HOW I SELL MY ART:

You can buy direct from me if you live in Canada.  Ottawa buyers don't require shipping. I have a square chip card reader for secure contactless payments. I can also send you a square invoice. I do not do refunds. 


I have chosen Etsy to sell my small art on Etsy because it is a very trusted platform of inspiring creators.

  1. Buyers know their financial + personal information is secure as all Etsy transactions are encrypted using SSL technology, secure member log-in.
  2. They were awarded TRUSTe’s Privacy Seal which means their practices have been reviewed and comply for “transparency, accountability and choice regarding the collection and use of your personal information.”


I  use Saatchi art to sell my larger pieces because it is a very dynamic global community of artists. ​

  1. It is the largest global art selling platform. Saatchi has global flat rate shipping costs.

  2. Saatchi Art is committed to ensuring the 100% satisfaction with a fantastic return policy. art buyers have seven (7) days to decide whether or not they would like to keep that artwork or return it for a refund. 

  3. There is a standard method of packaging all Saatchi Art purchases. 

  4. Saatchi Art accepts secure payments through:

  • Visa

  • MasterCard

  • Discover

  • American Express

  • PayPal

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

Sheryl Siddiqui is a Canadian contemporary abstract artist that relies almost entirely on abstract lines, shapes and marks, rather than literal iconography.  Her work includes acrylic paintings and smaller mixed media artworks. Art is a source of constant self-expression for her, and an imperative part of overall happiness in life.  She creates art very spontaneously and intuitively on canvas, wood panels and paper working on multiple paintings at once, building layers with a variety of brush sizes and tools. Buttery heavy bodied paint with molding paste in addition to, high viscosity paint is dripped, poured, and splattered on to her work surface. “I incorporate an element of risk taking to my art process. Boredom is never an issue for me, and I am never afraid to completely rework my art if I feel a new inspiration.”  Her materials include acrylic paint, pencil, charcoal pencil, marker, wax crayons, found and recycled materials, water colour pencils, pastel, and oil stick.

 

LIST OF EXHIBITIONS

Art Credentials:

2020: May – July: 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.


2020: Dec: 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, 1997, Ottawa, ON

Figurative Drawing, The Ottawa School of Art, 1997, Ottawa, ON

Springbank Visual Arts Centre, Water Colour, Beginner, intermediate and advanced, Mississauga,ON.


Other Education:

Carleton University, Bachelor of Political Science, 2000.


List of Art Exhibitions:

Group Shows:

2019 Summer: The Artist Café, Ottawa, ON

2015 Summer : Shenkmen Arts Centre Group OMMA Juried Show, Ottawa, ON

2013 Fall: Almonte Textile Museum, Group Juried OMMA, Almonte, ON

2010 May 12- June 12: Galerie 240, Ottawa, ON


Solo Shows:

2017 Fall: Open House Studio Show, Ottawa, ON

2016 Nov - Dec 2017: Hunters Public House, "Urban life" Ottawa, ON

2016 Fall: Open House Studio Show, Ottawa On

2015 Fall: Open House Studio Show, Ottawa, On

2013 Sept: Heartwood House, "Back to Basics," Ottawa, On

2013 Fall: Open House Studio Show, Ottawa, On

2011 Feb - May: Westboro Optometric Clinic, "Ottawa Store fronts" Ottawa, ON

2011 Feb: The Table Restaurant, "Ottawa Store Fronts" Ottawa, ON

2011 Jan 12 - Mar 12: Bistro Rutherford, "Wakefield Store Fronts" Wakefield QE

2011 Jan - April: The Ottawa Optometric Clinic, "Abstract Landscapes" Ottawa, ON

2010 May 25 - June 30: The Mud Oven, "Urban Play Series," Solo Show, Ottawa, ON

2010 Mar 1 - 28: D'OMMA Gallery, Feature Artist, Superdome Benfranklin Place, Ottawa, ON

2010 Feb 12 - March 14: The Ottawa Bagel Shop & Deli, Inc., "Abstract Birds" Ottawa ON

2009 Feb -May: Fresco Bistro, Ongoing Solo Art Display, Ottawa, ON


Media:


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.


Artwork copyright for Green Rooftops 12”x24” purchased for use in an energy efficient green housing complex for marking and signage in San Francisco, USA

 

SHERYL SIDDIQUI CONTEMPORARY ARTIST

 

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