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Simone Guimaraes

Artist member since 2020
Toronto, Ontario

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.


Inside the Studio


Q+A

Everyone should know about

Kabbalah

Favourite book

A New Earth by Eckhart Toole

In a previous life I was (a) ...

Man

Why is it important for people to have art in their home or life?

Art can inspire, make you think, it can provoke and push people to act. Art can change your mood and ultimately contribute to our society, politically and culturally.

Favourite medium

Acrylic

What kind of artwork do you have in your home?

I think the support of the local art community is essential. I try to purchase works by local artist whenever I can. I don't believe in competition - I want everyone to make it.

Upcoming Exhibitions
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Select Past Exhibitions
2019

Toronto
QWAC

2019

Toronto
Riverdale ArtWalk

2018

Toronto
QWAC

2018

Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto
Toronto Outdoor Art Fair (TOAF)

2017

Toronto
QWAC

2017

Toronto
KMAF

2014

Moniker Gallery, Toronto
Decipher

2013

Spazio dell’Arte Gallery, Toronto
Sensation

Education

Parque Lage School of Visual Arts
Painting

2002

Central Saint Martins
Curating

2013

Avenue Road Art School
Painting

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