Joelly Louise Cright

Joelly Louise Cright is a philocalist with art in her blood. She was raised in an atmosphere of creativity and grew up admiring her mother, Louise, as she forged her own prolific painting career in northern Ontario. As a younger woman, Joelly’s talents lead to her time as a professional modern dancer and now, in her late 40s, she dedicates her creativity to the visual arts. With an interest in unconventional techniques and working with everything from watercolours, to oils and acrylics, Joelly’s talents are wide ranging. A self-taught artist, Joelly has many influences which are subtly reflected in her remarkable pieces. Currently, she’s working on series of realistic, life-sized fauna portraits painted in oil and acrylic and beautifully staged on a surface of deconstructed textured plaster on wood. To balance these statuesque and misty animal tributes, her other love is creating pieces of luscious, abstract florals — this coveted work is big, bold and juicy. Joelly was born to be the artist she has become and is praised as one of “Canada’s upcoming artists to watch.”