Morden, Gillian

Artist Statement:

My work has evolved over the years from realistic renderings in watercolour

through printmaking and now creating abstract images in acrylic and collage.

The challenges of abstract painting at times can be difficult but I feel abstraction allows the viewer to participate in the process through their own ideas and feelings.

I am continuing to learn from other artists, past and present, and can always find inspiration from them and the world around me. Hopefully I will be able to make Art for the rest of my life.

Artist Bio:

Presently I am living in Toronto and am a member of The Women’s Art Association of Canada.
My most recent solo exhibition was held there in late March 2017.

Originally I am from Toronto and studied Art at a number of colleges and universities including Mount Allison,the Banff School of Fine Art, Sheridan College, George Brown College, and the Ontario College of Art.

In my early career the subject matter in my work was representational, but recently I have become more interested in abstracting organic images. Bold colours and high energy in nature fascinate me. Recently downtown Toronto is another inspiration for my art work.

Some Group art shows:

1986-1990 The Toronto Outdoor Art Show
Trinity College Art Show
Branksome Hall Art Show and sale
Civic Garden Centre
Princess Margaret Hospital
East Gwillimbury Studio Tour and Sale 2000-2002
Kawartha Arts Festival 2003 & 2004
Still Dancing Gallery, Fenelon Falls
Victoria County Studio Tour, 2006 & 2007
The Lindsay Gallery, Annual Juried Show (received the Mayor’s Award)
Marianne van Silfhout Gallery, Spirit of the Land
Merrickville Artists’ Guild Studio Tour 2008 to 2013
1992-1998: owned and operated the Marguerite Gallery, Queensville, Ont.
1999-2008: painting in a working studio in Bobcaygeon
2008 to 2013 Merrickville studio tour
2017-Solo Exhibition, The Women’s Art Association of Canada

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