ACT FROM YOUR ART is a way to bring ART and HEART into the workplace, by incorporating creativity and mindfulness into the office, school, library, hospital and any other community setting. Verona Sorensen is interested in infusing the lives of others with beauty and humanity, by providing Art for the Workplace, Quiet Rooms, and Team Building Activities. To find out more about this project visit www.actfromyourart.com
In addition, 15% of profits are donated to humanitarian projects and charitable initiatives, such as Food for Thought for the Homeless, where care packages are provided to those living on the streets of Montreal (https://www.actfromyourart.com/food-for-thought-for-the-homeless).
Verona Sorensen was born in Montreal to a Filipino nurse and a West Coast Nordic painter. Her earlier years were spent between the Eastern Townships and Mexico. After successfully completing a BFA at Concordia University (with a specialization in Theatre Performance), Verona embarked on her painting career when she was invited to apprentice with the ‘Dormice’ art collective in Europe. After 2 years of training in Austria and in Italy, she moved to Ajijic, Mexico to study encaustic painting. Verona Sorensen’s extensive exhibition history includes solo shows at the Winsor Gallery in Vancouver, Artfirm Gallery in Calgary, Ajolote Arte Contemporain and Haus der Kunst in Guadalajara, Mexico. She has also had solo and duo shows at La Maison de la Culture Rosemont and at La Maison de la Culture du Plateau Mont-Royal, both in Montreal.
Her paintings were represented and displayed at the London Art Fair and at the Battersea Affordable Art Fair in the UK, by Woolf Gallery. In April 2015 she completed an artist residency in Assisi, Italy and in November 2015 attended the Vermont Studio Center Residency.
Verona’s works can be found in the major corporate collections of Loto-Quebec, Bankers Hall, Jameson Development Corp., Nicolet Chartrand Knoll Ltée (NCK Inc.), Nordstrom and in various private collections in Canada, Europe, Mexico and the United States