Norma Akkelian

Norma is a full time professional artist who exhibits in Canada and the United States. She participates annually in several juried and invitational art exhibitions, she has been featured in local and national magazines. In addition, she volunteers her time painting murals for hospitals and libraries and teaching art at community centres and special schools in Montreal. She donates her art to various charities, such as the Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation where she has received a merit award for the fight against cancer, The Montreal Children’s hospital Foundation, Wings of hope Haiti, Shriner Hospital treasure box project and the Shield of Athena to name a few.

Artist Statement

I believe we respond to methods of expression that capture nature in a way that make it feel familiar to us. While our individual perceptions of beauty differ according to our culture and life experiences, there is a universality in these paintings that resonates with me.

In my paintings I strive to capture a moment in time, to evoke an emotional response and to share a mood with the viewer. My goal is to express authenticity on a flat surface using acrylic paints, pastels and graphite to create texture, colour and composition.

“The art that speaks to us is a reflection of who we are. The perception of beauty is unique to each one of us”

Norma Akkelian