iMAGEMAKEE presents “Flower Power”
“Flower Power” – opening reception, March 10, 7-9
PORT CREDIT, ON – Vivid colour will emblazon the walls of Imagemaker Gallery from March 7 – March 31. Florals will decorate the gallery, transforming it into a garden of delightful beauty. Nancy Phillips, Denise Morrison, Geraldine Gillingham, Anne Henvey and Meena Chopra have interpreted their vision of the beauty that lies in nature. From magnified single blooms to fields of blurred colour, nature’s hues are captured on canvas.
“I’m inspired by the wonder of nature….sometimes I paint in a realistic style, re-creating scenery, other times I’m caught in a wave of whimsy and let my mind and brush go wherever they wish”, explains Henvey.
Painting is an intuitive process for Gillingham, where she lays down marks with pastel, charcoal, and acrylics, dips and pours, then adds layers of luscious saturated oils to reveal joy, movement, and excitement in each completed work.
Phillips watercolours tend toward soft, more poetic interpretations, while Morrison often paints very large work, heavily textured.
Chopra says, “My art is my search for the moments beyond the ones of self knowledge. A stillness that moves within! An intense search for my origin and ultimate identity”.
Five artists with a wide range of visions and techniques brought together by a shared love of the beauty surrounding us in nature.