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Tax Deductions for Buying Canadian Art

Supporting local artists and buying Canadian art just got even better! If it meets the following criteria, it qualifies as a tax deduction. Perhaps it’s finally time to invest in your home office/work space? The art must be: created by … Continue reading

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Rent our cabin and campsite!

We are thrilled to have finally realized one of our dreams to share this place with you! Beautiful 270 acres of mixed forest, open field, and biodiverse marsh all for yourself! In the wild countryside just North of the Historic … Continue reading

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Welcome to Art By Choleena!

Welcome! I am a full-time Canadian artist on a mission to help you live artfully. In addition to the art here, I love creating special orders/commissions, so please contact me if you have any ideas for a piece that you … Continue reading

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Grape artwork commission

Just finishing up this special order (commission) of a mosaic of a bunch of grapes. It contains about 525 tesserae (cut pieces). It is paper-based but I create a multi-layer, raised surface with heavy gloss to make it look like … Continue reading

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Arts/COVID; COVID/Arts

These tragic times are affecting us in so many ways. Some of us have lost loved-ones, some of us are in isolation, and some of us fear for our family, health, livelihood, and housing. It is difficult to keep hopeful … Continue reading

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Winter Blues – finding colour inspiration in cold weather

Curing the ‘winter blues’ with a new colour palette… The reduced sunlight hours, and increased cold are enough to leave even this perkiest of persons a bit “blue” so I challenged myself to seek out the blue colour palette in this … Continue reading

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Art and Tea in the Garden – June 25-26, 2016

I hope you will join me… If you’re in Ottawa, I will be showing with Alice Hinther, and other talented artists against the backdrop of a beautiful back-yard tea and garden party. Drop by to view our latest creations and enjoy some home-made … Continue reading

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TARDIS Tealight and other Doctor Who items

I’ve taken my TARDIS artwork and turned it into an LED tea-light. Since it’s flame-less, there is no worry of fire. I cut each window by hand, then glue four copies together to make a four-sided cover for the tea-light. … Continue reading

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SNEAK PEEK of Game Summit art — Yup, it’s a TARDIS!

Link to Game Summit announcement… Link to Facebook “Art by Choleena” fan page.

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Game Summit to feature “geeky” art

This year, Game Summit and Ottawa Geek Market have teamed up to provide an expansive 50,000 square feet of games, game designer lab, board game pavilion, tournaments, miniatures arena, workshops, merchants, and 70 exhibitors. Those exhibitors include artists of gaming … Continue reading

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