Parveen Kaur was born in the foothills of the Himalayas in India. She received her basic training in art in her country and is the author of two poetry books in Hindi. Her first teachers were the sun, the clouds and the easterly winds. Her love of nature spills out in her poetry and paintings.

Parveen Kaur is a visual artist and poet. She is a native of India who made Canada her home twenty-five years back. On her way to Canada she lived in Iran, England and France. She started painting at a tender age of twelve. She got her initial training in art in India.

She arrived in Alberta with her husband and four children. She devoted herself completely to raising her children who are now doctors and engineers. She also keenly studied the Canadian art scene and benefited enormously from it. Living in the prairies she soaked in the luminous bright skies of Northern Alberta...the land of the midnight sunlight. She built bridges with her husband as partner in Terrace B.C., Yukon Territories, and Timmins, Ontario. The vast landscape of Canada enthralled her. She developed a deep love for this land.

Moving to Ontario in 1987 what fascinated her most was the fall season. She painted large landscapes of colorful forests and dew soaked sunsets. She gave up her position as the Vice-President of her company seventeen years back to become a full time artist. She has displayed her paintings in many solo shows and in group situations. She has had many exhibitions at the Springbank Art Center, Mississauga Library, Living Arts Center and at the Robarts Library.

Parveen Kaur is a member of Visual Arts Ontario, Visual Arts Mississauga, the Mississauga Arts Council, the Spring Bank Art Centre and the Art Gallery of Ontario.


Education:-
Bachelor of Arts, Punjab University, India

Discipline:-
Oil Painting

Corporate Collections:-
Malton Community Center, Technologie Nov Image, Docuport, Inc. PosterNetwork, Inc. Metaclic, Inc. Dirpin, Inc. WideCom Group Inc. CaCE Ltd. Jay Hardware, Lakh Construction, Specialty Software, Private Collectors

Awards:-
Merit Award by Colour and Form Society 1994, Juried Show 1997 (Etobicoke Civic Center), Juried Show 2003 (Mississauga Arts Council: Mississauga's Changing Landscape), Juried Show 2004 (Kennedy House: "Beyond Boundaries" "Spring"), Juried Show 2004: ("The Sun Eclipsed"), Juried Show 2004: (The War as an Institution: "The Earth gone-up in smoke, The Sun eclipsed")

Publications:-
Books of poetry in Hindi: Dehri Pe Ruk Ja , Main Mand Sameer
Rahan Ne Vansuwaniyan (A book of poems in Punjabi)
More than thirty poems, short stories and articles published in Preetlari India, Ajit Akhbar and other local magazines in Ontario: Je Eh Na Hunda, Sehwas, Prem Viaah, Mai Asso, Khiyal Apna Apna..... From 2007 to 2015

Associations:-
Visual Arts Ontario, Mississauga Arts Council, Visual Arts Mississauga , Art Gallery of Ontario, Kalma Da Kafla, Hindi Sahitiya Sabha, Editors and Writers Network, Writer's Forum, SAVAC, Whiteoaks Art Group & Kalakar Lehkak Manch.

Donations:-
Two paintings Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB), Malton Community Centre