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Up Close from a Distance
UBC Okanagan Visual Arts Exhibition
Hosted by the UBCO Visual Arts Course Union (UBCOVACU))
I find painting remarkable. Colour, line, form, shape, brushwork and liquidity are the painter’s tools, and they are both certain and unpredictable. With these tools I strive to express how I experience the world around me. For there are many interesting materials presented around us. While I often begin a painting by studying a particular object or constructing a model, feelings and emotions are also starting places. Abstraction has the capacity to represent the unique characteristics of an object. Such as the shapes found in the reflection of a glass vase reveals the finer details of its structure. The ability to build up paint makes it possible to convey emotions for they are not something that has just one layer. For instance, representing the calmness I feel sitting outside on a sunny morning. The passion in the process of creating makes for a memorable experience.
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