The grass is always greener 2014

Mixed media on canvas includes: mica, helicopter seeds, cornflower petals, rose petals; ink, paint, gesso and resin.

The journey in search of home 2015

Mixed media on cardboard and canvas: shells, mica stone, helicopter seeds; powder pigment and resin

Revisiting the past 2016

Mixed media on canvas: peacock feathers, felt, dried leaves, lichen, beads, glitter; resin

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Maria-Helena Pacelli


Maria-Hélèna is an accomplished actress, singer-songwriter and multidisciplinary Canadian-Italian artist. Maria-Hélèna completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts at Concordia University, and their Master’s in Feminist and Gender Studies at the University of Ottawa, where her research focused on feminist political theatre. She has presented and curated her work as part of solo and group shows, working with galleries and other spaces, to show her visual art; and also performed in several theatre productions and musicals, as well as performed her own original music.
Passionate about the power of music, song and vocal work, Maria-Hélèna released their first independent album of original songs, entitled “Stories the land will tell”.
More of her work, and social media updates can be found via their website:

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