The second opening of We Paint Live's Virtual Reality Art show took place on July 28th 2016. Toronto's Mixed Media & Portrait Artist Malinda Prud'homme was given the opportunity to not only see the beautiful works of art created by Amanda Maccagnan and Vera Malitskaya, but also to try out virtual reality painting for herself! In this video you can see her entire experience which was AMAZING! But don't be fooled, this video doesn't do it justice one bit! You'll have to look out for We Paint Live's next event and try it out for yourself! :D
Being a full-time Artist I can completely relate to not being able to afford something I know I would cherish. I always wanted my work to be “affordable” to all but unfortunately it’s just not possible. The type of work I do is extremely detailed and therefore extremely time consuming. Every year my prices go up. This isn’t because of some sort of bloated self worth, it is because I am still not making minimum wage. It is my goal to make a comfortable living so seeing as I’m not making the minimum I must continue to raise my prices. While I am still booking work many months in advance, it does sadden me that I’ve lost a lot of my “blue-collar” clients. Some who have seen the value of my work and are serious about owning a piece have suggested ways in which I can make the payment process easier on their finances. I have TWO options for those wanting to book custom artwork requests or pay for an original artwork, as well as for those who would like to give an artwork to a loved one as a gift. :)
GIFT CARDS ~
You can purchase Gift Cards in ANY denomination! These make really lovely gifts because it gives the receiver a chance to decide on the image they would like painted. It’s definitely the best way to ensure that your special someone is 100% satisfied with their valuable gift. If you cannot afford the entire sum of a custom artwork or original artwork, you can buy multiple Gift Cards over time! Let your loved one know that you will be adding gift cards to their gifts until they have enough for that special artwork they want! Each Gift Card will have the cardholder’s name on it as well as a unique number. The purchaser’s name will also be recorded, copies of the card and receipt will be kept, so it won’t be possible to “duplicate” them. If you’re curious to know more you’re always welcome to e-mail me at Info@MalindaPrudhomme.com. :)
PAYMENT PLANS ~
Another great option is payment plans. If you know exactly which artwork you’d like to purchase or have created specially for you, but can’t afford the full 50% down payment, you can pay monthly installments until the entire price is covered. The creation of the piece will commence during the time-frame that was booked ONLY when 50% of the total cost has been received. Monthly payments will continue until the entire cost + shipping fees have been collected! You can pay whatever increment you can afford on a monthly basis! This process ensures that those who seriously want a piece of artwork can afford to do so as long as they have the patience! If you’re interested feel free to e-mail me at Info@MalindaPrudhomme.com. :)
I could not feel more honoured to be featured in Artist Unknown's "Artifact" web series! They did a fabulous job portraying my work and expressing my message. I am by no means a public speaker and yet using their magic they were able to put this together beautifully! SO grateful! I cannot wait to hear what you all think! :D
It is such an honour to have my entire collection of artwork exhibited throughout the beautiful office of alternative medicine, Living City Health in North Toronto. When their marketing manager Anija first contacted me I thought the opportunity was too good to be true. A solo exhibition, receiving lots of traffic via patients, free of charge for TWO months?! That's unheard of! I am so grateful to be given this gift and I am thrilled to give all my local fans a chance to see my work in person. My artworks, although still beautiful in photographs, are very highly detailed and impressive when you look at them up close. Don't miss your chance to see them at this venue until August 23rd 2016.
A special thank you goes out to my supportive fiance Darren Edward who always accompanies me to my events no matter how busy he is (he has the patience of a saint). Big thanks also to Patrick Lemieux for stopping by the opening for a grand tour and Derek Macrae for playing beautiful guitar throughout the event! :)
Continue scrolling for more photos of the exhibition or take the Virtual Tour in this video ....
"LOVE" By Toronto Portrait Artist Malinda Prud'homme
Do a Collaborative Artwork with Malinda Prud'homme in this COLOURING CONTEST! You have until August 13th 2016 to complete your piece and submit it on my page wall or to Info@MalindaPrudhomme.com! Your piece will be shared in an album on my page and will include your link if you provide one! This is a great way to show off your talents and gain some new followers. BUT this contest isn’t only for artists; it’s for EVERYONE! No matter what your skill level is you still have a chance to win a great prize! :D
PRIZE #1 ~ Personal Favourite:
Last year I held my first Colouring Contest and made it so that winners were either voted in or drawn at random. This created a bit of controversy so I am trying something different this time. A lot of artists wanted me to choose the winner based on my own opinion and at that time I didn’t feel very confident doing so. BUT this year I will be a judge for the ETA Awards leading the Technical Excellence category. I still firmly believe my opinion is not the be-and-end-all but to warm up to this task (taking place in September) I thought this would be great! For the SERIOUS artists out there (whether or not you’re full-time, part-time, or hobbyist) I’ll be choosing my personal favourite based on ...
1) Clean use of materials
3) Use of Colour
The WINNER will get to choose THREE 8” x 10” Art Prints from my entire collection! They will be shipped worldwide FREE of charge! This special prize also includes a post by yours truly on my blog about the winner’s artwork/passion! I’ll promote the blog on ALL of my social media sites reaching tens of thousands of people! :)
PRIZE #2 ~ Random Draw:
I absolutely love my colouring sheet and the message of LOVE it holds. I wanted to make sure anyone of any age and any skill level would feel they could take part in the fun of this contest. Include your students/camp kids! Print some off and offer them to your clients/patients in the waiting area! Share these far and wide because there’s just something beautifully lethargic about a good ol’ colouring contest where participating is all that counts. EVERYONE who submits a colouring sheet will be included in my draw.
The WINNER will also get to choose THREE 8” x 10” Art Prints from my entire collection! They will also be shipped worldwide FREE of charge! :D
You are free to change this image as you see fit however in order for it to be considered for the prizes it will have to resemble the original design in some way. Remove lines as much as you wish but the basic idea of the composition should be the same. Also, please do not remove my copyright notice from the colouring sheet. If it gets covered during the creative process please put it back on at the end. When the piece is complete please also include your copyright notice above mine so that we are both protected and are both given proper credit for the work we have done. When/If you post a picture of your completed piece online please be sure to mention that it is a collaborative piece done with Malinda Prud’homme (links would be appreciated but not required). It wouldn’t be honourable to claim full credit for something that was not done solely by yourself. I’m sure you all agree. :)
Meaning Of The Artwork:
I have spent many days on this piece and hold it very dear to my heart. It is titled “LOVE”. I was inspired by PRIDE which was recently celebrated here in Toronto. In my eyes these two beautiful women are in a loving committed relationship .... a beautiful and calming sight. I feel very connected to this idea because, although I am engaged to an incredible man, I am pansexual. If you haven’t heard the term before it means I am attracted to people based on who they are, regardless of gender or gender identity. I don’t really care about people’s bodies, they’re all beautiful, I care about people’s souls. Darren is the most beautiful soul I have ever met which is why I love him to pieces. Needless to say I feel very connected to this theme of “Love”. I’m sure everyone here believes ALL love is good love, but I do understand that not everyone can personally relate to this type of love. If you decide you’d prefer to make these two women best friends, sisters, mother & daughter, and so on I will in no way be offended or take it as a slight towards the LGBT community. You may even depict one or both of the people as men if you wish. I titled the piece “LOVE” with big capital letters because I wanted it to encompass all possibilities of love. The type of love you depict is totally up to you! Follow your hearts my dearest supporters and spread love far and wide!