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Raised and based under the flight path in Brampton, Yvonne Westover is an artist and educator whose work is focused on calming the mind and spirit through pattern and colour. Yvonne works only by hand, each tool adding to the sensory experience of creating an image. Her works have been published in Blush Magazine, The Space (AUS, NZ), DO Magazine, Creative Scrapbook Magazine (US) and product promotions for Zebra Pen Corp. Canada. Yvonne has a roster of workshop participants including Centre for Addiction & Mental Health (CAMH), Victim Services of Peel, Heart House Hospice, Toronto District School Board, Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board, Loblaws, and Peel Art Gallery & Museum (PAMA) as well as many private retreats throughout Canada and US. Yvonne has a B.A in Visual Art from University of Guelph, is a Certified Zentangle Teacher (Rhode Island, US, 2013) and is a continuing education instructor for Fleming College – Haliburton School of Art & Design. Yvonne will be teaching at her first international retreat in Singapore in July 2024.

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"Inspired by a chance sighting at a red light near the airport, the logo on a transport truck and the company name sparked a memory of a certain aircraft that happened to be built in the vicinity. The logo and the aircraft history led me to creating a pattern that has a wing like quality to it. The pattern repeats itself in my work, crossing over, running into, flying over, weaving under. It forms a map like image with the coloured areas suggesting the parts and places we live in under and between the lines of transportation."