My name is Sosha Simone Tulloch but I paint under the name Sosha Simone. I was born and raised in Jamaica, where I grew up in the country. I took an interest in drawing from a young age and was inspired by the life around me from dancing butterflies to hummingbirds inches away. Drawing was an outlet for finding my creativity and sometimes reducing boredom. But I was ever so fascinated with the paintings hanging around my home from prints of Salvador Dalhi to local artists. I knew then that I really wanted to learn how to paint. As a teen I migrated to Canada where I continued my focus in high school and went on to study Visual Arts and Art History in University.
Painting is that release of creative enegry where I let go and let the image takes form on the canvas. I don't always have control over what journey the final piece will be because the brush wants to do something else, and I find that to be a revelation that is beautiful.
2005, BFA Honours, York University, Toronto, Ontario
March, MAD Bean Coffee House, Toronto, Ontario
February, Stories We Tell, The Artists of Colour, Mackenzie Hall Cultural Centre, Windsor, Ontario
February, Dukem Ethiopian Restaurant, Featured Artist, Toronto, Ontario
February, When I Hear Music I See Colour, The Artists of Colour, Mackenzie Hall Cultural Centre, Windsor, Ontario
August, From the Soul, Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), Toronto, Ontario
The Artist of Colour