Meet the Owner!
My name is Vandy, a Calgary, Alberta based interior designer for over 20 years and an artist for as long as I can remember. As an artist I am passionate about discovering and connecting with other artists, and as a designer I understand the power art can have to transform a space. Given these two passions, I embraced my inner Cupid and created Artmatch:
A matchmaking service between talented, local artists and art-lovers of any age, budget, and style, seeking affordable & original art for their homes & businesses.
Artmatch achieves this through professional, on-site or virtual art consultations, a diverse online catalogue of beautiful original art, and the option to test paintings virtually and in your space with no obligation to buy.
Rozsa Arts Management Certificate – Haskayne School of Business
Bachelor Fine Arts, Visual Studies – University of Calgary
Bachelor Applied Arts, Interior Design – Ryerson University, Toronto
Urban Design Diploma – Mount Royal University, Calgary
Architectural Designer – City of Toronto
Interior Designer – Straticom Planning Associates, Shaw Communications, C. L. Harradence
Facilities Management Consultant – Brookfield & Associates, Stantec
Art Teacher – Young Rembrandts
Independent Artist – Studio 4 Inglewood
Solo and Group Shows – Toronto & Calgary
Artpoint Gallery – Board Member
Federation of Canadian Artists – Active Member
ArtMatch has successfully curated a web-based gallery with a rotating spectrum of over 50 local, independent artists in the past 6 years. The concierge service has installed beautiful, original art for over 200 happy residential and commercial clients in the Calgary area.
Giving back to the local economy and providing easy access to affordable, original art is the cause that Vandy continues to support today not only through her business, but also by supporting several local businesses and charities every year:
“Vandy was lovely to deal with. I received her card at the Home Show, then reviewed and reserved a couple of pieces off her website. In just a few days she came by with the art and provided a consult for my space. With just a few great pieces from her site, and by rearranging the prints I already had, my space feels like my own little art gallery for a very reasonable price.” – Kim Ronan