World traveler, silk artist Wendy Lee is now currently living in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Born and educated in Toronto, Wendy spent her early years working as a commercial artist and illustrator. Since her twenties, Wendy has traveled worldwide throughout Europe, South America, United States, and lived for a time in Taos, New Mexico before being drawn to Canada’s majestic north. She has lived in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories for more than a decades. During her travels she has studied and been influenced by the art of many different cultures. Although proficient in several mediums, Wendy chooses to primarily focus her attention on the ancient Chinese art of silk painting. She uses the traditional techniques but combines it with the images and colours from her own cultural experiences.
Under her company name of Silkwinds, Wendy produces a uniquely striking line of hand painted silk scarves in several different sizes and numerous designs. She stresses that this technique should not be confused with the more mechanical silkscreen process and that each of her scarves are hand drawn and hand painted originals. Although sold as wearable art, many customers have framed her works to be enjoyed every day on the walls of their homes and offices. When she manages to catch up with her wildly acclaimed orders, she creates one-of-a-kind originals, usually in much larger sizes. Wendy has created many commissioned paintings for a diverse clientele.