Sylvia Chan is an
award-winning artist,
accredited teacher,
and founder of the
Paint a Smile Foundation

Sylvia Chan is an
internationally recognized, award-winning artist,
accredited teacher, entrepreneur,
and founder of the Paint a Smile Foundation

Sylvia Chan Creates Artwork To Bring More Beauty & Positivity Into The World. Through her Workshops & Art Classes, She Inspires & Teaches Young Artists To Unleash Their Creative Genius.

About Sylvia Chan

Sylvia is an Ontario Certified Teacher and an award-winning artist who has created over 300 pieces of artwork. She creates art pieces that bring beauty and positivity into homes and business spaces. She has received several awards during her career, including the Jason Sincarsin Memorial Scholarship Art Award for artistic excellence in 2008 and the Top Emerging Toronto Artist Recipient of the ETA awards in 2015 among many others.

She is motivated to create art that inspires others and aims to nurture the creative genius inside all of her students.

Besides running art works for the York Region District School Board in various elementary and high schools in the board, she also runs an art school in Downtown Markham called Creative Genius Art Academy. She currently works along with York Region District School board helping to bring more arts focused workshops into schools, as well as educating teachers on the benefits of art for students overall well-being and health.

Original Works

Bring Joy Home with You

Sylvia has created over 300 original works. Take her bright, bold style home with you, and bring some positivity and joy into your space. Her works are a variety of styles, colours, sizes and mediums. Find the perfect piece to take home – or commission a piece just for you!


Tell Your Story & Let Your Personality Shine

Commission Sylvia to create the perfect personalized piece of art for you or a loved one. Commissioned artwork is the perfect gift or addition to your home, as it captures your special spark. Choose the subject matter, background, colour scheme, media, and any other details to create your perfect piece of art.


Unlock the Creative Potential of Your Team

Art workshops are perfect for corporate team building, personal growth, and unlocking your creativity. Sylvia offers workshops to schools and corporate environments to inspire productivity, communication, and collaboration. Art workshops are a fun alternative to traditional employee training, or addition to school art programs. Incorporating art into your workplace or classroom is proven to improve essential critical thinking and problem-solving skills.