It was December 2016 when we first met Ontario painter Mary Derrick and discovered the incredible story of how a special person helped lead her to art. Now she’s attending festivals and mounting this fantastic exhibition.
On view from June 3-18, “Dreamscapes: Paintings from my mind’s eye” is a lovely solo exhibition at Kawartha Artists’ Gallery & Studio in Ontario, Canada, featuring recent works by landscape painter Mary Derrick. Derrick has a knack for landscape and, in particular, atmospheric light and moody space.
“I paint using oils as I love their flexibility and the depth that I can achieve using them,” she says, “yet still paint starkly in order to clearly impress the emotions of the piece through the use of color, texture, composition, and movement. While my paintings use representations of nature, they have really nothing to do with nature, or a specific place, and everything to do with emotions. When I start a painting, I have no preconceived idea of what it will be. I let the canvas and the emotions running through me evolve onto the canvas, each becoming its own journey of discovery for me and, hopefully, you the viewer.”
To learn more, visit Kawartha Artists’ Gallery & Studio.
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