First impressions are truly important. With so many incredible artists from across Canada, working in various media, it’s hard to shortlist any one of them deserving of a profile in Spencer Magazine.

However, when I was introduced to Filomena at a charity event organized by a colleague of mine, Mark Sarson, I was immediately impressed with her artistic passion. She had generously donated one of her spectacular paintings to raise money for Operation Prefrontal Cortex, an iniative founded by Julien Christian Lutz (better known as Director X).

Joseph Edward Schur: Thank you Filomena for agreeing to this interview. I’m sure that our Spencer readers will enjoy your story! Please, tell us something about your background.

Filomena Pisano: Thank you, Joseph! I immigrated to Canada from Italy with my parents when I was three years old. It was not easy to come to a new country, but we settled in Alberta’s Crows Nest Pass. We had other family there so it made it somewhat easier. We lived there for several years before moving to Toronto.

What’s the most interesting thing about you that we can share with our readers?

I think the most interesting thing about me might be that although I am approaching 60, I live my life through a child’s filter. I still look at life with childlike wonder. I love to be silly and I laugh at myself a lot.



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