Lily Yamaguchi, Studio Life

Lily Yamaguchi, Studio Life, acrylic, 80 x 100 cm, $750

1. Tell us about the artwork you have in the VAM 2011 Juried Show.

Studio Life is that of a reclining male figure, in the setting of the Neilson Park Creative Centre Studio, where my creative spirit is inspired by the human form. I specialize in painting from the figure, working in a limited palette, wherein colour, shape and form, along with expressive drawing lines characterize my work. Through several sessions, I strive to express imagery and emotion, and thus a connection to the viewer.

2. How and when did you first become interested in creating art?

I became interested in art as a second career, searching for new pathways of creativity and healing, following years in the health care profession.

3. What do you think of the art scene in Mississauga? Where do you see it heading in the next ten years?

Mississauga appears to be supportive of the Arts, but it would be great to see availability and access to the Arts in all the public and private schools. It must start early, and be on-going.

4. What advice would you give young people who want to become artists?

Follow your dreams, and prepare by exploring many artistic pursuits, taking classes in your local community. Access bookstores and galleries. There is no age limit in pursuing creative interests.

5. What do you have lined up after the VAM Juried Show? For people interested in finding more of your artwork, do you have a website, blog, Twitter account or gallery?

I am planning to enter juried shows.

  • Exhibiting in John Leonard’s Group Show.  Feb. 14 – Mar. 6. Neilson Park C.C.
  • Etobicoke Art Group  Members’ Choice, Mar. 6 – Mar. 27
  • Beaux Arts, Brampton, Open Juried Show, April
  • Colour And Form Society

See Lily Yamaguchi’s Studio Life at the Art Gallery of Mississauga in the VAM 33rd Annual Juried Show until February 26th.

Voting for People’s Choice Award ongoing until February 26th. Ballots available at Gallery reception.

Lily Yamaguchi, Studio Life, acrylic, 80 x 100 cm, $750

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