About the Artist
Sylvia is an Award Winning Artist and Ontario Certified Teacher who creates opportunities for people to get in touch with their inner ‘artist’ and inspires youth to make a difference in the community by use of their creativity and imagination. Owns and operates successful community art initiatives and events, Sylvia Chan is a professional artist and art educator from Markham with over 10 years of painting and teaching experience. She is the owner of Creative Genius Art Academy. The academy brings art to everyone, regardless of background or experience and teaches students to break out of their comfort zone, explore new mediums and have a great experience creating art! She is also an artist in residence for York region district school board, where she facilitates art workshops for grade 6 – 12 students.
Betty Wong's painting “Chasing Dream #1” won 7th place in the Painting Category. This is one of the two paintings that Betty did in empathy for the 2014 Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong. The painting is in watercolour mainly, with some acrylic on canvas. The warm and bright tone depicts hope and strength for the future of her birthplace.