Keli-Ann Pye-Beshara - Newfoundland, Canada
Keli-Ann Pye-Beshara is a professional visual artist in Holyrood, Newfoundland, known for her vibrant whimsical visions of architecture and landscapes. Her fun and unique personality make her a hit on social media where she has a dedicated following of Newfoundland and art enthusiasts from all over the world. She became known as "The Social Artist" for her public painting events such as the 8-day creation of her 14 foot Cut-Out painting 'Shot From a Cannon' painted in the main lobby of the Delta St. John's.
After living away 'on the mainland' for 14 years, in 2009 Keli-Ann and her retired-military-turned-fellow-entrepreneur-and-art-muse husband, Brent "Besh" Beshara, moved back to her home province to be with their slightly large family: 1 mom, 2 sisters, 2 nephews, 2 nieces, 30 aunts and uncles, and 47 first cousins! She fell madly in love with the island she'd taken for granted back in the day and from the minute she set foot on 'The Rock' became an avid promoter of the history, culture, tourism and beauty of Newfoundland and Labrador through her art, but even more so through their lifestyle.
Keli-Ann is an active philanthropist supporting causes close to her heart like Big Brothers Big Sisters, Roots Country Farm and island sustainability. Since 2006, she has been featured in many publications such as Home & Cabin, Beyond the City, Downhome Magazine, Dining & The Arts, Escarpment Magazine, On the Bay, and Oil & Gas Magazine.
Keli-Ann shares her stories and Newfoundland adventures on her Piece of Pye lifestyle blog. Through her humour, cooking, hiking, photography and artistry, she relays a truly unique perspective sparked by her quirky personality. Keli-Ann, in a nutshell, loves life, sharing thoughts, having a good chat and drinking cold beer. Her motto is if it's not fun, I don't want to be at it!
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