Virginia Henderson Caldwell lives and paints in London, Ontario. Art has played an important part in her life. At the age of eleven she was given a small set of oil paints as a gift. This opened up a visual creative journey that includes many experiences and opportunities. Primarily self taught, she constantly stretches her creative ability and pushes technical and compositional boundaries.
From 1979 to 1989, the artist's medium was acrylic on wood. Small hand painted artifacts given as Christmas presents formed the basis of producing hand painted earrings, neck pieces and pins as wearable art. These items were entered in juried art and craft shows all over Southwestern Ontario, including the Burlington Art and Craft Show and the Niagara On The Lake Art Show. By this time, her products were marketing to various companies and galleries under the registers company 'Wear Your Art, Inc."
Virginia's work was also chosen by Toronto's Del Bello Gallery to be exhibited at the International Miniature Art Exhibitions featuring artists from thirty-two countries.
Since 2002, her medium has been acrylic on canvas. She has three technical styles - High Realism, Abstract and Whimsical. Virginia can successfully move from one style to the other at will. Her art embraces all kinds of subject matter.
Virginia's artwork on canvas has been and is now featured at Museum London, The Art Bank, Art Works Inc. Gallery, Reflections, London Health Sciences Centre and at the Springs Restaurant in London, ON.
"To teach yourself to be in the moment and to be taken on a journey of creativity is a form of prayer for me," says Virginia.