Ramune Luminaire

I live and work as an artist and teacher in my studio-home in the woods north of Peterborough, Ontario.  I was born in Montreal and moved to England at the age of 10, where I lived and trained as an artist before returning to Canada 13 years ago.   


I went to art school in London, England where I specialised in sculpture and ceramics.  Now my chosen media are writing and drawing and my current fascinations are finding a place for female sexuality and creative dialogue with other artists. I have shown my art in galleries and museums in Southern Ontario, Toronto, Montreal, various parts of England and Norway.


I recently completed Humber College’s Post Graduate Creative Writing programme and am writing my first novel.


I love to teach and I run courses and workshops in creative process, drawing, sculptural drawing, life drawing, developing ideas and sketchbook journaling. I understand that art is always a metaphor and believe in the power of expression to transform and heal. Whatever the subject, my goal is always to help participants to find their personal response and their own unique means of expression.  


I have taught at Haliburton School of the Arts, Harbourfront Toronto, McClaughlin, McMichael, Varley, Whitby, Lindsay and Peterborough Art Galleries, Society of Artists in Markham, Willowdale Group of Artists and Artworks, Peterborough. 


I also organise and facilitate Abundance Circles – groups dedicated to living life fully, making the most of every moment and making the changes necessary to be happier.


In my past I worked as a magazine editor, specializing in creating new titles and relaunching those that needed rescuing.  I also worked as a TV scriptwriter and researcher, focusing documentary programmes.