VAM 34 Artist Profile | Karin Fediw

Karin Fediw, Falling Dusk, Acrylic, 30 x 41 cm

1. Tell us about the artwork you have in VAM 34. Give us an idea of the conceptual framework you used in creating this piece. What inspired it? Why did you choose to use that particular medium? Why that particular perspective, set of colours, subject matter, etc

In this piece, I tried to create a mood of melancholy, quiet, and stillness. It’s the end of the day, when the day is over. It’s a time for reflection. I’ve painted these trees a number of times. They stand looking over Georgian Bay, forgotten on a tiny spit of land claimed by no one.

2. How would you describe your creative process? What medium do you use most often and why?

For this painting, I worked in acrylic, creating more stylized shapes and patterns. Acrylic seems to encourage this type of massing. Usually, I work in oils since it allows me to adjust and blend at a slower rate.

3. How would you describe the Mississauga art community?  What excites you most about it? Why should art lovers from Toronto come visit? What can you do to ignite the Mississauga art community? How do you think the AGM can ignite the community?

I enjoy the space that is the Art Gallery of Mississauga. Being connected via Twitter and Facebook allows the community to find out what is happening.

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