Meet Geneviève Hoover. One of the first artists featured on Stay Smiling Partners, she lives near Ottawa Ontario and has many interests outside of art. These interests range from cooking to kayaking and she gets to explore them through participation at her local life skills program. She comes from a loving family and has artwork in her blood as shown by her twin sister, who is also an artist.
Geneviève was first introduced to visual arts in 2006 while in high school. She has seen success in this field, earning the 2011 Brush Strokes Love of the Arts Award. One of the paintings she produced, “Mother’s Day”, was the inspiration behind the annual art exhibit “Without Exception” that’s run by her high school art teacher. This painting also features prominently on many products at the Stay Smiling store.
Geneviève continues to refine her skills at a weekly art class. She dabbles in many painting styles but enjoys multi-media the most. If you check out our gallery, a recurring theme you’ll see from Gen is her use of the colour pink. You might even say it’s her favourite!