'Kodiak Cubs' is part of a series of Animal paintings I made during an artist residency aboard the Azamara Cruise from Vancouver to Alaska, 2019. My approach was similar to the Wild Bird series where the paintings start with energetic mark making, adding only enough detail to bring the forms to life. In this case I wanted the beginning marks to have a strong sense of play and complete freedom, as if a child had made them. The bear cubs shapes are defined using graphic lines and blocks of colour.
|Technique:||Acrylic on Illustration Board Mounted on Birch Cradle Panel|
|Edition:||Original, one of a kind artwork|
|Unframed Size:||8in x 10in|
Garibaldi Highlands, British Columbia
The expressive nature of water media fascinates me and forms the basis of all my work – it’s a way of thinking and problem solving for me. I particularly enjoy a flowing, slightly unpredictable approach in a variety of fluid media.
"My paintings are often an immediate and personal response to natural forms and rhythms found in the Pacific Northwest landscape."