Welcome to the gallery of artworks created by Vancouver artist Catherine Adamson. Catherine's paintings are made with acrylic and latex paint on stretched canvases and finished with a UV-protectant varnish. Using her "free-flow" painting method of allowing paint to flow off a wooden stick and down onto a prone canvas, she layers the colours and lines to create a unique movement and depth on each canvas. Paintings can be purchased directly from the venues, or by contacting the artist via email. Enjoy!
Honours and Awards:
May 2010 - Award of Excellence for "Iris V"; ArtSpacific Show, North Delta Arts Council
July 2010 - Award of Distinction for "Heartbreak"; Oil & Water Show, S.Delta Arts Council
March 2011 - Honourable Mention for "Ditch"; ArtSpacific Show, North Delta Arts Council
May 2011 - Award of Excellence for "Passion"; Abstract Show, Federation of Canadian Artists
March 2015 - UFV wine label competition winner for red and white: "Salsa" and "Perlette"
April 2015 - Honourable Mention for "Lipstick 13" at FCA juried Foliage & Flowers show
July/August 2015 "Lipstick 13" chosen for the front cover of the FCA's Art Avenue magazine
Spring 2017 - B.C.Children's Hospital commissioned three large original paintings for their new Acute Care Tower. Competition saw over 1200 applicants. This is quite an honour.
I have always sketched and painted throughout my life, but only recently these past twelve years have I experimented with what I call "Free-Flow" painting. By giving up having complete control, as we do with a paintbrush, I allow the paint to flow freely from the stick held over a prone canvas and watch the magic happen. I am influenced by the chaos and beauty of nature. Certainly Jackson Pollock's style of dripping and pouring paint from above also influenced my method. I have moved beyond abstract and take time for images to emerge from the chaos I create. There is great joy in letting go of control and celebrating the results.
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