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About Wilma.

Wilma is the artist behind Travel'Art. Born and raised in Frankfurt (Germany), she and her family moved to Sarnia Lambton in 2011. Although she always dabbled in various artistic endeavours, in 2020 she started to seriously pursue art. At that time, she also took the challenge of teaching herself to paint with pastels. The immediacy of pastels, along with the luscious colors and textures captivated her. Her contemporary work is focused on local landscapes and seascapes. Wilma's work was part of several exhibitions, she displayed her originals & prints at local businesses and galleries. Waves are the artist's recurring theme and Lake Huron is a continuing source of inspiration. In September 2023 she won the Panel's Choice Award at the ART COMP in London, Ontario. 

A life-changing event.


"Over the years I tried various art forms, but pastels captured my heart instantly. Despite being a neat and organized person, I find fulfillment in getting covered in colours while working with this "messy" medium. 

I find inspiration for my realistic landscape & seascape paintings in the beauty that surrounds us, particularly in water sources such as lakes and oceans.

I am drawn to the blue color palette and the movement of waves. While many pastel artists prefer a looser style,

I take pride in the intricate details of my work."


Curriculum VITAE


Local Art Events

Rotary Art in the Park, Sarnia

United We Stand Event , Sarnia

Handmade for the Holidays, Lawrence House in Sarnia  


Juried Exhibitions & Events

Local Events

Volunteer work

TOP 48  Call out for Colour! Juried Exhibition, Gallery in the Grove 

ART COMP 202, 100 Kellogg Lane in London, Ontario

Top 100 FinalistPanel's Choice Award Winner

ART IN THE PARK, Petrolia 

Gallery in the Grove, Bright's Grove


Juried Exhibitions & Events


Panelist / Judge


Local Events 

Volunteer work

Floyd Gibson member's exhibition, Lawrence House in Sarnia

LightSpaceTime 14th Virtual Seascapes Art Exhibition

9th Place: "New Zealand"

Special Recognition Award: "Force of Nature"

Finalist "2024 Open Juried Exhibition" hosted by the Ontario Society of Artists

ART COMP 2024 in London, Ontario

(guest judge/panelist)

Gallery in the Grove, Bright's Grove

"Business After 5" hosted by the Chamber of Commerce, Sarnia

Local Motif is a charming gift store in the heart of Sarnia. The perfect stop to purchase high-quality and tasteful home decor. 

Travel'Art at Local Motif:
a selection of original artwork & art prints
Local Motif, 850 Colborne, Sarnia
Date: all year
Please visit the store's social media for more information

River Bank & Co. started in 2017 as a tiny pop up shop that put down roots and grew into the rich collection of local artists, makers and vendors it is today.

Travel'Art at River Bank & Co.:
the original painting "Riptide" is available for purchase 
River Bank & Co.
172 Front Street N, Sarnia
first months of 2024
Please visit the store's social media for more information


Where to find Travel'Art in 2024?

Booked events 2024


Rotary Art in the Park, Sarnia

September 7, 2024

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