Angela Wile Member Since June 2011 Artist Statement I was born in a small town on the southern shore of Nova Scotia, and I've always enjoyed its natural beauty. I guess that's where I got my appreciation for the rural life and the love of nature around me.
I developed a love of drawing at a very young age. When I was about three years old, I discovered that very ripe carrots in my parents refrigerator made great tools for drawing, and their walls were a wonderful canvas for doodling large suns over. This was my first introduction to art.
At the age of six, I entered numerous drawing contests where I was to create safety posters for Safety Week at Michelin North America, Inc. I was disappointed to find out that I lost the first year I entered, but later won first prize, in my age group, the next three years in a row.
I continued my artwork in school. My grade one teacher used to tell me I was destined to be an artist. I guess that's where I got my motivation. I always wondered, "What if it was true?" I took art classes in Junior High and later in High School. I developed my skills through these years and learned to “look at the negative image.” This little phrase helped me advance my techniques and incorporate portraits into my list of creations.
Over the years, I've grafted different techniques from various artwork I've seen and combined them into the product you see today. I strive to produce realistic looking drawings and try to embed the person's personality and emotion in the portraits I create.
My love of drawing then evolved into my love a photography. I would see the beauty around me and want to capture it. It was a quicker, instant satisfaction way to create beautiful images.
Currently, I am using my sparse, home garden to create most of my floral photos, and a local zoo for most of my wildlife photos, but I hope to soon travel to different areas to create more variety in my work and encompass larger areas in my photos. I hope you follow me in my journey of developing my talents and I'd like to thank you for all your support.