Sally Vandrish is an architect living in Ottawa, Canada.  She created the Dear Ott City series to highlight local businesses that hold a special place in the heart of their communities.  Her inspiration came from travels abroad where seeking out authentic experiences and connecting with locals enabled her to have a more fulfilling and enriching experience.  Dear Ott City is about celebrating and documenting those cultural hubs back home in Ottawa.

'The most rewarding rewarding aspect of this process has been the countless anecdotes people share with me when they come across the paintings of their favourite institutions.  These personal stories led me to the name Dear Ott City, each painting like a journal entry, with a thousand stories behind it.'

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