Artist and Gerontologist
“Who are we, if not measured by our impact on others? That’s who we are! We’re not who we say we are, we’re not who we want to be – we are the sum of the influence and impact that we have, in our lives, on others.”
Hamid Karimi is a classically trained and multi-skilled artist specialising in portraiture and landscapes. He has established himself as a truly world-class artist with an international clientele spanning Canada, the US and Europe with sitters from the worlds of business and Arts.
For over 30 years of combined photography and painting, Hamid has worked extensively with a variety of artists- fellow painters, dancers and filmmakers. As an instructor, he enjoys sharing his passion and experiences with others. Hamid has had numerous exhibits and continues….
Hamid’s ability to transfer his joy of life and his personality as an art form onto paper is truly remarkable. His greeting cards are highly sought after as these cards can be personalized. Therefore, clients can enjoy having a unique work of art made just for them.
Murals for dementia and Alzheimer unit
With a background in Arts, specializing in Dementia and Alzheimers also painting murals for daycares, Hamid began to create murals for the dementia units in a nursing home, these murals were specifically made with bright colours and contrast so can feel realistic.
Therapeutic Art programs
Art making is fun for people of all ages to express their creativity, particularly valuable for seniors with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Art therapy stimulates the brain in a host of ways. It can stir inactive memories and may even encourage speech. Art therapy activities even help boost cognitive function in various areas of the brain and enhance communication, brain function and social interaction in people with dementia.