Portraits of Canadian Writers

In addition to mentoring and teaching, and finishing my new novel and writing short stories, my fun Covid project has been painting some incredible Canadian writers. I've always loved to draw and paint, but like everything else, there isn't always time, and for a long time I'd convinced myself that if I couldn't finish something it was better not to start, but I missed it. It's been so much fun combining two passions like this. (I used acrylic paint and canvas board or paper)

It's been such a pleasure and a joy to do.

Here are some of them.




Madeleine Thien



Omar El Akkad



Gary Barwin


Alissa York



Lee Maracle



Chris Bailey



Rawi Hage



Waubeshig Rice



Sigal Samuel



Sheniz Janmohamed



Pasha Malla




Elyse Friedman

Cedar Bowers and Michael Christie



Kris Bertin



Naben Ruthnum



Kevin Hardcastle



Michael Winter



Kathleen Winter





Farzana Doctor


Leesa Dean



Canisia Lubrin

Katherena Vermette


Miriam Toews


Heather O'Neill




Zoe Whittall




Lynn Crosbie




Rebecca Rosenblum




Elisabeth de Mariaffi



Danny Ramadan



Jen Sook Fong Lee




Ivan Coyote





Mona Awad



Megan Gail Coles



Adele Barclay



Grace O'Connell




Elee Kraljii Gardiner




Emily Schultz




Catherine Hernandez




Charlie Petch




Meaghan Strimas



Klara Du Plessis



Casey Plett




Alicia Elliot






Ayelet Tsabari




Shashi Bhat



Saleema Nawaz




Amanda Leduc


Jenny Hei Jin Wills



Jacqueline Valencia


Carleigh Baker



Catherine Bush



Vivek Shraya




Sidura Ludwig


Jael Richardson



Kathy Friedman


Alix Ohlin




Lindsay Zier-Vogel



Bianca Marais



Emily Pohl-Weary


Michelle Berry



Heather Wood



Amy Jones



Alison Pick



Tea Mutonji



Kamal Al Solaylee



Liz Howard




Jessica Westhead


Michelle Butler Hallett



Carrianne Leung



Charlotte Gill



Ann YK Choi




Becky Blake


Jowita Bydlowska



Scaachi Koul




Lisa de Nikolits

Kagiso Lesego Molope



Melanie Mah


Dina Del Bucchia



Cherie Dimaline



Eden Robinson



Dionne Brand




Diane Schoemperlen



Alix Hawley




Self Portrait (Danila Botha)





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