Lady Bugyra is an accomplished artist based in Prince Edward County whose passion for art was ignited at a young age. She vividly remembers the summer she was nine years old, when she decided to become a painter, following in her father's footsteps. However, after spending countless hours painting on canvas and studying the works of great artists like Monet, she came to the realization that painting was not for her passion at 9 years old.
Years later, Lady's artistic spirit was reignited when she discovered the book "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain". Starting with graphite in a realist style, she gradually branched out to experiment with watercolor and acrylic. Eventually, she found her true artistic medium in oil painting.
Lady's artistic inspiration is drawn from the dynamics of people and animals, and she is deeply moved by their presence, joy, and beauty. Her studio, located in the scenic Prince Edward County, is a reflection of her artistic journey and a testament to her perseverance in pursuing her passion.
Lady's unique style is characterized by its realism and attention to detail, but it is also a reflection of her own personal style and creative vision. Her work is a true reflection of her talent, dedication, and love for the art of painting. And, of course, her name is Lady – a fitting moniker for an artist with such grace and style.
To view more of Lady's art visit: www.lady-artist.com
Lady, looking back, do you feel that the act of creating art during a tough time helped you gain a new perspective or understanding about yourself or your situation?
"Creating art is an incredibly personal process, and the internal monologue that accompanies it can at times feel overwhelming.
I experienced this firsthand during a five-day stay at a cottage where I was working on a complex painting. The first day was rough, but the second day was even worse. As I sat outside on the deck painting, I felt a growing sense of trepidation and insecurity that extended beyond the canvas and seemed to encompass everything around me.
It was at this point that I heard a voice inside my head telling me to "look up." Initially, I was hesitant to take my eyes off the painting, but when I did, I was struck by the beauty of my surroundings - the trees, the water, the sunshine. In that moment, I burst out laughing as I realized how seriously I had been taking myself and my work.
To make progress, I told myself that I would focus on painting just one square inch a day. This allowed me to break the task down into manageable chunks and avoid becoming overwhelmed. As I worked on the painting, I found that this approach made the process much more manageable, and before I knew it, I had completed the work. The painting is titled "Saviour" and serves as a reminder to me that sometimes, we need to take a step back and appreciate the beauty of the world around us.
Overall, creating art during tough times can be a powerful way to gain insight into yourself and your situation, and it can lead to personal growth and healing."