Iya Carson, BFA, BArch

Iya Carson is the founder of Ottawa Valley Art Studio. She has always revered nature and art. Her formal education in Architecture and Fine Art established a strong palette of skills she uses to express her artistic vision. Iya’s academic training enables her to work with different media, such as watercolour, graphite, colour pencils, pastels, water-colour, India ink, acrylic and oil. But her favourite media has always been graphite pencil and watercolour.

“Somewhere North” series of mixed media paintings at the solo exhibition at the St Laurent Library, Ottawa, Winter-Spring 2024

Iya loves to work with the interaction of light, shadow, colour and texture to create landscape, still life and nature studies near to her home in the Ottawa valley.

Her big and beautiful garden always gives her a lots of ideas for inspiration and helps to recharge her energy level.

“Somewhere North” at 55th International Open Juried Exhibition by the Society of Canadian Artists at the Papermill Heritage Gallery in Toronto, August 2023

After graduation from the Ural Art Academy of Architecture and Industrial Design (Russia), she was working as a senior lecturer of Art History, Art drawing and painting teacher, Architect and Industrial Designer. Upon her immigration to Canada she has been creating different styles and types of art. She participated in 50 art shows in Ontario and Quebec. Her works are in private collections in Canada, USA, Japan, Russia and Ukraine.

Kanata Civic Art Gallery, March 2020

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