Artist: Vicki Brophey
Medium: Soft pastel
Dimensions: 20'' x 13''
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About This Work
“I was inspired by the wild beauty of this northern Ontario lake to try and capture the colourful autumn landscape using a vivid palette and impressionistic style that I felt best conveyed my emotional response. The distant hills surrounding the lake added to the perspective of this typical northern setting.”
Raised around the Great Lakes region of Ontario, I have always been interested in painting. Primarily self-taught with additional tutoring from top international instructors, I have developed a passion for the pastel medium. Workshops and local art group involvement make my education ongoing. More recently I have been developing my skills in acrylics and oils. I favour the rural settings of the Great Lakes and points further north often painting "en plein air" as well as from my studio in Puslinch. I am inspired by dramatic skies, shorelines, riverbanks, fields and old historic barns and try to push for vivid colour responses to subtle light fluctuations that slide across the landscape and try to create my personal impressionistic viewpoint. The pastel medium is perfect for outdoor use and the wide range of colours are irresistible for creating vivid light filled paintings.
Many years spent sailing the waters of Georgian Bay and camping the parks in Canada and the USA are reflected in a number of my paintings as I search for quiet and serene surroundings – I feel that is what most of us seek as we attempt to stay afloat in our busy lives.
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