Artist Statement:

Full Circle Art Collective, is a group of artists that are directors and advisors of Full Circle Art Therapy Centre, a non-profit organization providing affordable outreach mental health services to a variety of populations in the Greater Toronto Area. We have partnerships with Egale LGBTQ2 Youth Outreach for Homeless Youth, YWCA – The Elm Centre and The Gatehouse. As a collective, we are a group of individual artists striving to showcase our artwork and assisting the community using our experiences and expertise.

Nga Dinh graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with a double degree in Kinesiology and Fine Arts. She is currently completing her thesis to achieve her degree from The Toronto Art Therapy Institute. She is a pop-surrealist painter who has exhibited her artwork at the Queen West Art Crawl in 2011, 2012 and 2013. She has shown in various group art shows and has privately owned pieces throughout Toronto, Waterloo, Halifax and Boston.

Lacey Ford received her degree in Psychology from Prince Edward Island University and is a graduate of the Toronto Art Therapy Institute. She is an expressionist painter who has had a few years of experience exhibiting in shows throughout Toronto. She is the co-founder of Full Circle Art Therapy Centre and is an avid supporter of women’s rights and mental health.

Pearl Lee completed a Psychology degree at York University and is a Toronto Art Therapy Institute Candidate. She has been able to hone in on her skills and co-founded Full Circle Art Therapy Centre to pursue her vision of affordable mental health. After a long hiatus in art creation during childhood, she has resumed as a painter and paints her signature animal, the elephant, inspired by her deceased father.

Joe Thomas graduated from Sir Sanford College with double degrees in Security and Risk management and Carpentry. He is an amateaur artist who has not yet shown art work to the public. But his surrealist gray scale drawings and paintings are eye catching and full imagination.

Media Category:

Painting – Acrylic