Hello! and Welcome!
I am Mandy Lee Schison, of Mandy's Creative Touch.
I love to create with Multimedia elements, multi-loading my brush to push the boundaries, creating 3D effects. Lately, I have traveled for craft shows, collaboration murals, Art Battles and Paint Parties.
My love for colour started from painting each of my fingernails a different colours as a little girl. (back then it was unheard of). Although I started experimented on tiny canvases (Nail Art), it eventually expanded to a variety of sizes, surfaces and textures. This really allowed me to express my creativity, and do what I love most; ART!! Check out my Art Studio!
Currently residing in Innisfil, Ontario Canada, I'm now ready for the next chapter in my life. I love spending time by the beach and going for walks in nature for inspiration... for my next project to put my Creative Touch on. My most rewarding passion is helping emerging artists create stunning paintings using the deceptively simple "One Stroke" technique through my Online Paint Projects and One Stroke classes!
How did I start out? .... I moved to Brampton, Ontario from Timmins in 1988, and started my career as a Hair Stylist. Determined to further my career throughout the years, I attended Professional Nail Care Specialist programs, as well as Special effects Make-up courses and added full aesthetic services. I eventually continued on to being a certified Educator in Nail Artistry and recognized in Trade Magazines over the 30 years in the beauty industry. These were rewarding achievements and as well as wonderful memories that were my stepping stones to the path, where I am today.
With an empty nest, and always having an artistic side to me, I finally started making time for me and had the desire to create in unique ways. Not only can I paint on a variety of surfaces, I can implement this into my own style. With a large range of paint products that can be used on almost any surface! I have a hard time making the same items over and over...there are too many ideas to create.
With my past experience as an educator, I found an amazing opportunity to be certified by the original creator of One Stroke, in 2016, Donna Dewberry, with a Level 1 and 2 OSCI (One Stroke Certified Instructor). I have so much fun hosting all ages Paint Parties in our local area, Live and in person. With the amazing technology today, I can now offer them Online too! In 2017, I received my w/oil (water based oils) certification and now proud to announce just in 2020 I received my Elite OS Instructor Certification.
Through the last few years, I have attended many art events where I participated with the Silver Elvis Mural team. It was so much fun to collaborate with many artists painting on huge 8 x 8 ft canvases! Locations I have visited.... The Brampton Flower Festival, Buskerfest Toronto, Markham Ribfest, Toronto's Zoomers Show and Markham Fall Fair.
It was such a thrill winning Second Place prize in Alliston, Ontario at The Battle of the Brushes competition in 2017! We had to complete a 16x20 canvas in 30 minutes!
I can go on and on,,, about how much fun my amazing journey has been. But I hope you will enjoy exploring the rest of the site and the many options I have available for the Art Lover, Collector and Creator.
Have questions? I'm happy to help!
Every month has different events and holidays that are wonderful opportunities for creation. I would love to share some Mandy's Creative Touch News of upcoming specials on Featured Art 4 Sale, supplies and new Paint Projects.