Dundas Valley School of Art
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Live Auction [Preview-Only]

Fri, Apr 14, 2023 08:00PM EDT
Lot 255

UNPLUGGED by Eleanor Lowden

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Artist: Eleanor Lowden
Medium: Acrylic on board
Dimensions: 24'' x 24''
​​​​​​​Location: Loft


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About This Work
“I have to admit I am addicted to my iPhone. I spent lots of time on it, some of it more productive than others.  I love taking walks with my dog, and going places where I can be ‘unplugged’ from my phone. This painting is one of a series I paint that depicts these times away from computers and cell phones. I have run (and walked) this path many times. It's in the canyon behind my parents condo in San Diego, California and has a natural untouched landscape.  A true nature getaway within the city.” 


Eleanor has been painting professionally for almost 35 years. After studying fine arts at the University of Western Ontario, Eleanor worked in advertising and took evening classes at OCAD.  In 2000, she and her family moved to Calgary until 2014. She now lives back in her hometown of Toronto where she paints out of her home studio alongside her dog Rigby.



Eleanor has exhibited in group and solo shows in Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, Collingwood, London, and Miami. Her paintings have received numerous awards in many juried and non-juried shows. She is represented by several galleries across Canada and her work is found in collections around the world. 



Artist Statement
Eleanor’s acrylic paintings explore a variety of subject matter. Fascinated by people and inspired to paint them in daily settings, the pandemic has also made Eleanor focus inward and on the positive. 



“My work is an interpretation of life from a happy point of view. My style plays with patterns and repetition of forms, it is both illustrative and impressionistic too. I am inspired by many things. Country roads, umbrellas, trees, polka dots, mass cultural objects, people, dogs, and most recently, spring flowers. Through these differing subjects, I am continually exploring unique compositions while creating bright, luminous paintings with my own unique color palette and marks.”



She has released a new body of work she calls her ‘joyful garden’ series. Her daily walks in the ravine with her dog have also provided her with another source of inspiration. While she continues to return to familiar themes, like her popular umbrella series, she is always open to fresh ideas. 
“I want the viewer to spend time contemplating the painting process as well as the story I am telling.”



instagram: @eleanorlowden
facebook:  eleanorlowden


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