Since 2008 Justina has travelled to many parts of Canada to paint. Haida Gwaii, Northwest Territories, Southern Ontario, New Brunswick, Quebec City and Newfoundland so far. Her work is inspired by the landscape, architecture, conversations and her experiences along the way. She uses watercolors when traveling while her main media in the studio is acrylic. She also writes about her travels and creative process on the blog on her website.
Justina’s work has made appearances in a multitude of areas including artifact illustration for the University of Lethbridge and the University of Alberta, t-shirt designs for local businesses as well as having sold paintings all across Canada and in the UK. Justina currently lives in Edmonton where she paints daily in her studio at home.
Her paintings over the last few years have taken on a more mixed media approach. Justina has been incorporating paper, paint, ink and acrylic media onto either a canvas or a birch panel support. She loves the variety of textures these various surfaces create for painting and drawing, and the ways they help convey the differing surfaces of buildings, trees or the sky.
Justina loves taking photographs and painting from them. The last 6 years she has travelled a fair bit around Canada and gotten to know her (fairly) new home of Edmonton pretty well too. Justina is inspired by both architecture and nature and flit between both subject matter quite frequently in my paintings.
Learn more about Justina Smith on her website. Don't miss the chance to see Justina doing a live painting at the 6th Edmonton Timeraiser!