Artist: Marten Visser
Medium: Acrylic on board
Dimensions: 36'' x 36''
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About This Work
“This particular painting was inspired by a spring walk at Coote’s Paradise. The pandemic had sent us to our corners, and Coote’s is definitely one of mine. The death of winter and birth of Spring is a hybrid that never seems to disappoint.
This was the second spring of the pandemic. Given the immense beauty of the area, I found it odd how drawn I was to some golden shards popping out of the snow. But they were being released. The thick, long and lonely coating of winter was finally breaking. They weren’t alone.”
Marten Visser is a landscape painter who lives and works in Hamilton, Ontario. He works mostly in oil and acrylic, recreating and interpreting the scenes he was surrounded by growing up on Georgian Bay and during the more than 12 years he spent working in the Canadian wilderness. He has criss-crossed large swaths of Ontario and Western Canada, and much of his work draws on images and experiences gathered during his travels.
Today, Marten works from a studio in his home near Locke Street, where he lives with his partner Jennifer and their daughter.
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