In a world that bombards us with depressing news & images, wouldn’t it be nice to call on someone that could paint you a whimsical picture that makes you smile?
Never fear, your superhero is here!
It’s, me, SuperArtGirl!
So who exactly *is* SuperArtGirl?
The girl behind the cape is me, Naomi teWinkel. I was born and raised in the beautiful Comox Valley, located on Vancouver Island on the West Coast of British Columbia. I live with my husband Nico, and our adorable fur-kids Charlie & Linus in mulBerryLand.
How did you become an artist?
It was one of those fun, unplanned, random things in life. When Nico and I built our new home I decided that something needed to be done about the empty walls. Taking matters into my own hands I bought brushes and paints and got to work.
I didn’t really know where to start so I looked at art that I really enjoyed. I loved the bright, light hearted style of Romero Britto and started by replicating one of his images and then did some Dr.Seuss book covers.
From that moment I was absolutely hooked! I loved the whole process of taking a blank canvas and turning it into something bright and cheerful! I posted pictures of my art on my personal blog and the response I was getting from folks was super encouraging. People were telling me how happy my paintings were making them feel and that just made me want to keep going, to keep people smiling!
That was 2003 and I haven’t looked back. At my first art show I sold 6 paintings in the month I was there. I was blown away! Who knew that this painting thing would take me on a whole new adventure, but I absolutely love it and wouldn’t change a thing.