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Candace Wilson Presents - The Prema In All Things - Art Show

Explorer-In-Residence, Candace Wilson is pleased to present the opening of her latest art show, The Prema In All Things. She will be holding a reception celebrating the opening on October 4, 2012 and is welcoming the invitation to all art enthusiasts!

Dates: Oct 3-14, 2012

Wed-Fri (12-4pm), Thurs (12-7pm), Sat-Sun (12-4:30pm)

Reception on October 4, 2012 (6-9pm)

Location: Todmordern Mills, 67 Pottery Road, Toronto, ON, Canada

Candace’s love of nature has led her to explore the deserts of Africa and Oman, the ice fields of the Arctic and the Antarctic, and Canada's own vast wildernesses. As a member of the prestigious Explorer's Club, hers travels into these threatened landscapes allow for a profound contemplation that is essential to her role as an artist. Her desire to combine this experience with a deeper understanding of her own spirituality has provided the underlying focus and inspiration for her paintings.

Candace is an explorer in every sense. In addition to her physical and spiritual searching, her passion for life has taken her on a fascinating route which includes studies at the Ecole Des Beaux Arts et Arts Appliques in Anger, France, work as a commercial helicopter pilot, a European trained sommelier, and Toronto entrepreneur. For her fortunate viewers and collectors, this wealth of life exploration is reflected in her paintings which cover a spectrum of genres from realism to colour field and abstract expressionism.

Here’s a description of Prema and what you can expect from this spiritually charged and contemplative art show:

The Prema in all Things
It can be said that throughout the ages and across all faiths, there is a shared
belief in a sacred love force that connects all beings, all creation. In Sanskrit, this
love force is called prema.

This love force inside every atom causes electrons to move; charging particles,
creating molecules which then create objects; from the simplest grain of sand to
the most complex life forms, to the entire universe.

The planets stay in their orbit, the stars twinkle, the sun shines, there is
reproduction in all species because of love. The charge within this entire creation
is a power called prema, also believed to be the force of love in all its forms.
Throughout my travels, I have experienced the presence of prema and felt the
profound emotional impact of this connection to all things: most recently, the
beautiful and endangered arctic animals in their awe inspiring yet threatened
landscape, the ancient sacred sites cherished by all cultures and beliefs such as
Petra in Jordan-, or closer to home, the quiet peace and serenity to be found in
the Don River Valley.

This new collection of paintings expresses my responses to the powerful
emotional experiences of prema. I have chosen the genre of abstract composition
which allows the viewer to go beyond representational description to the place
“in between”, where the subconscious is uninhibited by verbal or visual clues,
allowing a direct spiritual response of prema--love. Within the vibrant colour of
each piece I have incorporated semi -precious gemstones, widely believed to
magnify energy and promote spiritual healing.

My goal is to share the magic of prema with my viewers. By standing before the
works with an open heart and mind, my hope is that they too will experience the
love that binds our world and our lives together.

For more information and to view more of Candace’s work online visit and her blog

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