About the Artist

Willo Downie is an emerging abstract artist from Toronto, Canada. She is thrilled her studio practice as a painter and creator has recently become her full-time commitment.

Willo draws inspiration from her natural surroundings – typically bodies of water – and is inspired by her exploration of the relationship between colour, feeling and form. Her paintings create a moment of pause and peace for viewers.


Willo Downie attended NSCAD University in Halifax NS, studying Art History. She is also a certified goldsmith with numerous years’ experience in the jewellery industry. She founded her own sustainable fine jewellery business in 2020. Willo continues to release new collections through February Jewellery Inc.

Giving back and supporting causes that prioritize our planet and its people is a passion. She regularly contributes original paintings or proceeds from their sales to various not-for profit organizations including UNYA (Urban Native Youth Association), Sick Kids Foundation, The Sierra Club, Indian Residential Schools Survivors Society, Voices of Children (Ukraine), Disappointed But Not Surprised; a Fundraiser for Abortion Access, and Swim Drink Fish (formerly The Waterkeepers) Art Auction.

You can find her work hanging at 2Gallery in Picton, Ontario and most recently, the permanent art collection at Scotia Bank Arena.

  • ScotiaBank Arena Art Collection

    ScotiaBank Arena Art Collection

    My painting “A Night in Late August” was commissioned to become a part of ScotiaBank Arena's new permanent art collection. 

    ScotiaBank Arena Art Collection

    My painting “A Night in Late August” was commissioned to become a part of ScotiaBank Arena's new permanent art collection. 

  • Currently Showing at 2Gallery

    Currently Showing at 2Gallery

    I currently have three original paintings showing at 2Gallery in Picton, Ontario.  All three pieces are one of a kind, signed and stretched on 42"x42" canvas. Framing was completed by...

    Currently Showing at 2Gallery

    I currently have three original paintings showing at 2Gallery in Picton, Ontario.  All three pieces are one of a kind, signed and stretched on 42"x42" canvas. Framing was completed by...

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