Chelo Sebastian was born in Spain and moved to Canada in 1969. Though primarily self-taught, Sebastian has taken numerous workshops, and she has studied under many prestigious artists. These artists include Anne Meredith Barry and Telford Fenton. Her introduction as an artist was in a 1981 group exhibition. In her 19 years working as a professional artist Sebastian has attained international repute because of her singular style, and many achievements.
Her most recently won "Award of Excellence" came from the International Society of News Design, for her commissioned seven paintings for the Hamilton Spectator Daily News. Sebastian is sought after for corporate collections because her work, though stimulating and spontaneous, offers a measure of tranquility, thereby offering a brief refuge from the hectic corporate lifestyle. Sebastian's collectors include: The Governor General of Canada, Bell Canada, M.D. Management, and the City of Fukuyama (Japan). We are proud to say that Chelo has been with the gallery since 1991, and we look forward to many more years of working with such an inspirational artist.