Gareth Vieira is a multi-talented man with a variety of creative projects on the go. When I told him how impressed I was with his floodgate of creativity he’s been expressing over the last year he said “I think it was just waiting to come out, so I’m releasing years of ideas and images that were aching to be given life. It’s really neat this new direction in life, never saw it coming!” He says “Two things precipitated where I am today: one was the pandemic and the other was writing. The pandemic brought out a lot of things within me (at all levels) and making art was one of them.”
I know Gareth as a writer. As a reader, and someone who is passionate about books, words, libraries, and his community. He published a small series of articles “Dispatches from a Small Town” highlighting local Port Hope folks. He admits that art in the past, was mostly just for doodling while he was writing, but now it has moved from the edges of the page into centre stage.
He worked for over a year ghostwriting a biography, and when it was over he needed a new artistic outlet, hence the direction of his visual arts. He mostly does digital art but also enjoy photography and collage.
You can find Gareth on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Etsy, and of course you need to check out his website “Gareth Vieira, Illuminations808.”