- Tell us about the artwork you have in the VAM 2011 Juried Show.
This century farmhouse in midsummer is surrounded by Queen Anne’s lace and other wild flowers. I set up my plein air easel at the side of the road and painted it on a hot, summer’s afternoon. I wanted to show the age of the house and outbuildings and the exuberance of the roadside flowers.
2. How and when did you first become interested in creating art?
I think I got the itch to create art when I saw breathtaking work by other artists and felt the need to try to create something equally appealing.
3. What do you think of the art scene in Mississauga? Where do you see it heading in the next ten years?
The Art Gallery of Mississauga is a great resource which can benefit the area now and in the future. I would like to see more shows and galleries in the community supporting the arts and up-and-coming artists.
4. What advice would you give young people who want to become artists?
All the teachers I’ve studied with have emphasized the need to practise drawing.
5. What do you have lined up after the VAM Juried Show? For people interested in finding more of your artwork, do you have a website, blog, Twitter account or gallery?
I am continuing to paint and take classes and workshops at VAM and other art groups. I will be setting up an online gallery in the near future.
See Karin Fediw’s Homestead at the Art Gallery of Mississauga in the VAM 33rd Annual Juried Show until February 26th.
Voting for People’s Choice Award ongoing until February 26th. Ballots available at Gallery reception.