Online Painting Class | Fall 2020 & Winter 2021 (Wednesday)

At Walk the Arts, we start our personalized teaching according to the level of each participant. Under our direction, and as a group, we move on forward. We promote creativity and authenticity in a much more demanding and complex “artworld”. Enjoy the uniqueness of everyone.




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Heather Wardop

Heather Wadrop

I paint for enjoyment, a break from routine activities, and importantly the companionship with my friend Joy in USA.  I love the tactile properties of paint….dragging and pushing the colours of our Australian outback with gay abandonment…whether realistic, abstract or expressionist.

Joy Guy

I paint to fulfill my need for color and aesthetics in my mundane world of covid restrictions.
The restrictions have allowed more downtime and exploration of different media.
I paint to communicate with my long distant friend by sharing our art and life challenges.
Diane Houle-Rutherford

Diane Houle-Rutherford

I paint because I feel the need to create art with colours and shapes that represent certain aspects of the world around me, my appreciation of it and how it impacts me

Felix Policarpio

 I draw and illustrate in order to understand the world and come to terms with my own mortality and flaws.  Death, life, nature, and science are my favourite things- bringing them together in a symbiosis brings me joy. All of these subjects can be beautiful and terrifying. I love it.

Andrée St-Louis

Why do I paint? So often I’ve been asked the question. I paint my outlook on humanity.

Lise Rivet

I paint because it sparks joy. I must find visual beauty, calm, serenity, logic in chaos to appease the soul. Like Japanese “zen” and “wabi sabi”, Swedish “lagom”, Danish “hygge”, I am inspired by beauty, nature, history, traditions, culture, travel. Like Greek “meraki”, I think (I hope) I leave a piece of myself in my work.

Pierre Lanoix

I love to paint because I like to tell a story without words. I am intrigued by the emotions colors give. I am fascinated by the effect that paintings have on the human mind. I enjoy exploring my other self and trying to emulate this through my paintings. It is my serenity.

Pier-Malek ("Keleb") MASHIO

I paint to express myself freely and fully.

Carmen Poirier

I am currently painting because….

Gerry Giuliani

I paint because I like to express on canvas my perspectives on perception and how we see. I enjoy focusing on the confluence

JD Powell

I’am painting today so I may share my thoughts and Ideas. My art remains an unpredictable source of my imagination.

Christine Lenoir-Godin

Fall 2020 Semester participant

Jim Payette

Fall 2020 Semester participant

Chris Hamilton

Fall 2020 Semester participant

Mid crit by professor and the class in March 2021


Final crit on April 7, 2021 by…

Vicky Neumann (Colombia)

Vicky Neumann is one of the important artists of Colombia. She is represented by the best galleries in her country.

Vicky Neumann demeure l’une des artistes importantes de la Colombie. Elle est représentée par les meilleures galeries de son pays.

Vicky Neumann was born in 1963 in Barranquilla, Colombia. She studied Fine Arts at the School of Fine Arts in Barranquilla, as well as at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome, Italy, and Mairie de Paris, France.

In 2018, the Museo Rayo in Roldanillo, Valle del Cauca, held a retrospective of her work entitled Vicky Neumann. In 2017 he showed his most recent works in the exhibition Doméstico Alterado at Galería El Museo, Bogotá. In 2015 she presented the exhibition, Juventud sin divino tesoro at the Universidad Nacional in Bogotá and in 2012 the exhibition Vicky Neumann, at the Museo de Arte de Caldas in Manizales, among others. His works are part of important national and international collections, including Delaware Art Museum, United States, Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, California, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Bogotá and Museo de Caldas, Manizales.

The artworks of Colombian artist Vicky Neumann present a contemporary reality, which is disconcerting to some viewers because of its fresh, haughty, creative, and innovative language. From a chromatic and compositional point of view, Neumann’s work delves into the subject of the paintings in a different order, oriented and reformulated as a pretext to paint. 

The artist’s works become compositions that incorporate cut canvases, reconfigured paintings, and, particularly, Clementina’s embroideries. These works require attention and attention; beyond the colors and the drama of the gesture, there is a reality that is perceived in the transformed landscape, in the threads that tell a story. Vicky Neumann gathers, as a visual and plastic homage, elements that challenge her from the daily life of Clementina, from her environment, and from the bond built between the two of them.

(past guest crit) Milly Ristvedt, RCA

Milly Ristvedt was born in Kimberley, B.C. and studied at the Vancouver School of Art (now Emily Carr University). She began her art practice in Toronto and had her first exhibition there in 1968 with the Carmen Lamanna Gallery. Her work was included in the 7th Biennial of Canadian Painting at the National Gallery of Canada and the 3rd International Pioneer Galleries Exhibition at Musee Cantonal, Lausanne and Musee d’Art Moderne, Paris during this period. During a three-year period in Montreal, from 1970 to 1973, Ristvedt was a founding member of Véhicule Art Inc., the first artist-run centre in Montreal, and had a solo exhibition at the Musee d’Art Contemporain de Montréal.

Since 1968 Ristvedt has had more than fifty solo exhibitions, including a travelling ten-year survey exhibition in 1978 organized by the Agnes Etherington Art Centre, and her work has been included in national and international exhibitions. She has received grants for her work from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council, and in 2012 was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for her service as Advocacy Representative for the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts.

Her work can be found in the collections of the Canada Council Art Bank, Art Gallery of Ontario, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Vancouver Art Gallery, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Glenbow Museum, Musee d’Art Contemporain de Montréal, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and Harvard University, amongst others. In 2011, Ristvedt earned a Master’s degree in Art History from Queen’s University, with her thesis, Reinhardt, Martin, Richter: Colour in the Grid of Contemporary Painting.

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