Thursday, January 23, 2014

We continue to share - SAQA Silver Anniversary TRUNK SHOW pieces from Central Canada Artists Gunnel Hag and Heather Dubreuil

Georgian Bay Summer, Gunnel Hag

As you know I love designing surface patterns on fabric. I equally love the Canadian outdoors and all the patterns that appear in nature. While camping and canoeing in Georgian Bay I took rubbings from the rocks, and made a silk screen for printing the background fabric, which I then over painted. I took the picture of the sky while lying on the beautiful warm rocks of Beausoleil Island in Georgian Bay.

 Ah, there's nothing like summer skies with friendly cumulus clouds.......

Water Tower #4, Heather Dubreuil

The image for my piece was taken from a photo which I took while walking the High Line linear park in New York. I used the lines and shapes but changed the colours to give a feeling of sunrise coming up over the East River. Fun to work in these vibrant, warm colours.
Thank you to both SAQA artist members for sharing their beautiful work. There will be strong representation from our region for this important traveling SAQA Trunk Show over the next three years. The pieces are all 7" x 10", and the detail is amazing in all of the art work we have seen thus far. Thank you for sharing this amazing work..
The first sharing will be at the CELEBRATING SILVER Conference in Washington, D.C in May 2014. The Trunks will then be packed for travel and designated for sharing with regions around the world. If you have sent a piece and would like to share, please send a high resolution  jpeg and the story to Bethany Garner