From the lush Himalayan foothills of Bhutan, to the bustling city of Calcutta, the vibrant streets of Kathmandu, and the majestic fjords of Norway – Life’s journey has taken Milly to many wonderful places across the globe. She now calls Canada home and embraces the ever-changing beauty that the 4 seasons bring to her garden and the Canadian landscape.
Milly was artistically inclined from a young age – the artistic gene from her late Father runs through her veins. She is mainly a self-taught artist, and has taken various art courses over the years for fresh insights on technique & application.
A keen gardener with a deep love for nature and the outdoors, the blooms in Milly’s garden and the places she has visited are often the sources of her inspiration.
She is deeply concerned about the environment and tries in every possible manner to do her best to make a difference by preserving the natural environment. Starting from her backyard;the flowers and plants grown are perennials and native plants which attract insects, bees and butterflies. She happily shares the abundance of her garden with others to spread the joy of gardening and increase the habitat for the bees and butterflies. She feels every little positive action, no matter how small, contributes towards slowing down global warming.
As an artist, her painting style will evolve as her craft continues to develop. Her curiosity to learn, explore and work with different mediums will no doubt influence her artistic development. Her art has drawn admirers and won awards from juried shows and competitions she has participated in over the years.
Milly paints predominantly on canvas with acrylic as her chosen medium. She also enjoys drawing with colour pencils and painting with oils. Her creativity is not limited to brushes however - she can wield a crotchet hook, knitting needles and sewing machine with equal passion and creativity when she wants to step away from her paints & brushes.
'Pomegranates' received second prize for the Open Acrylic art category at Buckhorn Fine Art Festival 2019.
6 x 12
Acrylic on canvas
'Gathering' is showing at the Mississauga Central Library. The theme is celebrating community spaces human-made or in nature.
My personal interpretation of this painting:
'Between the pages' was painted when I was recovering from a minor stroke. The image is from a photograph I took of my bookshelf. The titles of few of the books have been changed to record the journey of my life. To me life is a 'Gathering' of events which makes each one of us so colourful and unique.
Bio for 'Between the pages'
It can be said that we begin our Life’s journey with a blank canvas. What we choose to paint on that canvas is bound only by means,opportunity, imagination or sheer will power and determination. An A-Z Encyclopedia of subjects and interests lie in wait – we just need to reach out and open the pages of the chapters that fuel our passions.
The gathering of books on the top shelf are what I have picked from the vast array of options that Life has offered. Yes, my hands may have lingered along the spine of many a book, but these are the ones that have most stimulated my curiosity, deepened my understanding, fed my spirit and calmed my soul. I know that I will add on to this gathering of books as I continue on my journey of learning. What books have you gathered in your journey through Life?
'Happy together' was entered for the Member theme show in Visaual Arts Mississauga.
10 x 8
Acrylic on canvas