I am a stay at home mom to two; my oldest Elijah is 17 months and youngest Skyla is 4 months old. My husband is also an entrepreneur, so our schedules are pretty flexible and our children get to grow up seeing us both pursue our passions. I started Innerglow Art about 3 years ago.
Can you talk about your artistic roots a little bit? How did it all start for you?
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This was something I had only done once or twice before, and with little success. After a week I was hooked! I fell in love with the work of Edgar Payne, William Wendt and the likes, and at that moment I knew this was what I wanted to do with my life. I told my friends and family that I would not be going into the field of illustration, but literally into the field to paint from life, in plein air. After one month of literally painting every day, from sunrise to sunset, I was selling here and there, mostly right off the easel, but I quickly burned through my savings, and soon after, lost my apartment and moved into the comfort of my car parked along the Pacific Coastline.
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Working long hours, constantly changing things and obsessing over the smallest details, enduring rejections again and again, struggling financially… Then why do we do it? Being a full-time artist is challenging but the rewards can be out of this world. There is no greater feeling than watching your dream piece come to life just the way you wanted or being astonished and amazed at how well your work has been received at your latest exhibition. Meet VeroniKah, a Quebec-based painter known for her stunning visions of vivid colors and bold texture. VeroniKah was with Agora Gallery for over 3 years, participated in multiple group exhibitions and had a solo show entitled Metamorphosis: VeroniKah, in We recently followed up with her to inquire about the current endeavors, congratulate her on several upcoming solo exhibitions, and ask how her career has evolved since Agora Gallery. As a child, I always needed to express myself in an artistic way. I danced ballet for 15 years, wrote poetry, and took pleasure in drawing. My parents, however, were not convinced that I could make a living being an artist and so I studied Marketing at Montreal University and graduated in At the age of 14, I was diagnosed with Anorexia Nervosa and used my art in secret to escape the life I was forced to endure.
One day I found the confidence to organise my own solo show at a local gallery in south London. I had been painting the whole time. I quit my job, started renting a studio and gave it a shot. After my first success, I let it go to my head. I started selling paintings to a construction company near my studio, and they kept coming back.