Last week we introduced you to Arron, our Edmonton artist whose painting, The Bridge, is up for auction throughout this month. Today we introduce you tot he other talented artist who is on display thanks to this auction, Chi!
Chi was born in Vietnam and moved to Canada in 1992, first to BC, then to Calgary. Chi spends a lot of time with her family – her parents, her twin sister, her younger brother and sister, and her niece and nephew. She loves to clown and joke around with her friends as she has a wonderful sense of humour.
When Chi started at Chrysalis in 2010, she was immediately drawn to the art room. While usually a quiet, reserved person, in the art room Chi blossoms. She always knows exactly what she wants to paint and no one will change her mind! Chi loves colour, which can also be seen by looking at her nails – she always has her nails painted in bright colours, every week a new colour!
Chi does not draw her ideas out before painting; she picks her colours and brushes and lets inspiration guide her hand. Chi’s artwork is beautiful layers of colours that blend and mix together to create beautiful shades and textures. Chi is one of the most prolific artists in Calgary, and it is not uncommon for people to try and claim her art before it is even finished! In the most recent Art Show and Sale, Chi had 8 pieces showcased, and over the past 3 years has had over 20 pieces for sale.
When Chi is not creating, she also volunteers every week in the community. Chi volunteers at Petland with the Pets for Life program, she assists in the daycare at a local swimming pool, as well as volunteers at a seniors care facility. She has made many friends during her volunteer work, and it is her goal to continue to meet new people and make new friends while being an active member of her communities.
To view Chi’s painting, Controlled Chaos, please click here! You’re bids and support for this auction will ensure that artists like Chi continue to get the chance to create such wonderful and unique art in the studios in Edmonton and Calgary!