Artist Bio & CV
Sheryl Siddiqui creates colourful nature-inspired art. She Loves to combine bright, vibrant colours on the canvas in a playful process. Moreover, Sheryl goes beyond the boundaries of artistic expression and employs colour as a means of healing and transformation. She believes in the therapeutic power of visualization and meditation, using colours as conduits to connect with inner emotions and promote healing. Through her art, she encourages viewers to immerse themselves in a world of colour and engage in a reflective and meditative experience, providing solace and rejuvenation for the mind, body, and soul.
Her observations of the natural world deeply inspire Sheryl’s creative process. She immerses herself in gardens and parks, carefully observing the play of light, the interaction of colours, and the intricate patterns found in nature. These observations are the foundation for her artistic exploration, allowing her to translate her experiences into expressive and evocative artworks.
She is based in Ottawa, Canada, where she lives with her family. Sheryl has been creating mixed media on canvas and paper for over 22 years. While her primary medium is acrylic paint, she also uses oil sticks, acrylic markers, hand-created paper, and metallic finishes. Sheryl has now included digital illustrations in her range of skills, creating flowers, abstract art, and wild gardens for prints and print-on-demand products. Creating art playfully on scrap paper and in sketchbooks is integral to her process. Sheryl prefers working large scale in small bursts, working on multiple canvases simultaneously. She is currently working on an extensive series of flower and garden-inspired works.
In 2023 Sheryl co-authored a best-selling book titled The Creative Life book with 65 other thought leaders worldwide. The book is currently number one in creativity in Amazon books. The Forward for the Book was written by best-selling author Dr. Joe Vitale as seen in the movie The Secret. She is an award-winning international artist and has been featured on CBC Radio Morning.
Artist CV Sheryl Elizabeth Siddiqui
List of Exhibitions:
- Noir Art Festival, Ottawa, ON
- The New Art Festival, Ottawa, ON
- Wall Candy, Sweetly Affordable Art, Ottawa, ON
- Plant Bath Community Exhibit, “Journey” Ottawa, ON
- The Artist Café, Ottawa, ON
- Shenkmen Arts Centre Group OMMA Juried Show, Ottawa, ON
- Almonte Textile Museum, Group Juried OMMA, Almonte, ON
- Galerie 240, Ottawa, ON
- Studio d, “Fashion is Art,” Ottawa, ON
- Hunters Public House, "Urban life,” Ottawa, ON
- Heartwood House, "Back to Basics,” Ottawa, ON
- Westboro Optometric Clinic, "Ottawa Store fronts,” Ottawa, ON
- The Table Restaurant, "Ottawa Store Fronts,” Ottawa, ON
- Bistro Rutherford, "Wakefield Store Fronts,” Wakefield QE
- The Ottawa Optometric Clinic, "Abstract Landscapes,” Ottawa, ON
- The Mud Oven, "Urban Play Series,” Solo Show, Ottawa, ON
- D'OMMA Gallery, Feature Artist, Superdome Benfranklin Place, Ottawa, ON
- The Ottawa Bagel Shop & Deli, Inc., "Abstract Birds,” Ottawa ON
- Fresco Bistro, Ongoing Solo Art Display, Ottawa, ON
Honorable Mention Third Place, Art2Life Juried International Art Exhibition, 2021. Painting Tranquility 6, 30”x15” inches (Diptych) 2021.
- Creative Visionary art Program with artist and art educator Nicolas Wilton.
- Creative Visionary art Program with artist and art educator Nicolas Wilton (BFA, Art Centre College of Design, Pasadena) artistic business and creative coaching, interactive online intensive.
- Three Week Intensive Workshop on the Language of Colour, Mark Eanes, California College of the Arts, Associate Professor.
- Image transfer with Golden Artist Colours Inc, representative, Andrea Warren, Ottawa, ON
- Perspective Drawing, The Ottawa School of Art, Ottawa, ON
- Figurative Drawing, The Ottawa School of Art, Ottawa, ON
Rogers TV Segment MAy 16th, Daytime, Derick Fage
Featured in an artist interview with CBC Radio program, In Town and Out with Adrian Harwood.
Featured in an artist interview with CBC Radio, with Hallie Cotnam for Ottawa Morning.
The image of mixed media painting Green Rooftops 12”x24” was purchased for use in an energy efficient green housing complex for marketing and signage in San Francisco, USA