Amelia Kraemer combines her love of history and visual arts. She received a degree in Near Eastern Archaeology and Canadian History, as well as a post-graduate certificate in Museum Management. After life circumstances withdrew her from her full-time work as an archivist, she turned to the visual arts. Her paintings are a reaction to her mental health. Being bipolar sometimes her paintings are quite colourful and full of energy, other times they are a reminder that better days will come. She uses a variety of media, such as: collage, acrylic, encaustic, cold wax, and dry media drawings to execute her paintings. Amelia’s artwork consist of many layers and this history of the process is important. She is currently represented by the gallery at Southampton Arts. Her work can also be seen regionally at various group exhibits, seasonal festivals, and studio tours.