Visit the George Mackie Library in North Delta to view the artwork of artist Eve-Lynn Yacoub, currently on display until the end of June.
On exhibit are paintings done in the medium of acrylics and mixed media and hand-painted wooden signs made from barn boards and finished with beeswax.
Creating art has always been Yacoub’s happy place. She completed a diploma in Commercial Art & Design, specializing in Graphic Design in the United Kingdom in the 1970s.
Through the years, she continued to create art from her home studio. An avid crafter, she participates in local craft shows, selling her creations through word-of-mouth.
“I have found that creating art is a healing experience during difficult times,” she says. “Creating art has allowed the expression of emotions that I needed to feel grounded. It brings joy and happiness - as vibrant colours and marks lift the spirit. I hope to bring light and joy to others who experience my work.
“As a mother and grandmother, now with more time to focus on my passions, I have rediscovered my creative inspirations for expressing my life experiences through art and colour. I continue to discover my creative path and style - exploring new directions, experimenting with different mediums to convey texture and colour, and finding alternate ways to express a feeling, a mood, a memory, or a moment in time. Like a Sunflower turning to the light, this is an exciting chapter filled with new possibilities.”
For more information about Eve-Lynn Yacoub, please visit her Instagram page @EvelynnsArt22 or her website: www.etsy.com/ca/shop/EvelynnsArt22.
If you haven’t yet seen teen artist Jacqueline Dunlop’s exhibit, don’t delay! Her vibrant paintings in the teen area at the library are available for viewing until May 20.