Artist member since 2020
Passionate about the conservation of life, Brazilian born / Canadian mixed media artist Simone Guimaraes explores the beauty of wildlife, nature and humans. From endangered species to threatened oceans and humanitarian crisis across the globe, art becomes the means for social and environmental consciousness.
Her mixed media technique is a connection between technology and craft. Much like the causes she explores and their interconnection, what starts as a drawing takes shape digitally just to return to its non-digital state with acrylic, ink and other fine art mediums. In a world of high-tech and “low-touch” society, the artist conveys the importance human touch still holds in a technological driven culture, purposely interrupting the digital process as a reminder that we have to “physically” do more to coexist with wildlife, nature and each other.
An active participant of popular Toronto art fairs, including the Toronto Outdoor Art Fair (TOAF), Riverdale ArtWalk and Queen West Art Crawl, she believes in the importance of human connection when telling the story of her work.
Ten per cent from sales of Simone’s artwork is donated to organizations around the world in support of wildlife, humanitarian and environmental causes.
Simone currently works from her home studio in Toronto.
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