ART GALLERY DISPLAYS
At Espresso JOYA we have fused our Cafe with an Art Gallery that allows the community to enjoy local works of art at their leisure. Most prints featured are available for sale, inquire within. Exclusive Gallery Openings and Art Shows happen throughout the year, watch for notices or subscribe to be on our mailing list. Would you like to be featured in our Art Gallery? Please contact us with details about your work.
FEATURED ARTIST: Vik Wilen
In March & April 2017 we are featuring the paintings of Vik Wilen. This is her second show at Espresso JOYA. Her first which was held in 2016 was a great success and we are looking forward to her latest series.
Using acrylic and watercolour paints, she creates pieces that look like stained glass poured onto canvas. Many of these pieces have been said to evoke feelings of calm and serenity. Her style depicts earthly elements enhanced with vibrant colours.
ARTIST'S BIO: Vik Wilen
Born and raised in Thunder Bay, Wilen moved to Vancouver after high school to study fashion. The uniqueness of her work has evolved from her experiences in life and the people she has met during her journeys. She returned to Thunder Bay a few years later to study environmental management and graduated April 2015. While working on her degree she spent her free time painting.
Though she has drawn and doodled since childhood, she says that the images she creates reflect what she loves about nature. She really likes mountains, trees, and waves and when she paints there are normally a variety of those elements in a series.
In addition to her art, Wilen is a full-time yoga instructor. She says Art is definitely influenced by her practice. Yoga in her life helps her to express the energy she feels in her body out on canvas.
To see more of Vik Wilen's work www.vikwilen.com or @vikwilen on Instagram.