Landscapes; Acrylic paintings; Bears
Evelyn has an extensive background in design and visual expression. She studied art at three schools of art in Toronto, the Banff School of Fine Arts and graduated with honours from the Ontario College of Art. She spent several years in Calgary and 20 years in Vancouver working as a graphic designer, illustrator and art director and has won several awards for her work. Finally, Evelyn's passion for the outdoors led to the creation of a large body of fine art in a diverse array of media.
Evelyn Kirkaldy's latest acrylic creations are layered in sensuous, intricate texture. "I try to express light, colour and movement all at the same time." Drips, dots and spatters merge and mingle to create striking contemporary landscapes. Working quickly and primarily without the limitations of a brush, Evelyn is able to harness the sense of spontaneity that is key to creativity. A deep sense of the natural world and energetic colour play are fundamental to her portrayals of vibrant mountain meadows, lively flower gardens and lush rainforests. She enjoys surprising her audience by developing various dimensions in her work. From a distance many of her canvases appear representational, but upon closer inspection, they become replete with sensuous abstract shapes. "I have a lot of fun with these paintings. I feel free to be expressive in my work." Her influences include Jackson Pollack and several Impressionist and Expressionist painters; her favourites are Vincent Van Gogh and Gustav Klimt.
Venue type: B (I am an artist participating at someone else's venue.)
Wheelchair accessible? Yes (Accessible meaning doors at least 32" wide, no threshold more than 1" high and no stairs or an elevator/lift available.)
Business hours outside of the Culture Tour are: By appointment only
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