“After taking an online course in abstraction in 2019, I began to explore my favourite landscape subject matter in a new way. Beginning each artwork with a source photo from my travels, I then would start on the canvas with a process of mark making. Next comes the stage of working loosely to block in areas with fluid acrylics. This step is quick and fast with large brushes. I love the immediacy of working quickly. The final stages include building many layers of thicker paint and more mark making. This process also uses a palette that is less part of the natural world, and more akin to bright and healing jewel tones. The vibrancy of the colours suits the energetic process start to finish.”
About the artist:
Inspired by the ‘big nature’ of Muskoka landscapes, Shanandoah Kidd loves to explore all things clouds, trees and lakes. Her work focuses on landscapes and abstractions of the various forms within. Always amazed by the creations of our natural world, Shanadoah loves to explore them through colour and shape. When she is not painting she is swimming, kayaking, or cycling. With nearly two decades of experience teaching Visual Arts, Shanandoah is continually inspired by her students and their creativity.
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