Being creative is something that never disappears if it’s in you. It’s been said that technical art skills are something that can be taught and learned through repetition. That may be true, but the need to create - the passion and the urge - are things that are a part of your personal being. I know that’s the way it is for me. I can’t remember when I began to express myself through art.

"I’ve been this way since I was old enough to hold a pencil, pen, paintbrush; any tool with which to create, in my hand. It excites me to know that I am nowhere near finished growing and changing as an artist. I know that this will always be a part of my life, a part of who I am.”

The Canmore, Alberta-born artist, Carley Bjorgum, has been living and creating out of Vancouver for the past 3 years. Her current primary medium is acrylic paint. At age 17 she had her first offer from a buyer on one of her paintings after having it displayed in the Canmore Art Gallery. Last year she acquired her first contract with Vancouver gallery, Chelli’s Art, Glass & Gift, where she showcased a total of four works. This year she will participate in various local art shows, and looks forward to taking some courses at Emily Carr to expand into different mediums and ignite further inspiration.