Exhibition runs May 12 - 27, 2017
Three separate but connected groups of paintings in this exhibition pay homage to the power of colour.
In seven watercolours, I return to the traditional still-life genre, where each painting focuses on a spectrum colour.
The rich colour of ripe fruit is enlivened by decorative motifs of dishes, glassware and tablecloths.
Revisiting the captured light and colour of Impressionism, and reassessing the formal qualities of abstraction, I have integrated sculptural elements in large acrylic paintings to create shadows and tension on the painting’s surface.
Bridging representation in the watercolour paintings and the complexity of the abstract painting, are seven small relief structures, each one charged with a spectrum colour, varying in tone, intensity and hue. Playing with the energy of individual colour, light and shadow are introduced, highlighting the symbolic and emotional qualities of the spectrum.
The experiences of a life lived are the source of my art while light and colour have been my inspiration. Events and emotions are recalled, ideas are revisited, reassessed, and transfigured into paint and the magic of spectra.
Nancy is an established painter in the prime of her career, with a wide range of significant exhibitions in both institutional and commercial galleries.
She was born in Vancouver and received a well-rounded art education at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts under Arthur Lismer, at Mount Allison University under Alex Colville and at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome.
Nancy works in variety of media, including acrylic, watercolour and collage. All these are represented in the current exhibition.