For the past 15 years, Toronto artist Zirka Hayes has been known for her watercolours. She has recently been working in acrylic. A graduate of Ontario College of Art and Design and Ryerson University, she gathers inspiration for her art from nature and travel. Her favourite painting subjects are botanicals, architecture and landscapes. Zirka is the recipient of the Peoples’ Choice Award presented by the Lakeshore Arts Committee and is in demand for commissioned artwork throughout Toronto and Ontario.