Active Member of the Federation of Canadian Artist httpswww.://artists.ca
This allows me to submit work to juried group exhibitions held at the FCA Gallery on Granville Island in Vancouver, BC Canada.
SHOWS AND EXHIBITS:
October 2018 Sunshine Coast Art Crawl, Gibsons, BC
February 2020 Solo Show "What Lies Beneath" Gibsons Public Art Gallery,
Gibsons BC https://gpag.ca
April 2018 Life Drawing Group Exhibit "Slice of Life" Sechelt Art Centre, Sechelt
January 2019 Friends of the Gallery, Sechelt Art Centre
December 2019, 2020 GPAG, members show, Gibsons, BC
May 2020 FCA Gallery Granville Island, Vancouver BC "Landscapes" exhibit,
August 2020 FCA Gallery Granville Island, Vancouver BC
"Small Works" exhibit, juried
August 2020 FCA Online exhibit "Limitless", Vancouver BC, juried
Nov-Dec 2020 FCA Online exhibit "Curated Collection", juried
Jan 25-Feb 7, 2021 FCA Gallery Granville Island, Vancouver BC
"Works on Paper" exhibit, juried
VISUAL ARTS EDUCATION:
*Visual Arts Program, Université du Québec en Beauce, QC
*Design and Composition, CEGEP Limoilou, Québec City, QC
*Painting in watercolour, UBC, adult education
*Workshops and seminars include: painting, pastel painting, live model drawing,
silk screen printing, and other surface design techniques.
Colour is my inspiration and my obsession
While criss-crossing the country to attend art festivals where we show and sell our fibre art, I am transfixed by the passing scenery. Observing the layers of colour juxtaposed in the landscape has awoken in me a need to describe and interpret what I am seeing: earth under grasses; shadows under trees, hills and clouds; colours swimming beneath surface reflections; skies illuminated under clouds and sunsets; layers of particles reaching into the distance; the light and air between the viewer and the event. These “hidden” hues, juxtaposed, create a visual vibration.
The texture of pastel primer on paper, and the intense quality of pure pigment in a stick of soft pastel, allows for the interplay of colour to create an illusion. This is my challenge.
My background and professional artistic experience is in fibre arts. In 1986 I started a surface design business creating hand dyed silks: scarves, shawls, garments and wall hangings. I was later joined by my husband, Brian, and it has been our living since 1989.
In 2009 I discovered a passion for painting landscapes in pastel.
My love of drawing, colour, and travel, have informed my work.
I now feel ready and excited to share my pastel work with the public.