RT @twitandrewking: Just finished this painting featuring the DeHavilland Mosquito in Ottawa's Spartan Air Services colours from the 50s ht…

RT @RossRheaume: Hey Ottawa, tickets are selling put fast to Ottawa Art Expo gala/party this Friday. Follow link to free tickets: http://t

RT @RossRheaume: Check out Ottawa Art Expo Facebook page for some of the finalists for Ottawa Humane Society Animal Art Award. Silent aucti…

RT @eofineart: Pieces for the @ottawahumane "Animal Award" auction at the @OttawaArtExpo are looking great!

RT @twitandrewking: Great article by @zev_singer about the @Veterans_Dinner & one of it's guests...& a painting by @AliCatArt in BG! http:/…

All the entrants are in for the first of its kind Ottawa Humane Society Animal Art contest. Check them out on OAEx web site. gallery section


Aili Kurtis    

Aili is an artist who explores the rhythms and patterns of the Canadian landscape in her studio overlooking a beautiful lake in the Rideau Valley. She seeks "the abstract within the real" and creates images that move away from reality while still maintaining the appeal of the theme.

Raised in Yellowknife, N.W.T., Aili went south to study art at the Ontario College of Art in Toronto and received a degree in Art Education from the University of Quebec in Montreal. While living in Ottawa, Aili has been the Art Director for CJOH TV; the Creative Director for Corel Corporation; a graphic designer; a courtroom artist; and an instructor at the Ottawa School of Art.

Aili paints in acrylic and pastel and has won many awards for both media. She was awarded the title "Master Pastellist" (Pastel Artists of Canada, 2004) and won Grand Prize in the Purely Pastel Competition in 2010. Her award-winning paintings have been published in The Pastel Magazine; International Artists Magazine; The Artist's Magazine; and in two books: "Seascapes, Rivers and Lakes" and "AcrylicWorks: The Best of Acrylic Paintng" published in 2014.