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Noella Upitis was born in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada and has received degrees from the Ontario College of Art and Design, the University of Guelph and York University. Upitis pursues dual careers in education and painting.
Her landscapes draw upon the Canadian winter and the sculptural form of trees in their dormant state. Trees become invitational through their presence in an open space. Upitis’ paintings draw upon observations at a distance, providing a wider perspective for the viewer.
Currently, Upitis is turning the eye inward reflecting both external and internal landscapes. Painting here tends to investigate the exchange between the intellect and emotions in addition to environmental narratives. These paintings are deeply personal in nature and Upitis employs a vibrancy of colour.
Currently, Upitis shows in Southern Ontario, participating in group shows at the Paula
White Diamond Gallery, Julia Veenstra Gallery, Williams Mill Art Gallery, Alton Mills Gallery and the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition. She was a longstanding member (2012-2018) of the Guelph Studio Tour and participated in Art in the Park Statford in 2019. Her work hangs in private collections around the world from the Wenjiang Province, China to Miami, Florida.