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Canada’s leading contemporary outdoor and online art fair

TOAF will take place July 12 – 14, 2024.

Deb Malcolm

Crystal Beach
Exclusively Online

Deb Malcolm is a self-taught artist, born in Toronto in 1953, now residing in Crystal Beach, Ontario.
Several years ago, she was accepted into the Manitoba Metis Nation after discovering her maternal
ancestry. Because this knowledge came so late in life, she struggled to find ways to connect to her
heritage. Upon learning of the technique of painting with dots, she found her way to connect. She has
been creating pieces in this style for the last 5 years.
The Métis people are known for their beautiful floral beadwork. By applying dots of acrylic paint to
patterns on wood panels and allowing the paint to dry as a “bead”, Deb mimics and honours this
traditional past time.
Her work can be found in collections in Fort Erie, Toronto and Guelph as well as in northern Ontario,
Alberta, BC and the US.

Juried Shows: Leslie Grove Gallery of Fine Art, Toronto
Wisdom of Kinship – Indigenous Art Exhibition First Nations, Inuit & Métis – Aug 2021
Big Holiday Smalls Show – December 2021
Big Holiday Smalls Show – December 2022
Shining our Light - December 2023 - January 2024

Brampton Arts Organization - BAO Pixel: Indigenous Artists Exhibition - Oct/Nov 2023

Local Art Shows
Crystal Ball Beach Café, Crystal Beach Ontario – January 2019, November 2020
Fort Erie Arts Council Gallery, Ridgeway Ont - June - October 2023
South Niagara Artists Exhibit - Roselawn Centre/ Lighthouse Theatre - January 2024 - January 2025

I am also collaborating with Oscardo, an Indigenous owned company in Toronto. They are producing household and personal items with one of my paintings screened onto them.

Instagram: @dotartbydeb

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