Our first Art competition “Floral” started in November 2022 and concluded on December 15, 2022. Art Room Gallery received entries from many countries around the world: Canda, USA, Austria, Hong Kong, Japan, Philippines, United Kingdom, Spain, Germany and France. The Floral theme in this competition included a diversity in types, styles and mediums (oil on canvas, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, photography, digital). The following evaluation criteria has been used for judging the artwork: creativity, interpretation of the theme, originality and quality of art, overall design, demonstration of artistic ability, and usage of medium. Jury decided to select 95 artworks for inclusion in the exhibition. Aside from First, Second, and Third place Jury also presented Merit awards and Honorable Mention awards.
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I am a disabled self taught award winning artist and now an inspirational artist. I have had many miracles and I feels that I’m being guided by God in my life and I believes I’m alive to tell my story and share my art with the world and inspire others like me. I feel and believe that this is my purpose here on earth and it has become my life mission. I enjoy to draw and paint realistically. One of my favorite mediums to work with is pastels. It has become the medium of my choice I discovered three years ago. I can also work in oils, acrylics, graphite, gouache and colored pencils. I was born with Elhers Danlos Syndrome, a rare disease that caused my spine to collapse twice. I have endured over 10 operations since the age of 10. Both back and abdominal. I have two rods and 26 screws holding her spine. I loves to draw and paint nature, animals, pets, wildlife, people, animals, kids, landscapes and architectural pieces in mediums such as oils, acrylics, gouache, graphite, charcoal and colored pencils.
Cher Pruys, ASAA SCA, IGOR, AAPL, CSAA, AMS, LMS, OSA, MAA, CFA, NOAPS, PSA, AWA.. "To take my inner visions with my hands and create a work of art for you the viewer .... That is the ultimate in self expression." Cher Pruys was born in Regina. Over the years she lived in many places including Saskatoon, Calgary, Edmonton, Ottawa, Fort Frances, settling into her present home in Devlin, on the banks of the Rainy River with her husband Mark, 4 dogs and 2 cats. By age three, Cher was seldom found without a drawing tool in hand. She worked in pencil, charcoal and ink over the years, until, she picked up a paintbrush at the age of 35. Beginning with oil paints, she found her chosen mediums in acrylic, water color and gouache. Although self taught, her dedication and talent has seen her work juried into 235 International exhibits, as well as exhibits in numerous non juried shows. She has won 274 awards for her work in the International Juried Exhibits.
Born in 1970 in Quebec City, she now lives in Matane in the Lower St. Lawrence, Quebec, Canada. Influenced from childhood by her mother, Louise P. Dussault, a painter-sculptor, Nina decided to pursue an artistic career. After graduating in interior design, she opened a trendy furniture boutique and an interior design service. Afterwards, she continued her studies at LaSalle College in Montreal and obtained a degree in fashion design. Her career took her to the children's clothing industry in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Back in Quebec, she undertook training in painting, stained glass and mosaics. She loves to play with different materials, contrasting shapes, textures and colors. She will develop a particular love for painting and glass. Exhibiting in collective and solo since 2016, she is involved as vice-president of Groupe Alizarin, a group of artists from the Lower St. Lawrence. She is also the administrator of the symposium Artistes en Fête of Sainte-Flavie, Quebec, Canada. ‘’My favorite themes are flowers and gardens as well as still life with antique porcelain.’’