Sandee Ewasiuk is graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design in the field of Editorial Illustration. Prior to OCAD, she spent a year in the Fine Arts program at Niagara College where she worked to put a portfolio together for OCAD. She was accepted into second year, advanced standing.
Following her graduation, Ewasiuk worked in editorial illustration until her works turned into large paintings. She has been painting and exhibiting professionally for over fourteen years. Collectors reside in Canada, the United States, Australia and Europe. She has completed commissions for both private and corporate collectors in Canada and the United States.
People often ask me what my “painting style” is. To this day I have never come up with a good answer. Sometimes I say “off the wall”, or “stylized figures”, always “colourful”, sometimes “with a touch of humour”. When I graduated from the Ontario College of Art in 1989, I was painting quite realistically, with oils and always using reference, which can sometimes be restricting. It was in the next few years that I realized the beauty and the freedom of imagination. I started to stylize my figures and their surroundings, often making up stories to go with them. It helped that I’d majored in Editorial Illustration at school. I also found the beauty of acrylic paints which really work for my style of painting. I’m frequently asked where I get my ideas. I do a lot of sketching, playing with ideas, taking my ideas a step or two or more away from reality. Because you can do that with creativity. You can do anything you want. And what can be more wonderful than that? View my CV