- Tell us about the works you are exhibiting at Motion Gallery.
There are select pieces from the Dashau and Landscape series
Dachau Series – Walking through the Dachau Concentration Camp was a sobering and emotional experience. I was awestruck by the beauty of the cell walls…the aged and peeling paint…proving you can find beauty everywhere.
Landscape Series – This series of paintings portrays the landscapes in a more familiar way… less abstract, my way of seeing nature.
- Where did you find inspiration for your art?
My art is influenced by nature – its unpredictable beauty, unexpected colors, and unrivalled beauty of discovering new places. Inspiration comes in many forms – textures, contrast, colour.
- What medium and materials did you use to create your style of art?
I work in acrylics, inks, and mixed media. My work is multi-layered and is constantly changing. Applying a colour can take the piece in a whole new direction. As I scrape and scratch, layer paint and glaze, the piece develops. Gravity plays a role, tilting the canvas forward and back, allowing the colors to take their own course.
- Where can people view and buy your art?
Visit my website at connieshea.ca
- What’s new and exciting art are you working on now?
I am working on a series that is inspired my visits to the markets in Europe. The series has brighter colors than I normally use. I wanted to challenge myself to try something new.