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 would like to see. Estimates are free. Humble gratitude ❤️ for your time and love of art. 🙂

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Sockrificed to the tide gods — I’ve always loved a good pun

I recently made a blueberry-themed artwork with a treeline and meandering tidal river in the background. The treeline reminded me so much of my time living in New Brunswick, Canada that I decide to make another piece with it as the focus. Here it is, #1 of 12. “Sockrificed to the tide gods” is a Paper Mosaic with one sock on the laundry line and one sock floating in the tidal water. A sock always goes missing in the laundry, right? (The sock in the water is much easier to see in person.) This is even more amusing, if you use Tide detergent. 😉 The artwork will have my usual glossy surface, and will be framed in black. 9”x23”. There are 46 tesserae in this piece. It’s perfect for any room in the house; but ideal for a laundry room or bathroom! It’s now off to get framed. If interested in one of this edition, I hope that you will get in touch! It’s currently $254, tax-free. World-wide shipping happily arranged.

Laundry in Fundy

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My first Triptych!

This special order, “Sunset Triptych,” is signed and numbered: edition #1 of 12. The total width, framed is 60”x26”. This is my first 3-panel mosaic. I NEED to do more! I am in love with it! It ships to California soon. (Let me know if you need something special for yourself. Free delivery to Ottawa and area.)
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Friday, January 5 from 1-7pm…

Here are the special Holiday Hours for the Carleton Place Collective Art Gallery. Stop by and check out the work of six local artists (including mine!). While there, check out all the classes, events, and workshops coming up in the New Year!

  • Friday, January 5, 1-7pm
  • 155 Industrial Ave, Carleton Place, Ontario
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Lake Louise mosaic on its way to framing!

Yay! Done! This 50”x26” (roughly) paper mosaic of Lake Louise (Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada) probably has (I’m still counting!) about 1600 pieces of paper in it. I tried to capture the correct colour of the water; the lake naturally has vivid turquoise waters (from glaciers). It will be glossed, framed in classic black with a depth of 1.75”, and signed and numbered #1 in a tiny edition of 3. It will be around $2000. Compassionate Pricing (and instalment-payments) always in effect, to help people add art to modest budgets. Let me know if you need some art or have a landscape photo from your travels that you would like me to turn into a mosaic!
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Special Holiday Hours at Carleton Place Collective Art Gallery

Here are the special Holiday Hours for the Carleton Place Collective Art Gallery. Stop by and check out the work of six local artists (including me!). While there, check out all the classes, events, and workshops coming up in the New Year!

  • Friday, December 22, 1-7pm
  • Friday, December 29, 10am-2pm
  • Friday, January 5, 1-7pm

155 Industrial Ave, Carleton Place, Ontario, Canada.

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Birthday Cards for near-Christmas Birthdays

I just finished this special-order birthday card for a December-baby recipient who loves cats. What a fun idea! Bonus, it supports Ottawa Stray Cat Rescue. Let me know if you need a card of your own with your own kitty!

 

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New Art in Carleton Place!


Here are my three new pieces in the Art Gallery at Carleton Place Collective!

Open Hours for the Gallery:

Location:

  • 155 Industrial Ave, Carleton Place, Ontario  K7C 3V7

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The ‘to-frame’ pile always has something in it!

My next batch of mosaics is on the framing table. LOVE is spoken for. I might keep the larger blue jay/sunflower for myself!

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Holiday cards in support of Ottawa Stray Cat Rescue!

Every Christmas season, I make special-order kitty cards in support of OSCR. Here is a sample of this year’s cuties! If you would like your own kitty immortalized in a holiday card, get in touch! $7 for 1 card. $15 or 3. Includes shipping and holiday-red envelope(s)!

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Showing Every Friday in Carleton Place!

I’m thrilled to announce that I am part of the Art Gallery at Carleton Place Collective!

The Carleton Place Collective lovingly provides a full spectrum of services to support Mental Health, Wellness, and Expressive Arts in the community.

Open Hours for the Gallery:

Location:

  • 155 Industrial Ave, Carleton Place, Ontario  K7C 3V7
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