Ukrainian Association of Visual Artists of Canada
Українська спілка образотворчих мистців Канади

Christina Welyhorsky Senkiw

CHRISTINA SENKIV
Christina was born in Toronto, Canada in 1950. From 1960 to 1964, she attended art classes the Art Gallery of Ontario. In 1973, Christina received her B.A. in Fine Art from the University of Toronto, specializing in the History of Art and Architecture and Studio. She continued to study painting, illustration and design at the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto. Christina paints, writes, and illustrates. She paints in acrylics on medium to large canvases, and over the years, her focus has shifted from pure abstraction to semi-abstract landscape studies. She has exhibited her paintings in 12 solo exhibitions, and has participated in numerous group shows in Canada and the United States. Christina has a special interest in the dynamic interaction of colors. Christina has written and/or illustrated 6 children’s books: Mother Nature’s Pets (2005), Sonja’s First Camp (1993), I Want to Dance (1991), Timmy Kitten and his Helpful Friends (1989), The History of Ukrainian Costume (1986), and My Primer (1971).

She has created two large series of drawings: Drawings for Children and Icons for Children (1983 – 2008). The drawings are executed in a detailed, realistic style with vibrant colors. She is the author of numerous articles on art. Volunteer activities: 1991-2008 member of The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) where she serves on the TWUC Newsletter Committee (1998 – 2008); 1991 –2008 member of the Canadian Society of Children’s Authors, Illustrators and Performers (CANSCAIP) where she was the curator of The CANSCAIP Collection (1998 – 2006); life-long member of Visual Arts Ontario (VAO); 2000 – 2007 member of the Board of Directors of KUMF Gallery in Toronto where she was Chair of the Membership Committee (2005 – 2007); 1990 – 2008 member of the Association of Ukrainian Visual Artists of Canada (USOM) where she edited the 50th Anniversary Catalogue 2006.
Artist Gallery
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