Toni (MacDonald) Wells, visual artist
What a Wonderful World We Live In!
Toni was born in Halifax, NS, and moved to Windsor, Ontario, with her family in 1966. Creativity is prevalent in her family and her mother encouraged everyone to express themselves through art, crafts, and music. After attending the Fine Arts program at the University of Windsor, Toni worked in office settings for 40 years before seizing the opportunity in 2018 to pursue her art as a professional.
Toni uses acrylics on canvas or mixed media on paper to create realistic images that are unique, colourful, and full of light. Her work demonstrates a loving awareness of the wonders of nature and she is also recognized as a specialist in commemorative portraits.
What a Wonderful World! Toni’s first solo show at the Leamington Arts Centre in 2020 was based on her optimistic outlook on life and it was very successful. She was featured in a prominent Windsor magazine, The Drive, in 2020 for her artistic achievements. The Drive commented that her work can “inspire us to rise up and move beyond the rough moments in life.”
A member of several local arts organizations, her pieces are often exhibited in group gallery shows and on social media. You might also see her and her work in several local fundraising events each year where she actively participates and contributes.
For more information about Toni, her work, commissions and quotes, she can be reached through the Walkerville Artists Co-op in Windsor or by Facebook - The Art of Teemacdee or Instagram - #tonimacd13.