From Light to Layers – Generational Creativity with Wendy Capp


From Light to Layers – Generational Creativity with Wendy Capp


Who are you and what do you do?

Wendy Capp, Colourscapes by Wendy, I am an Acrylic Painter from Port Hope, Ontario.

Why do you do what you do?  

I am obsessed with Canada and our vast Landscapes and Locales and their differences from one season to another. Canada has so many unusual Landscapes from one Province or Territory to another. 

Wendy Capp

Wendy Capp

Moody Saskatchewan Sunset by Wendy Capp

Moody Saskatchewan Sunset

How do you work?  

I work in Acrylic Paint, using a brush and palette knife. I create my works from one or more photos of a particular area or landscape. I am not looking for a photographic experience but rather a resemblance from my own eye, with my emotional attachment to the area or scene.

What’s your background?

I completed my Degree in Fine Arts from Georgian College in 2000, and a Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Studies at Trent University in 2003.

Winter at Hopewell Rocks by Wendy Capp

Winter at Hopewell Rocks

Through the Branches by Wendy Capp

Through the Branches

What role does the artist have in society?

The artist relays a personal experience of a time or place, in the colours and brushstrokes and handprints they leave on their work to tell a story or reflect an emotion to the viewer.

How has your practice change over time?

I have worked in various mediums since finishing Art School, but I find Acrylic Paint is the most versatile for me. I am able to layer and build on the colours and they dry fairly quickly without the strong smell.

Water Meets the Sky by Wendy Capp

Water Meets the Sky

Burleigh Falls Fall or Winter by Wendy Capp

Burleigh Falls Fall or Winter

What art do you most identify with?

The ability to paint is like the ability to take a picture, where you can see the landscape and feel the artist’s emotional reaction to it.

What’s your strongest memory of your childhood?

One of my strongest memories from Childhood is baking with my grandmother in her apartment kitchen, as well as watching my grandfather paint in their spare room. They were always creating, both of them in one way or another.

Port Hope Water and Sky by Wendy Capp.
Port Hope Water and Sky
Drifting on a Thought by Wendy Capp

Drifting on a Thought

What themes do you pursue?

I enjoy painting landscapes and especially Canadian Landscapes and locales. 

What’s your favourite art work?

My current favourite painting is Soaking Cedar (below), it is an intimate look at a water covered Cedar in the Winter. The snow is melting and you can feel the damp and cool weather.

Winter Wonderland on Sturgeon Lake by Wendy Capp

Winter Wonderland on Sturgeon Lake

Soaking Cedar by Wendy Capp

Soaking Cedar

Icebergs in Bay Roberts by Wendy Capp

Icebergs in Bay Roberts

Mazinaw Rock- Bon Echo by Wendy Capp

Mazinaw Rock – Bon Echo

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Call For Artists – What are You WAITING for?

The website is set up, now all we need is more artists to come and participate with us. 

See, this is the opposite of how I was planning on doing this. First, it was going to be the storefront, then the website to compliment the gallery. Well, obviously, things dramatically changed. Changed to a place where none of us have ever seen anything like this before. So instead of being bummed out and discouraged, I switched gears and reversed the plan and did the website first. 

Now, no one knows how long this will go on for. During this unprecedented time, there is still no reason not to look at unique art, beautiful jewellery, photographs that make you feel. There is still no reason not to have beautiful things and add to your environment to fill you with some joy. 

I have always wanted to open a gallery. A place where artists can join in to create something amazing. Have a place to go to meet with others the same. Being an artist is usually lonely so having a place where there are others who share your passion would be awesome. And a place full of local artists that maybe the majority of people don’t have the opportunity to see and love. 

What are you waiting for?

So to all you artists in the Fraser Valley, join me to create a place of beauty and art. I had an instructor once who told me he was so mad at me. I was taken aback. Why? I asked. Because you don’t share your talent with the world. You have a gift and you are not allowing people to see it. That completely switched how I thought of things. I thought I wasn’t good enough or I would be wasting my time. This set things on its head. And now, I ask you to do the same thing. I feel trying and things not working out, is not failure. Failure is not even trying. 

Come and try. Right now, with the COVID-19, I am not charging anything to put your work on the website. I am just a 25% of work you do sell. So really, no risk. This is my way of giving back and helping people. 

Please take that leap and email me. I am curating the work, as I do have certain criteria that must be met. We can discuss that further when you email me. I don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings and it’s not personal, I just have a professional image of what I want to do. Email me at kelly@thearthivecollection.com and take the leap. If you don’t do it, you will never know. 

Stay safe and keep healthy, body and mind. xoxo 

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