About the Artist
Silvija is a visual artist creating works of contemporary landscapes and still life on canvas and in colourful resins. Her mixed media paintings are loose and intuitive, combining a distinct drawing element with imagined colour.
She received ‘Best in Show’ for her painting Spirited. Juror Brian Smith described the work as “…exuberant and fresh… a stunningly rich and emotional work.” Co-juror Kal Honey wrote, “Fresh, loose and assured… an accomplished blend of observational skills and expressive chops.”
Silvija initially studied Visual Arts at York University, switching to later earn a degree in Graphic Arts at the now renamed Toronto Metropolitan University. After a career in graphic arts, she returned to practice fine art full-time. Silvija has exhibited in juried, solo, and group shows. Her work is held in private collections both in North and South America.
Inspiration for Silvija’s work comes from her love of driving adventures around North America. Preferring to travel in a classic car, she finds driving events the perfect way to explore landscapes east and west for inspiration.
Silvija is a member of Muskoka Arts & Crafts. The MAC Maker Mark is a designation given to artists and craftspeople producing work in Muskoka.
Believing in the importance of giving back to the arts community, Silvija served on the Executive Board of the Richmond Hill Group of Artists and has volunteered on several art related committees. She is honoured to have been invited as guest instructor for art workshops at St. Clement’s School in Toronto.
- Muskoka Arts & Crafts, 59th Annual Summer Show, online 2021
- Muskoka Arts & Crafts, 57th & 56th Annual Summer Show, Bracebridge, ON 2019, 2018
- MacLaren Art Centre, Vibrant Vistas, Barrie, ON 2017
- York Region Open Juried Show, Richmond Hill, ON 2017-2016
- RHGA Juried Show, Richmond Hill Group of Artists, Mill Pond Gallery, Richmond Hill, ON 2019-2015
- Artrepeneur Expo, Barrie, ON 2017
- Summer a la Mode, Barrie Art Club, Guest Artist Solo Exhibition, Barrie, ON 2019-2020
- Solo Exhibition, Burr House Gallery, Richmond Hill, ON 2018
- Landscape – 3 Perspectives, Trio Exhibition, Mill Pond Gallery, Richmond Hill, ON 2018
- Artist in Residence, Mill Pond Gallery, Richmond Hill, ON 2019, 2017, 2016
- Expressions – Duo Exhibition, Richmond Hill, ON 2015
- Barrie Spring Art Tour, Barrie, ON 2018, 2017
- Muskoka Arts & Crafts, 2021 Spring Members’ Show, online 2020
- Muskoka Arts & Crafts, 42nd Annual Spring Members’ Show, Bracebridge, ON 2019
Award of Excellence for Mixed Media, “Coast High”, Judges Lezlie Winemaker & Ian Bodnaryk
- Barrie Chamber of Commerce, BaySide Artists, Barrie ON 2019-
- Canada Summit Centre, Muskoka Arts & Crafts, Huntsville, ON 2019
- Bracebridge Town Hall, Muskoka Arts & Crafts, Bracebridge, ON 2019
- Devil’s Glen Country Club, Inaugural & Rotating Art Installation, Glen Huron, ON 2017-2018
- Quest Gallery, Rethinking Land; Simcoe Sightings, Midland, ON 2018, 2017
- The Edge Gallery, BaySide Artists, Barrie, ON 2017-2018
- Barrie Country Club, BaySide Artists, Barrie, ON 2017 -
- Flato Markham Theatre, Markham Theatre Show, Markham, ON 2015-2016
- Mill Pond Gallery, Various Richmond Hill Group of Artists’ Shows, Richmond Hill, ON 2014-2018
- Benefactor Art Exchange – MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie, ON 2021/2020, 2019, 2018
- Off the Hook – MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie, ON 2019, 2018
Muskoka Arts & Crafts, 2018-
Quest Art School + Gallery, 2017-
BaySide Artists, 2017-
Barrie Art Club, 2016 -
Richmond Hill Group of Artists, 2014-
Richmond Hill Group of Artists, Executive Board, 2015-2019