The literal subject of my work is my surroundings. Contemporary landscapes on both panel and canvas, reflect my journey through homes in Saskatchewan, Alberta and finally British Columbia. Through a distinct technique, Canadian skies, mountains, lakes and fields evoke both flatness and depth. I use both a brush and knife, partly to diminish, and partly to layer the paint itself, balancing strong compositional horizontals with rhythmic vertical gestures. I choose subdued colours, that suit the calm stillness of my process, but only to the extent of their disruption by vibrant insertions of geometric lines. This creates a visual conversation that speaks to the deeper intervals of time and experience I am drawing on.
|"Places We Have Been Together" acrylic on canvas, 48" x 72" $6800|
|"The Heart Never Forgets" acrylic on canvas, 40" x 60" $5050|
|"Don't Look Back" acrylic on canvas, 48" x 48" $4800|
|"Just as I remember" acrylic on canvas, 30" x 48" $3000|
|"The Simple Things" acrylic on panel, 30" x 30" $2200|
For more information on Gina Sarro as well as our other artists, please visit www.canvasgallery.ca.