Esmie McLaren

Esmie's paintings are anecdotes of life.  Long intrigued with capturing people on canvas, she infuses her figures with action and emotion, presenting them in some of their best moments.  She extends her passion for gardening to vibrant images of birds, flowers, and gardens.  Her award-winning inspirations in oils, acrylics, or watercolours are exhibited and collected widely.

Taught by her father and grandfather, Esmie began painting early in life.  Through the years, her curiosity led her to learn form talented workshop instructors.  In 2008, she received her Fine Arts Techniques certificate from Emily Carr University.  She is an active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists and the Society of Philippine American Artists.

Esmie's latest series evolved from her love of portraying movement.