Christine Boyer

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Art that channels the INNER CHILD; created in the moment and without specific intent.

Each large-scale landscape and abstract originated from this casual and playful approach of our Feature Artist.

 

Meet Canadian Painter CHRISTINE BOYER

I had the pleasure of meeting Christine in her home-studio this past summer and watched with amazement as she unrolled painting after painting and set one on top of the next. I had come to Vancouver Island to meet Christine and see her abstract paintings.

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Christine’s acrylic paintings embrace and incorporate the swirl of life that goes on throughout the studio. And no paintings are considered too precious to be painted around children or dogs and are in fact more special because of them. Christine believes that everything that happens in and around the painting is part of its story. Everything including the framing which Christine does herself.

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Christine brings her Danish roots to life as she paints, and we briefly discuss the hallmarks of Scandinavian design. Minimal. Modern. Simplistic. These painting pop on light and white walls popular in these countries and now also in North America.

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Large-format is Christine’s signature canvas size. Christine trained as a scene painter for theatre as part of her degree and this early experience helped break down barriers to painting large-scale in her own studio.

 

Christine Boyer Canadian Landscape and Abstract Painter

Christine paints in Canada’s Comox Valley, with her 3 young artists and Laika, the StudioDog.

Studio Open by Appointment

SEE MORE ORIGINAL ABSTRACT AND LANDSCAPE PAINTINGS ON Instagram.

Acrylics on Canvas starting at $75/square foot.

 

 

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Gina Sarro

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When you think of the landscape that surrounds you do you see prairies or mountains? Oceans or lakes? Green grass or trees?

And what does this have to do with art?

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Meet Gina Sarro: Abstract Landscape Painter  

Gina Sarro is inspired by Canada’s incredible beauty. Gina is a prairie-girl living an art-filled life on the west coast of Canada. And the Canadian landscape has informed many of her paintings.

Gina’s style is layered and complex and it is always changing.

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“Before I go into my studio I usually have a feeling of what kind of process I want to undertake: do I want to play with oil paints, and a palette knife, giving lots of texture or do I want to use high flow acrylics and drag it around the canvas or do I want to use a wide brush and blend away. Depending on the medium and tools, the end result changes up quite a bit. This is why I have different collections of work, that are all equally important.”

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“I keep one inspiration painting from each series and then revisit it. I often ask myself how did I do that? And then I may start a new collection inspired by that previous work.”

 

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“Sometimes it’s simply the colour palette from an older piece that inspires a new one!” – Gina Sarro

 

For the Abstract Enthusiasts

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24″x36″ acrylic on canvas

 

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24″x 24″ acrylic on panel

UPCOMING EVENT: Gina Sarro solo show at The Space Gallery in Vancouver, October 2019.

Find Gina On Instagram. See more oil and acrylic painting on wood and canvas at Gina Sarro Landscapes

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Amy Stewart

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FEATURED PAINTING | On Cloud Nine | Artist Amy Stewart

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Vancouver is home to numerous artists creating far and wide across our city, yet it is Granville Island that is best known globally as Vancouver’s arts and culture hub. Our feature artist had the good fortune of securing one of the coveted studios on the island.

Meet AMY STEWART: Abstract painter

fullsizeoutput_1b2cFrom her studio a full-height glass garage-style door gives Amy a private view of the north shore mountains and the thriving market activity as tourists and locals bustle past.

This glass front studio is set back from the road affording Amy both privacy and connection to the world outside. And it’s this connection to the outside that shapes much of the work Amy paints. Her mix of soft, cool colours and natural shapes balance uniquely with her exacting use of one single geometric line. This combination of soft forms and solid lines is the hallmark of Amy Stewart’s work.

In Amy’s newest series Sometimes Blue, these forms stand punctuated by a receding dark blue/black background.

More from the SomeTimes Blue series

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Fine and Dandy
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Dig Deep
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Happy As Larry

“When we don’t address our sadness in public, and when we receive such constant messages to be happy, we end up neglecting more difficult feelings for fear of bringing down or producing discomfort in ourselves or others.”

Sometime Blue acknowledges Amy’s belief that feeling deeply requires a range of emotions including sadness. Each piece in her series was given a happy name, reflecting the truth that we are sometimes blue yet, in most cases, also happy.

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I had the pleasure of chatting with Amy about her paintings. Listen in to hear about her current source of inspiration.

Click the audio players to listen in. Trouble with audio? Written version here. SPOTLIGHT | In Conversation With Amy Stewart

Five questions with Amy Stewart

1.  Artists name their paintings, how do you pick your titles?

2.  If I needed to pick out your work in a crowded gallery, what would I look for?

3.  What influences your work?

4.  When did you know that you wanted to paint full-time?

5.  You recently did an Art Pop Up Shop on Granville Island. Tell me about that?

 

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FEATURED PAINTING | On Cloud Nine | Artist Amy Stewart

About this featured painting

On Cloud Nine

Original Painting
Mixed acrylic medium on canvas
36″ x 30″ (92 x 76 cm)

Sometimes Blue Series

What I like: On Cloud Nine is soft and organic yet grounded by linear shapes. It is deep and dark yet feels light. This painting has a calming effect for me.

How it looks on a wall:

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Amy’s work is currently on exhibit at Vancouver International Airport. Her work has been purchased internationally and can be see in galleries across BC, Canada.

Additional works by Amy Stewart

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Walking On Air
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A Bit Of Bliss
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The Long Road

 

Say HI to Amy! By Appointment studio visits are always welcome.

See more original works and prints at AmyStewartArtist.com.

Find Amy on Instagram.

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Photo by Kyrani Kanavaros

Amy Stewart lives and paints in Vancouver, Canada

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