. It happens very often that my bridal clients, come back for boudoir, head shots, body painting and later face painting for their children. No matter what you book me for, I am dedicated to make your makeup experience amazing and memorable. My clients list goes from the little munchkins birthday parties to Lululemon athletica. No contract is too small or too big for me, I have a team of makeup and hair artists that will work for me for any occasion. 

I started in the makeup industry in 2004 working mostly on theatrical productions and fashion photo shoots. I moved to Canmore, Alberta where I focused mostly on bridal makeup and from there decided to go back to school and move to Vancouver to start the Global program at the Blanche MacDonald Centre.                                                                                       
 In November 2011, I graduated at the top of my class and  I have since been very active in the industry, working along with photographers, brides, and videographers. I also started teaching Make-Up Artistry in 2012, which I absolutely love. In 2014 I was hired to teach at the Blanche Macdonald Centre, the most prestigious make-up artistry school in Canada. As a graduate of this institution, this experience was like coming home for me.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
Finally, I have been working for Lancome as a promotional consultant since 2011 and Make Up For Ever on and off since 2009.  I usually work on special make-up events organized in various stores, where I enjoy educating woman of all ages about how to enhance their beauty. Sometimes all we need to change the course of our day, or our life, is to feel empowered by our own beauty.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
In 2014 I moved to Squamish, which I love for the community and access to the great outdoors and still travel to Vancouver.
 Below are awards I have received: 
-1st place at the North American circus, body painting competition (2015)
-1st at the Art World Expo body painting competition 2 years in a row (2013-2014)
-Best makeup and hair at the Golden Egg Award in LA for the short film 'My Daphne' by Sandi Gisbert(2014)
-3rd place at the Toronto International make-up artist trade show (IMATS), beauty-fantasy competition (2011)

Website: http://www.natachatrottier.com/

Contact: natacha.trottier@gmail.com