Anita Van Zeumeren

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Anita Van Zeumeren


Anita Van Zeumeren is a contemporary realist painter who lives in Norval, Ontario. She began painting with oils in her 30's and was self taught while raising and homeschooling her 5 sons. For the last 10 years she has been studying part time at the Academy of Realist Art in Toronto as well as pianting in her home studio. She is grateful to be have been a finalist in the 13th, 14th and 15th International Art Renewal Center Salons. She received an honourable mention for her work “Failed Promises”.  Prior to that her work has been shown in a few local galleries and private universities

Her current body of work reflects a journey of decolonization. A profound experience while viewing an Indigenous sculpture began a process of learning a history of North America  that would challenge the Eurocentric view of history that she was taught.  She has had the honour of listening to the teachings and testimonies of First Nation survivors and elders as well as learning from Indigenous friends. Her artwork is the expression of these experiences and reflects the deep work of re-examining her faith, finding depth and beauty in all people and choosing to participate in the work of reconciliation.  

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