Current Artist: 4 January – 8 February 2016
JACQUIE CHRISTIANI was introduced to watercolour painting over 30 years ago when she decided to take an evening art course at a local community centre in Edmonton Alberta. Over the years, learning the techniques to control the watercolour was always within the boundary of a rectangular piece of paper. She described it as a love/hate relationship. In 2003 when she found pictures of mandalas in reading material, she was attracted to the repetitive designs drawn in a circle. She drew a circle on a piece of paper, started painting and in that moment a whole new world opened up for her. Her paintings were transformed and she found her unique creative expression working in partnership with watercolour.
“Walking in nature awakens a memory or connection that I am inspired to share. Colours and impressions of nature form in my head as I experience the outdoors. As I paint, other images emerge as the watercolour pigment flows through and with the water. I apply the pencil over the dried application of watercolour to highlight the subtleties of the images revealed to me.”
To contact Jacquie Christiani:
During the annual Pakenham Maple Run Studio Tour on April 2nd and 3rd, 2016, you can visit her in her home studio.
The Corridor Gallery is a small, public gallery that has been in operation at the Library since 1997 with the enthusiastic support of the CEO/Chief Librarian, staff and patrons. Colourful and engaging displays are changed on a monthly basis featuring the work of emerging and established artists from the Ottawa Valley and beyond. Curators of the Gallery are Barbara Cotterill and Ann Jezewski.
We welcome expressions of interest from artists who are invited to contact the curators by email. Click here for details of how to apply.