Amara Strand is an artist based in Toronto. Originally from Bangkok, Thailand. Her educational background includes a bachelor's degree in Interior Design and a certificate in 3D Rendering and Design. After more than 6 years practicing as an Interior designer, she fell in love with watercolour. Watercolour, ink and graphite are used to create her colourful signature artwork inspired by the beauty of urban life, architecture and nature.
Her aim is to awaken people who get disconnected from city and nature. She believes stories behind art connect one to another and share their memories. Her goal is to inspire others to cherish the surroundings where they live through her art as well as to bring joy, happiness and positive energy out of them.
Building on her passion for art, Amara has started her own brand, Amara Strand Studio. Her studio focuses on original paintings, stationery design and accessories that include her unique watercolour paintings.
Photograph by: Aleksandra Nova Photography
Anything goes accessories: Urban Sketch Collections, St. Lawrence Market, lower level, Toronto.
Urban Sketching Disappearing Landmarks in Toronto Book, Artist Feature: Amazon.ca
Patchmon's Thai Desserts: Thai Desserts Card Collections, 2463 Bloor St. West, Toronto
- Aura Stone Designs: Artist Feature
- The Social Media Artist: Artist of the Week
- NooKSTART: Top 15 Finalists
- NookSTART: Meet the Makers
- Guest Doodlewash: Nature Doodlewash
- Toronto Urban Sketchers: Meet the Correspondents
- Urban Sketchers: Toronto's Disappearing Landmarks
- Guest Doodlewash: Urban Sketching
- Doodlers Anonymous: Drawing on Location
News and Events:
- 2018 I One of a Kind Show & Sale, March 28th - April 1st. (upcoming)
- 2017 I The 3rd Annual Toronto Etsy Street Team Christmas Marketplace, Church of St. Stephen-In-The-Fields, Dec. 16th (upcoming)
- 2017 I The 4th Annual Christmas Market Toronto Art Crawl, The Great Hall
- 2017 I Kensington Market Craft Fair, St. Stephen-In-The-Fields Church,
- 2017 I The Annual Artisan Intervention, Gibson House Museum
- 2017 I Made in Canada, Mars Centre Atrium.
- 2017 I Canada 150 Show, TEST Gallery.
- 2017 I 3rd Annual Bees (& the Birds) Art Show, TEST Gallery.
- 2017 I NookSTART Pop Up, The Nooks General Store.
- 2016 I Celebrate Toronto, Steam Whistle Brewing.
- 2015 I 1st Toronto Urban Sketchers exhibition, Areej Art Gallery.
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