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Meet Our Art Masters Participants 2020

Updated: Jul 20, 2020

VVAF is excited to merge their popular Art Masters competition with their new summer program Art Downtown on Wednesday July 22nd at Lot 19, from 12pm - 1pm.

8 artists, 1 theme, 1 mystery box of unconventional art supplies, 1 hour.

Art Masters is an art competition in which 8 professional artists create a piece of artwork based on a theme (which will be announced on the day), using one mystery toolbox filled with unconventional painting tools. They will have one hour to create a piece of art based on this theme, requiring them to unleash their creative talents within an exciting environment.

Below you can find out more about the artists participating in Art Masters, and hear from them about their work and practice.

Participating Artists:

Stin Dang

Hiya, I’m Stin! My natural habitat is my desk, I can be seen crouching over my computer in the dark with a mug full of tea and a mess of art supplies scattered atop of it.

I'm really passionate about art -- some people have told me I'm a little too passionate, and I can get carried away talking about it. I think any form of creation is amazing and that art is the most human indulgence there is.

Elizabeth Cross

Elizabeth Cross is a prolific acrylic and face artist. She has exhibited her work throughout the Vancouver and Seattle area. Elizabeth absolutely loves to paint colourful vibrant flowers and faces. She has been painting as a hobby for 30 years, however, since 2018 has decided to show her work to the public. Painting for Elizabeth is a complete addiction. She dreams of paintings and what to paint next.

Michael Oyaro

I am Michael Oyaro. I come from Kenya located at the East of Africa. I have a passion for Art especially painting. It all started when i was young , used to draw cartoons. I learned more of Art in high school as it strengthened my artistic skills. My strengths are painting the human figure, especially portraits with a deep meaning/message to it. Most of my paintings, the thought process comes from my life experiences and inspiration stories I have heard from people.

Andrea Ludwig

Andrea Ludwig has been painting Mayan Art, custom fabrics and furniture in the Mayan Riviera for 17 years. She has spent many years silk painting, experimenting with scares abd sarongs, and wall hangings. Andrea lived in Mexico and worked as the in house artist for Club Maeya Resorts on the beaches of Xpu-Ha where she was continuously inspired by the culture around her.

Shakun Jhangian

I am intuitively drawn to the healing spirit of earth, wind and water. It's calming and meditative aspect naturally attracts me to the softer gentler side of the colors found in nature.  

I enjoy the process  of letting go and experimenting and discovering new techniques. I've always felt this powerful passionate inner need to create. It's a need that has always been and continues to be the driving force in my life. 

Creating a painting takes me to a quieter more reflective space. I hope my work conveys this sense of calmness to the viewer.

Soda Leavey

Soda's work revolves around the extension of the self—how tools can enhance or inhibit the body and the mind, the conception surrounding them and how they function in contemporary hybrid spaces.

Soda takes a multidisciplinary approach to create an interactive aesthetic experience, and further respond to the radical shifts in concepts of the body to comment on social constructs and the integration of technology. How society functions in hybrid states is constantly shifting and evolving, Soda looks at how this is happening while pushing the idea of what painting can be.

Castor Fernandez

To say that I am an interdisciplinary artist would be an understatement. “I will try just about anything at all…and I do mean anything” I am a painter, sculptor, set designer and I sure like to experiment with ALL mediums, not just painting in oil and acrylic for example but will use all kinds of non-traditional mediums and sometimes blend them. The same goes for style or type of art…I feel just as comfortable painting a landscape, a still life, an abstract, humorous art piece or a dark surrealist, mysterious image.

Roman Rozumnyj

A practising artist and interior designer (@oceanplacestudios), Roman's ingenuity and attention to detail is prevalent in all of his works. His evocative artwork is influenced by strong chroma, heavy textures, and in his manipulation of mediums.

Born in Sudbury, Ontario, raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and currently residing in West Vancouver ...strictly by choice.

Stop by Lot 19 on July 22nd to meet all artists and watch them at work. For more information on Art Masters please visit our website.

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