About the Artist

Silvija is a visual artist creating works of contemporary landscapes and still life on canvas and in colourful resins. Her mixed media paintings are loose and intuitive, combining a distinct drawing element with imagined colour.

She received ‘Best in Show’ for her painting Spirited. Juror Brian Smith described the work as “…exuberant and fresh… a stunningly rich and emotional work.” Co-juror Kal Honey wrote, “Fresh, loose and assured… an accomplished blend of observational skills and expressive chops.”

Silvija initially studied Visual Arts at York University, switching to later earn a degree in Graphic Arts at the now renamed Toronto Metropolitan University. After a career in graphic arts, she returned to practice fine art full-time. Silvija has exhibited in juried, solo, and group shows. Her work is held in private collections both in North and South America.

Inspiration for Silvija’s work comes from her love of driving adventures around North America. Preferring to travel in a classic car, she finds driving events the perfect way to explore landscapes east and west for inspiration.


Silvija is a member of Muskoka Arts & Crafts. The MAC Maker Mark is a designation given to artists and craftspeople producing work in Muskoka.

Believing in the importance of giving back to the arts community, Silvija served on the Executive Board of the Richmond Hill Group of Artists and has volunteered on several art related committees. She is honoured to have been invited as guest instructor for art workshops at St. Clement’s School in Toronto.


Instagram  @silvijahord
Website  silvijahord.com
E-Mail  silvija@silvijahord.com


Selected Exhibitions

Juried Shows

  • RHGA Juried Show, Mill Pond Gallery, Richmond Hill, ON  2023, 2022, 2019-2015
    Best in Show, “Spirited”, Jurors Brian Smith and Kal Honey, 2022
  • BMFA Juried Show, Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts, Collingwood, ON  2022
  • Muskoka Arts & Crafts, Annual Summer Show, Bracebridge, ON  2021, 2019, 2018
  • MacLaren Art Centre, Vibrant Vistas, Barrie, ON  2017
  • York Region Open Juried Show, Richmond Hill, ON  2017-2016
  • Artrepeneur Expo, Barrie, ON  2017


  • Markings of the Land, Barrie Art Club, Feature Artist, Barrie, ON  2022
  • On a Road TripMuskoka Tourism, Artist of the MonthKilworthy, ON  2020
  • Summer a la Mode, Barrie Art Club, Guest Artist Solo Exhibition, Barrie, ON  2019-2020
  • Catching the Light, BaySide Artists’ Show, Barrie, ON 2019
  • Solo Exhibition, Burr House Gallery, Richmond Hill, ON  2018
  • Landscape – 3 Perspectives, Trio Exhibition, Mill Pond Gallery, Richmond Hill, ON  2018
  • Artist in Residence, Mill Pond Gallery, Richmond Hill, ON  2019, 2017, 2016
  • Expressions – Duo Exhibition, Richmond Hill, ON  2015
  • Barrie Spring Art Tour, Barrie, ON  2018, 2017

Group Shows

  • Orillia Museum of Art & History, 2023 International Women’s Day Art Show, Orillia, ON  2023
  • Midland Rotary Auction, Midland, ON  2023
  • Quest Gallery, Midland, ON  2023, 2022, 2019-2017
  • Muskoka Arts & Crafts, Spring Members’ Show, Bracebridge, ON  2022, 2021, 2019
    Award of Excellence for Mixed Media, “Coast High”, Jurors Lezlie Winemaker & Ian Bodnaryk, 2019
  • Sherwood Inn ClubLink, Port Carling, ON  2022
  • Blue Mountain Foundation for the ArtsCollingwood, ON  2022
  • Barrie Chamber of Commerce, BaySide Artists, Barrie ON  ongoing since 2019
  • Barrie Country Club, BaySide Artists, Barrie, ON  ongoing since 2017
  • Mill Pond Gallery, Various Richmond Hill Group of Artists’ Shows, Richmond Hill, ON  2022, 2014-2018
  • Bracebridge Town Hall, Muskoka Arts & Crafts, Bracebridge, ON  2022, 2019
  • Canada Summit Centre, Muskoka Arts & Crafts, Huntsville, ON  2019
  • Devil’s Glen Country Club, Glen Huron, ON  2017-2018
  • Peter Street Gallery, BaySide Artists, Orillia, ON  2022
  • The Edge Gallery, BaySide Artists, Barrie, ON  2017-2018
  • Flato Markham Theatre, Markham Theatre Show, Markham, ON  2015-2016


  • Benefactor Art Exchange – MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie, ON  2023, 2020/21, 2019, 2018
  • Quest Art at Home – Quest Art School & Gallery, Midland, ON  2022
  • Off the Hook – MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie, ON  2019, 2018


Selected Memberships

Muskoka Arts & Crafts

Quest Art School + Gallery 

Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts

Orillia Museum of Art & History

BaySide Artists

Barrie Art Club

Richmond Hill Group of Artists

Richmond Hill Group of Artists, Executive Board, 2015-2019

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