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Osi Cruz-Lahtinen

Artist’s Biography:

Born in Mexico City and an Architect and Youth Minister by profession, Osi initiated her love for Art at an early age.

She started to develop her painting skills during her Junior High years when her Art teacher recommended her to choose another option and told her she would not be an artist. This made her study and practice under the mentorship of other young artists in Puebla, Mexico.

As she learned different media and technics, once in University, she started to develop her bold style. During those years she did favors to her sister, doing her painting projects for the same Art teacher that once had dismissed Osi’s Art. Her sister got “A+’s” and the recommendation to continue as she had future in Art. Encouraged by this success, Osi continued painting, experimenting with different Art media; learning about Art and being exposed to the masterpieces of Mexican Artists & other geniuses. She sold all but 3 pieces of the Art work she first painted in Mexico before moving to Canada.

Her Art work is a combination of her experiences, spirituality, love for life and values expressed in the bold use of different media. The vibrant colours and texture in her paintings connect her to her roots in Mexico. While expanding and expressing her craving creativity she aims to capture meaningful experiences of “LIFE” and the way the human soul absorbs them in the search for purpose.

She lives now in Innisfail, Alberta, with her husband and her new Art Inspirations: her children.

Her Art

Different Strokes Art Gallery is privileged to feature Osi’s work. Interested buyers may obtain further information at the Gallery, by phone at 403.556.2233 or email

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