Artist Bio

Practicing predominantly in the mediums of watercolour, acrylic, ink,photoshop and graphite, Shaela Kinting seeks to share her view of the world she inhabits. Born in London, Ontario, she began drawing as soon as she was able to hold a pencil.  Shaela Kinting has worked in the Animation Industry for nearly a decade, designing and creating backgrounds for cartoons for Disney's "Pickle and Peanut", the Netflix original, "Trailer Park Boys the Animated Series", and Amazons "If you Give a Mouse a Cookie" to name a few. She also created all a short film titled "Netukulimk" for the National Film Board of Canada, and is involved in the Canadian local music and artist community. Her work focuses on elements of nature and portraiture sometimes with hints of fantasy. Through her work Shaela Kinting hopes to share the beauty she sees in the world around her.

Artist Statement

 

Visual Art has been a great source of joy and internal exploration in my life.  The quiet space I inhabit while creating lines and colours from imagination or reflecting my surroundings has often brought a much needed calm to me in even the most hectic of times.  When I was younger, my visual art offered a sense of escape. With each face drawn or place imagined, I was removed from a world I had found mundane or frightening to be swept off  anywhere my mind could fathom.  In recent years, my work has transformed into a platform to share the world as I see it. Dancing on the sidewalk or sharing a quiet moment with a friend can become a piece of time captured on a page. I love sharing these moments with the people who inspire them.  Nature vs Urbanization has also been a recurring theme in my work. In our present times, I feel a celebration of respect and love for the natural world more important than ever. It is my hope that through collaboration  with other artists and gifted people from all walks of life, we may bring about changes so desperately needed to make our world a better place for future generations.

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