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Artist Statement



ARTIST’S STATEMENT

After attending Vancouver’s Emily Carr College of Art and Design, and UBC, I decided to make a significant change from my previous figurative work to a more personal, intuitive and almost exclusively abstract art.
Abstract art gives me more freedom to express and the option to remain exploratory and energetic at all times. I am a hard worker, with an unfailing sense for color and design, consistently experimenting with new techniques. Producing the art starts with searching for a seemingly limitless range of supplies, from pastels, oil and acrylics to a large variety of paper types and dimensions. The medium is an important source of inspiration. Finding art material is carried out with anticipation and excitement and carries over into the initial stage of painting. There is no premeditated subject.
I need to fully concentrate and focus without any form of distraction. The option to return does not exist. What is done is irreversible. This method of working requires courage; there is nowhere to hide. Everything is instant and final. A line, color, composition and intuition at that particular time will influence the next move until the complete artwork emerges. The speed forces me to remain honest. There is no time for contemplation. As a result, the work captures a true “instant”, an almost imperceptible space of time.
Technique is secondary to my art. It is however my most powerful tool. My studio looks more like a laboratory or research facility. The paintbrush is my most important tool, yet in some of my work one has difficulty finding a single brush stroke. One method consists of forcing adjacent paints to flow into each other with stunning results, reminding of geological formations.
The research for new techniques, the curiosity to discover and to evoke new sensations is fundamental in my art. A lot of attention is given to the applying, moving and mixing of paints. If a new method is of particular interest, then it will be followed up and further explored. The search extends far beyond the usual oil paints, acrylics or water-based paints.
At times, I will use such materials as modeling compound or polymers and a variety of tools, as scrapers, wooden boards and sloped surfaces. The quantity of paint may be generous and the process is always fast and energetic. Viscosity and chemical compatibility, or the lack of it and the methods to move the paint may appear within the same artwork. The only constant appears to be change.




Artist Exhibitions



EDUCATION

University of British Columbia
Vancouver, B.C.
Studied Philosophy 1992-1993

Emily Carr College of Art and Design
Vancouver, British Columbia
BFA 1988-1992

Book Binding Course
Vancouver, B.C. 1989

Marbling Paper Course
Vancouver, B.C 1989

Basic Inquiry Studio
Vancouver, B.C.
Studied Figurative Drawing 1987-1988


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Domus Art Gallery
Vancouver, B.C. 2003

Domus Art Gallery
Vancouver, B.C. 2002

Domus Art Gallery
Vancouver, B.C. 2000

Domus Art Gallery
Vancouver, B.C. 1999

Smithers Art Gallery
Smithers, B.C. 1996

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

"Cityscapes"

Still Point Gallery

Sept 29th- Dec 7th

www.stillpointartgallery.com 2010


Art Scene Today

Cityscapes

September 2010

www.artscenetoday.com 2010

“He is the True Artist Whose Life is His Material”

Still Point Art Gallery

Aug 11- Oct 12 2010

www.stillpointartgallery.com


9th Female Artist’s Art Annual

Honorable Award
Diploma of Excellence
www.artaddiction.net 2010

Kitsilano Community Centre
Vancouver, BC
June 15th-July 30th 2010

"Artists in Our Midst"
May 1-2 Open Studio
Please stop by if you are in Vancouver 2010

"Roundhouse"
April 29th 2010
Yaletown, Vancouver BC 2010


“Snap to Grid”
Digital Art Show
Los Angeles Center for Digital Art
Nov 12-Dec 6 2009

"Painting On The Edge"
Federation Gallery of Canadian Artists
Vancouver BC, Canada Aug20-Sept 5 2009

"Abstract Show"
Federation Gallery of Canadian Artists
Vancouver BC, Canada
May 5- May 20 2009
"Transformation"
Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
Pittsburgh, PA
February7-April 19 2009

Art Raw Gallery
210 Eleventh Ave, 905
New York, NY
February 19- March 31 2009
www.artrawgallery.com


Blackberry Gallery
Port Moody, B.C. Canada
"Footsteps"
Oct 30-Nov 23 2008
www.globalshoeproject.page.tl




Summer Group Show

Art Jaz Gallery

Philadelphia, PA

July 23 –Sept 13 2008



Juried online show at

www.abstractexposure.com

July1-Sept 30 2008



Anti Dull Art Magazine

Fine Art Issue <1 page 14

New York, N.Y. 2008



Gallery Oseredek

Ukrainian Cultural and Educational Centre

Winnipeg, Manitoba 2006



University of Oregon

Oregon, U.S.A

First Prize Winner of the

Pacific Northwest Annual Show 2006



LaRoche Gallery

Sydney, B.C. 2005



Harrington Art Gallery

Vancouver, B.C. 1998



Stephen Gang Gallery

New York, N.Y. 1996

AWARDS

9th Female Artist’s Art Annual

Honorable Award
Diploma of Excellence
www.artaddiction.net 2010

First Prize
Pacific Annual Show
University of Oregon 2006

Classic Gallery Framing Award
$500.00
"Painting On the Edge"
Federation of Canadian Artists 2008





COLLECTIONS

University of Oregon, U.S.A
Mr. Steve and Gail Walker, Vancouver, B.C.
Mrs. Christina Nagraba, Wiesbaden, Germany
Louise Osborn, Vancouver, B.C.
Mrs. Christa Toepffer, Montreal, Quebec
Mr. Klaus Bartholl, Vancouver, B.C.
Laser Dental Clinic, Vancouver, B.C.
Ingrid and Mark McMillan, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Eric and Paula Roeder, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Janice and Henry Sporn, Vancouver, B.C.
Dr. Rudolfo and Marianne Bianco, B.C.
Caroline and Joe Pandolfi, Connecticut, U.S.A
Dr. Jarmoc, Holland



PUBLICATIONS

Artists In Our Midst 2010
Art Avenue Publication Vol 9 Nov/Dec 2009
Painting On The Edge Aug/Sept 2009
Transformation Feb/Apr 2009





COMMISSIONS

Mosaic Mural, 8x9 feet
Laser Dental Clinic
Burnaby, B.C. 2002

Mural Painting, 8x50 feet
Coquitlam Mall
Coquitlam, B.C. 1989



MEMBERSHIPS

Board Member
Website Chair
Artists In Our Midst

Federation of Canadian Artists
Vancouver, B.C.

B.C. Crafts Association
Vancouver, B.C.



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COLLECTIONS

University of Oregon, U.S.A
Mr. Steve and Gail Walker, Vancouver, B.C.
Mrs. Christina Nagraba, Wiesbaden, Germany
Louise Osborn, Vancouver, B.C.
Mrs. Christa Toepffer, Montreal, Quebec
Mr. Klaus Bartholl, Vancouver, B.C.
Laser Dental Clinic, Vancouver, B.C. Canada
Ingrid and Mark McMillan, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Eric and Paula Roeder, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Janice and Henry Sporn, Vancouver, B.C.
Dr. Rudolfo and Marianne Bianco, B.C. Canada
Caroline and Joe Pandolfi, Connecticut, U.S.A
Dr. Jarmoc, Holland
Nicholas Chan, Singapore
David Williams, England
Mark Peterson, California
Panagiotis Tsilikis, Greece
Franck Gillis, France
Theresa Zomrick, New Jersey, USA
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