Goolita Wadia-Shave
impressionistic paintings, pen and ink, photography

Goolita Wadia-Shave

Originally from Mumbai India, Goolita has lived in Victoria, BC for over 40 years.  Influenced by her loving father, Fredoon Munchershaw Wadia (an architect), Goolita began painting in 1985.  While working full time for the BC government and raising her son Fredoon, Goolita pursued her passion for art by working on her BFA at the University of Victoria and attending many artistic workshops.  

As she approaches retirement from her “day job”, she looks forward to devoting more time to her art – a powerful link to her father.  Along with the loving support of her mother and her husband Barry.


BFA (with distinction) The University of Victoria, Victoria, BC  1995 Minor in Art History

Chinese Brush Painting, (Private Lessons), Victoria BC

Water Colour (Workshops), Herald Street Art World and Island Blue

Diploma, Perspective and Renderings, Camosun College, Victoria, BC  2004 Certificate, Commercial Illustration, Camosun College, Victoria, BC 1989  


Viewers of Goolita’s art appreciate how skillfully she integrates her detailed architectural interpretations with her love of nature and the environment.  Her realistic representations evoke feelings of “community”, “familiarity”, and “connection” while her attention to detail is masterful.  Viewers inevitably want to walk down Goolita’s streets, enter through her welcoming doorways, or strike up a conversation with one of her vibrant personalities.