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Painting​,​ Mindfulness​,​ and Meditation

My name is Assel, a Canadian artist who lives in Ottawa. I discovered my passion for art and literature in my early childhood. I am passionate about creating abstract and surrealist paintings in acrylic and oil paints. I use painting as a form of journaling, and my paintings are reflections of raw emotions. Inspired by all that surrounds us and believing that making art teases the mind, widens the imagination, and reveals mysteries of our souls. I believe a deep connection exists between painting, colors, mindfulness, meditation, and well-being. During the pandemic I started exploring; mixed media, photography, wood carving, burning, and painting, recently I have started experimenting with watercolors, to create my artwork. I started teaching at the Ottawa School of Art children's summer camp in 2021 and joined the artist instructors' online team in the winter of 2022 and on campus. I volunteer with Elgin Market teaching people how to paint for delight. In 2024, I was nominated for Ottawa's Visual Arts Artist of the Year.​/​awards To get to know me better visit my website and Instagram: Website: Instagram: asselartist


  • Are You Comfortable With PetsDepends
  • Smoking?Prefer To Not Be Around Smoking
  • How Would You Rate Your Physical Endurance?Enjoy Long Walks
  • Vulnerable Sector Police CheckNot Yet

Type of Companionship

  • Teaching New Skills
  • Enriching Activities
  • Helpful Tasks
  • Home Visits
  • Virtual Companion
  • Phone Check-Ins
  • Physical Activities

Language Preference

English and Arabic

What Kind Of Activities, Hobbies Or Interests Do You Enjoy


Are There Specific Skills Or Knowledge You'd Like To Share?

Mindfulness, therapeutic art, and color therapy.

What Is Your Preferred Time For Visit?

  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening

What Light Tasks Are You Available To Help With? (dog walking, shopping etc)

  • Meal Preparation / Cooking
  • Shopping
  • Running Errands
  • Walks / Light Exercise
  • Pet Care / Walking
  • Technology Assistance
  • House Cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Bed Care
  • Hair Care
  • Foot Care
  • Nail Care
  • Yard Work
  • Home Repairs
  • Crafting / Art
  • Short Trips
  • Cognitive Exercises
  • Additional Tasks (noted below)

Task Offering Description (if required)

Meditation and mindfulness exercises


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