From the lush Himalayan foothills of Bhutan, to scenic Naini Tal and bustling city of Kolkata (formerly 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 four seasons bring to her garden and the Canadian landscape.
Milly was artistically inclined from a young age. She is mainly a self-taught artist, and has taken various art courses over the years for fresh insights on technique and 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.
Milly 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.
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 and water colours. 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.
For the month of September 2019, it was an honour to be Featured Member Artist at Visual Arts Mississauga, ON
'Pomegranates' received second prize for the Open Acrylic art category at Buckhorn Fine Art Festival 2019.
6 x 12
Acrylic on canvas
''Between the pages'' received People's Choice Award.
'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?