Meadows is a Landscape, acrylic on canvas, unframed, measuring 11×14.
The Meadows simply calls you. You can’t resist the pull of the horizon and the feeling that as beautiful as this is, there is more beauty beyond.
You pull open the gate and are careful to close it behind you in case there are sheep somewhere around. The uphill walk seems effortless because of the downward dips and the trees where you can stop for a moment and enjoy the shade. Not that it’s very hot, the breeze is stiff enough to keep you from getting too warm. The grass is quite short, so you know there must be sheep in the Meadows sometimes. You feel the anticipation as you slowly get closer to the top of the hill. The view is going to be great, you just know it. You crest the top of the knoll and find that you were right, the view is gorgeous, but the next meadow is so pretty, maybe you will just keep going.
I have been an artist since I was a child and can’t imagine my life without painting. I live in the country with my family and my dogs where I can paint my favourite subject, landscape. Sometimes, I also paint some florals. Primarily I create images from my travels around BC and from my childhood growing up in the north. I paint landscape with sensitivity and thoughtfulness and hope to bring a little of the country and the wilds into the homes of my collectors.
My style can vary, depending on what mood I want to depict in my painting. I’ve worked a lot in realism, but tend to prefer a more impressionistic approach. I work primarily with acrylics on canvas. I’ve been known to include oils, encaustic, modelling paste, and found objects. I’ve also worked in watercolour, pen and ink, installation and sculpture, and I love experimenting.
I hold a Diploma in Graphic Design and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Arts. Teaching high school art part-time in Langley, which is something that I never imagined I would do. I like to just work quietly in my studio. When I was asked to teach high school art in 2008, I initially refused. It was worrisome thinking about a room full of teenagers, but when I finally agreed I was hooked and haven’t looked back.
I am a member of the Langley Arts Council and an Active Member of the Federation of Canadian Artists. I have been a part of many exhibitions and have won a few awards along the way. I’ve also won Artist of the Year for Trout Unlimited Canada in 2004 for my painting Autumn Echo, which they used for their fundraising efforts for the year.
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