This August 16th Trinity galleries will be featuring five female artists from across Atlantic Canada. With a wide range of painting techniques and use of colour you are in for a real treat.
Krista HassonPredominately self-taught, Krista believes you never stop learning thus she absorbs anything and everything she can to help her evolve as an artist.
As a child, she spent many memorable weekends in the country with her grandparents. There she developed a strong connection and appreciation for nature. It is that connection with the natural world and memories from a simpler time that fuels her insatiable creativity.
Her paintings have bold, vibrant colour and along with their unique texture they can't help but grab your attention. Her work stands out as creatively different. Her paintings evoke a sense of visual energy with a wonderful balance between realism and abstraction.
Shelley Mitchell worked as an architectural draftsperson for many years before returning to the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, where she earned her bachelors degree in painting and art history. Since then she has shown professionally in both group and solo exhibitions in Nova Scotia, Ontario, and Maine.
"The physical presence of Atlantic Canada, with its ever-changing atmosphere and diversity of land and sea and shore, moves me to paint continuously. Each part of the day and every change in the weather give me inspiration. I have painted all my life and will continue because I want to chare the serenity and peace that I find in these places."
What distinguishes Amber Lounder's art are the tools that she uses and the formats of her paintings. She uses the brush as a last resort. After seeing Borduas' "The Seagull" in 2005, she was inspired to start using the pallette knife.Amber prefers to express herself on large formats on a background of acrylic, sometimes of metal and often covered with oil.
Born and raised in Quebec, Andrea also lived in Yukon Territory from 1984-88 and presently resides with her family in beautiful Nova Scotia, Canada. Mostly self-taught, she studied art with the University of Southern California, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, and with professional artists in Canada and abroad.
Her love of the environment, history and travel are exhibited in the abstract layered landscapes and colourful, textured florals and narratives that she creates. She uses water based mediums, acrylics, oils, crayons, ink, handmade papers, printmaking, found objects and incorporate them in my art pieces or use them in application techniques.
Heather Sayeau, Bachelor of Fine Arts graduate from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, teaches two painting classes at the college. Heather finds the students a great source of inspiration for her own work as the rest of her time is spent painting and developing her craft.