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Bird of Paradise
18" x 24"
30" x 40"
Old Country Bridge
16" x 20"
Ljuba Simovic Biography
Since retiring from a busy and fulfilling professional career, Ljuba has come to appreciate and express the artist that lay latent until now. It is immensely satisfying to her to have the opportunity and the time to realize her design ideas, investigations and interpretations. She finds inspiration in many places: landscapes, architectural forms, from her travels and her thoughts. Her art is a result of a careful observation of the subject and her personal expression of what she sees and feels. Her work is always an experiment with light, colour, form and texture. Each piece is an extension of her past; where she has come from and what she's leamed, as well as a preview of the future.
Ljuba received her formal education in Engineering at University of Novi Sad, Serbia and at McMaster University, Hamilton. Since her youth, she has had passion for art and has been intensely active in her artistic development.
In the 70s she took art courses at Mississauga Art Centre, and stained glass courses at Sheridan College. In the 80s she took a course in sculpting, and more recently courses in painting with alcohol ink, and in mastering acrylics at the Oakville Art Society and Dundas Valley School of Art. For years she has been an avid photographer, participating in many photo contests in Oakville. She has worked with watercolours, oils, mixed media and alcohol ink; but lately she has been predominantly creating realistic and abstract artwork in acrylics. She always admired the works of William Percival Weston and the Group of Seven artists.
She has exhibited in Oakville, Burlington, Toronto, Hamilton and in Florida, and has won several awards for her work. Her paintings are in private collections on three continents.