diane akey
visual artist
29 Jun 2020 - 31 Jul 2020 My Happy White Rock Category: Show/Exhibit Event Website: http://Semiahmooarts.com Venue: White Rock, BC, Canada
By the Pier circa 1936

Acrylics on Paper

48 by 36

Family histories are so many stories!  During Vancouver’s Spring of Covid19, I have been looking back at Family Pictures. I can with the turning of a page travel by decades.  Lately I have been working on a series of paintings that  portray the common lives of family.  The relationship between me the artist, you the viewer and the painting is a powerful synergy of thoughts and memories. I have purposely distorted the realism of old photos by using fragments of colours, marks and patterns to capture the ebbing and flow of Time as it changes.

The inspiration for my Clara Series was taken from a photo taken in 1936.