Scarborough Bluffs Artist – Watercolour Paintings
Gwen Hayes is a visual artist who lives in the Scarborough Bluffs Cliffcrest community in Toronto. She creates large, vibrant, abstract watercolours, acrylic and mixed media pieces, pencil portraits, and mandalas. Gwen has a diploma in design arts, and a graduate certificate in expressive arts, as well as certificates in counselling and as a mental health peer recovery educator, and she is a credentialed life coach. A generous and experienced facilitator, Gwen brings a broad knowledge of art materials and techniques to a group while also opening individuals up to the possibilities of ‘grand experiments’ and ‘allowing’ that characterize expressive, intuitive, spontaneous, and meditative arts practices. Gwen is co-founder and creative lead at the Tropicana Art Hive – a drop-in community arts space where people can come together to make art for free using traditional, upcycled and re-cycled materials – a welcoming place to talk and learn, share skills and build community.