About Wilen Art
Finding the magic in the world
I am a self taught active artist in Thunder Bay, Ontario. My style depicts earthly elements-enhancing them with vibrant, soul - filling colours. Heavily inspired by the Canadian landscape and Lake Superior, I create works of art that reflect and represent the beauty of this region.
Our shop, Wilen Art & Supply can be found in the urban market, Goods & Co, in Thunder Bay, Ontario.
The shop acts as my art studio space and retail location, showcasing my latest original artwork and a variety of unique products! All the goods are designed by Wilen & few trusted staff. Through the shop we also host art and yoga workshops, paint nights and yoga events.
Throughout my life, I have always been drawn to adventure and taking small risks. Where did it begin? At 18, after graduating high school, I loaded my luggage on a Grey Hound bus and moved across the country to Vancouver, B.C.
After graduating fashion school, I tree planted for a few seasons (weird right?) and then went on to complete my diploma and degree in Environmental Management at Lakehead University. During this phase of my life, my dad passed away- and I dove hard into my creative process. I went into a frenzy, painting and displaying my work at local coffee shops - hosting small art exhibitions and attending any and all market events that would have me.
During my next life phase- I worked seasonally as an Environmental Technician, travelling on off seasons to surf and adventure all while pursuing art on the side. Eventually, everything came to a very busy pinnacle during the pandemic and I needed to choose what path I actually wanted to give my heart too.
When Goods & Co Market in Thunder Bay, Ontario was being developed during the lockdown..I took a leap of faith and decided to quit my Environmental Technician job and open up Wilen Art & Supply..FULL TIME.