About Keli-Ann

Newfoundland Artist Keli-Ann Pye-Beshara - colour whimsical artI am a blogger and professional visual artist in Holyrood, Newfoundland, known for my colourful stories and vibrant whimsical visions of architecture and landscapes. My hunt for fun and a unique outlook on life shines on social media where I have a dedicated following of over 20,000 Newfoundland and art enthusiasts from all over the world. I became known as "The Social Artist" for my public art studio debut in 2006 and painting live at events.

After living away 'on the mainland' for 14 years, in 2009 me and my retired-military-turned-fellow-entrepreneur-and-art-muse hubby, Brent "Besh" Beshara, moved back to my home province to be with our slightly large family (30 aunts and uncles and 47 first cousins)! I fell madly in love with the island I'd taken for granted back in the day. Since then I have become an avid promoter of the history, culture, tourism and beauty of Newfoundland and Labrador through my art, and even more so through our lifestyle.

I am an active philanthropist supporting causes close to my heart like mentoring budding artists, partnering with Big Brothers Big Sisters, and promoting Newfoundland farmers and island sustainability. Since 2006, I have been featured in publications such as Home & Cabin, The Telegram, Beyond the City, Downhome Magazine, Dining & The Arts, Escarpment Magazine, On the Bay, and Oil & Gas Magazine.

I share my stories and Newfoundland adventures on my Piece of Pye blog. Through my humour, cooking, hiking, photography and artistry, I relay a unique perspective sparked by my quirky personality. In a nutshell, I love life, sharing thoughts, having a good chat and drinking cold beer!

 

Check out my first live painting event in Newfoundland
(and my largest painting yet): The 8-day creation of my 14 foot Cut-Out painting 'Shot From a Cannon' painted in the main lobby of the St. John's Delta Hotel!