Hayley Andruko of Hayley Colours Art made her Bison debut last year, and we’re delighted to have her back for the spring version of the fair. An elementary school teacher by day, we love hearing about how this influences her work:
“Hayley Colours Art uses bright acrylics to paint that classic Alberta nature in a unique, geometric way. Originally from Calgary, then London, England, and finally Edmonton, Hayley channels the energy of teaching elementary school into her paintings, resulting in a bold, colourful and lively style.”
What was the first thing you ever made (no matter how gnarly it was)?
When I was a kid I used to draw a lot with my Guido – he was an architect, and would help me with proportion and perspective. There were a LOT of wonky faces and buildings (but it was always fun!).
What is the hardest / most challenging part of being a maker?
Finding the time, especially as a full time teacher. I have all these ideas, and some days can’t help but to crash on the couch and lose myself to Netflix instead.
How do you stay motivated when you face these types of challenges?
Over the last 2 years, since I’ve really started to push my art career further, that allocating specific time (Sunday afternoons, Wednesday evenings, etc) allows me to really get hyped about a current project, and I can build up the energy and get myself mentally prepared to create.
Describe your current creative process in 3 words.
Playful, spontaneous, colourful.