2016 Artist: Simona Zac

Simona Zac was born in 1967 in Slovenia, where she lived with her family until immigrating to Canada at the age of 6. Her passion for art started at an early age, while observing her father, Martin Polanic, whose style she has always admired. As a child, Simona found immense pleasure in painting and drawing. She has always been intrigued and captivated by her surroundings: nature, the human figure, architecture, the beauty found in life itself.
Using paint and brush, she translates these inspiring elements onto canvas. Aside from studying art throughout high school and some workshops with local artists, Simona is very much a self-taught contemporary artist. This gives her the freedom and proficiency to express herself and evolve through personal experience. Her fearless approach to painting involves experimentation with different styles, techniques and media including graphite, ink, watercolour, oil and acrylic paint. She loves to balance unique colours, movement, energy and texture.