Photography by Ann Ivy Male
Modern Mississauga Media and Pixie Blue Studio feature local artist Neerja Trehan, who says “I started drawing very young and have a bachelors in Fine Arts. I capture the serene and compassionate forms of nature to explore the mystical side of life, which helps find peace, insight, and harmony within myself.”
DESCRIBE YOUR ART IN ONE PLAYFUL WORD
IF YOU COULD PAINT WITH AN ARTIST FROM THE PAST; SOMEONE WHO HAS INSPIRED YOU – WHO WOULD IT BE?
Vincent Van Gogh
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO YOUR YOUNGER, CREATIVE SELF?
Follow your dream; “Rome wasn’t built in one day”
HOW DOES YOUR CREATIVE MIND RECHARGE?
I find meditation and baking very relaxing as they allow me to relax, recharge and stay focused.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE QUOTE?
“Paintings have a life of their own that derives from the painter’s soul” (Vincent Van Gogh)
WHAT GENRE OF MUSIC DO YOU LISTEN TO WHEN YOU PAINT?
Meditational music, Indian classical music, and pop at times.
Pixie Blue Studio is located in the heart of Port Credit’s “Artsy East Village.”