CAROL SOO LUM
Born 1954 in the Caribbean landscape, a natural, self- taught artist, Carol Soo Lum experimented with a variety of media, and finally chose to work exclusively in oil on canvas. In the sixties, painting for pleasure, she often pondered the purpose of art beyond its visual aesthetic.
By the late seventies Carol was raising a family, and to support her artistic endeavours, she was employed in the field of Information Technology. Consequently, this experience has subtly been influencing and informing the direction of her art.
Further development and maturity in her art career also came with later training and studies at Dundas Valley School of the Arts and at Mc Master University in Hamilton, Ontario.
Based in Toronto, Ontario, she did a considerable part of her work in studio but also painted on location, wherever she happened to be intransit. Carol is often on the go as international travel is integral to her ongoing development as an artist.
Carol thrives on cultural exchanges, intrigued by cultural nuances and differences in language and thinking. It is not surprising, then, that her compositions and designs are dictated by her views of life, chance meetings, ordinary people, simple things.
Interacting with real people in the global village, her artwork is imbued with an international flavour, permeated with subliminal suggestions.