Jill Cameron Higgins

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See slideshow here: http://artbattle.ca/2015-art-battle-national-championship-recap/

On July 24th and 25th, Art Battle Canada hosted the first ever International Live Painting Championship at the Toronto2015 Pan Am Games. 20 Artists from across the Americas gathered to make history and represent their countries in a live painting tournament – with just 20 minutes to turn each canvas into masterpiece. Over the course of 2 days these artists stepped up to the easel in front of an audience of thousands who would vote the best painters forward.

*Scroll down to see PHOTO GALLERY slideshow*

In a stunning and unexpected finish, the Final Round on July 25th was cut short by lightning and the title of International Champion was awarded to all 6 of the Final Round Artists!
Congratulations to the Champions Diane Fontaine of Gatineau Quebec, Katrina Manigbasof Toronto Ontario, Amy de la Merced of Detroit Michigan, Allee Olmstead of Regina Saskatchewan, Ame Papatsie of Pangnirtung Nunavut and Leanna TenEycke of Oakville Ontario, who share the title of 2015 International Live Painting Champion!


2015 International Live Painting Championship Competitors

Jill Higgins – New Brunswick Champion
Amy de la Merced – Michigan Champion
Allee Olmstead – Saskatchewan Champion
Andre Castro – Mexico
Tracey Marshall – North Carolina Champion
Alex Flores – Mexico
Ame Papatsie – Nunavut
G. Harley Salamanca – Colombia
Mary-Louise Scappaticci – Eastern Ontario Champion
Francisco Castro Lostalo -Cost Rica Champion
Leanna TenEycke – Canadian National Champion
Rodrigo Castro – Mexico
Tito Ferrara – Brazil Champion
Teresa Haderer – Oklahoma Champion
Rafael Yaluff – Chile
Katrina Manigbas – Toronto
Katherine Brennan – Nevada Champion
Diane Fontaine – Ottawa Champion
Meranda Turbak – Minnesota Champion
John French – Illinois Champion