Artist Gurjeet Lotay
I always wanted to be an artist but never had any chance to learn art formally. Born and brought up in India, I was a teacher and moved to Canada in 2007. I finally had time for myself as my daughters were grown up and were on their own. I reconnected with my passion of painting. I started reacquainting myself with it by watching YouTube videos and borrowing books from the local library. I felt a strong need to connect with other artists. I joined Alberta Art Academy and found the support I needed in renowned artist Svetlana Kanyo. I endeavour capturing beauty in nature. I feel the presence of God in every blade of grass, every petal of flower and every ruffle of the wind. When I am with my brushes and paint, all my worries take a backseat and I am transported to a world where only me and the canvas exist. It is meditation for me.