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15 Minutes With Gloria Green

Gloria Green is an abstract visual artist from Toronto. Her large scale works are popular items for interior designers and art enthusiasts alike. She draws on her love of music and the stories of hope and challenge she finds through her work as a nutritionist in the pediatric oncology wing of Sick Kids. Green will be showcasing her work at The Artist Project from Feb. 19 to 22.

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SDTC: What spaces in Toronto do you find most inspiring?

Gloria Green: I see art in everything, even during my walks home from work. I see art in the cracks of the sidewalk, eroded buildings, the tunnel at Scrivener, on the U of T downtown campus – Hart house, and other cool architectural structures.

What aisle do you spend the most time in at the grocery store?

Anywhere you can find good cheese.

What virtue do you try to cultivate within yourself?

To be a better person everyday – grateful, gracious, honest, and to stay true to myself.

The receipts in your wallet would indicate what?

I spend a lot on art supplies and wine.

If you could reinvent your career and be something totally different, what would it be?

So much to choose from. Philanthropist, Doctor, Artist, Artist, Artist!

When you dream about travel, what place in the world comes to mind?

Italy.

What makes you happy?

Love, sun, warmth, painting, and enjoying the company of my husband, friends and family.

What makes you cringe?

Ignorance, disrespect and bullies.

What quality do you loathe most in others?

Dishonesty and arrogance.

What, in your opinion, is overrated?

Kanye West.

How do you feel about life at this moment?

Hopeful and excited!

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What quality do you value most in a lover?

I’m going to go PG – chemistry, communication and a good connection.

What is your favourite thing to do on a Saturday?

Sleeping in with my husband, having coffee and breakfast together and listening to music and painting.

What is your comfort food?

So many… wine, bread (homemade), cheese (extra old cheddar), chocolate and grilled cheese sandwiches. Did I mention chocolate?

What phrase should we all use more?

“Thank you.” A gesture of appreciation goes a long way.