April Featured Artists at the Gallery at Matticks Farm:
Jessica Pedersen is a Canadian artist born in Vancouver, BC. She was raised by artist parents - her mother is a ceramic artist and her father is a painter. Jessica studied Fine Arts at Camosun College in Victoria, BC, Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver BC, and Nova Scotia University of Art and Design in Halifax - where she received her BFA. Jessica’s current body of work is inspired by nature, beauty, and observation. Jessica’s work is included in many private and corporate collections nationally and internationally. Jessica currently resides in Nanaimo, BC with her partner and two children.
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Bärbel is a Canadian by heart and German born. Her fondest memories were growing up along the shores of Lake Huron and in the woods of Muskoka. Here she spent numerous hours with her sketch book and paints capturing the fascinating Canadian landscape. Later she lived in western Canada and received her training through self – study and attending Alberta University of the Arts. studying under William Parker. Her first show was at the Muttart Public Art Gallery in Calgary.Since then, she has travelled from coast to coast capturing the colours, light, and joy in her depiction of the Canadian landscape; focusing on the emotive use of colour and line – erasing extraneous details and infusing her paintings with a spiritual vision. Numerous layers of glazing give her paintings a glow - as if lit from within.She was recently featured in a magazine article titled “Light in the Landscape”; has taught art classes for over a decade and a half and currently resides in a country home surrounded by forest where she paints full time.
I am a painter splitting my time between Oakville, Ontario and our little escape on beautiful Salt Spring Island, British Columbia where I work out of my seaside studio surrounded by fresh sea air, sailboats and the sounds of nature (and our neighbour's chickens).Born in Northern Ontario, I am a graduate of Sheridan’s fine art and graphic design programs.After 18 years as an art director and graphic designer in editorial design, branding and advertising, I left my career behind and spent eight years as an expat in Ireland and Dubai. My travels became a huge inspiration in my work. Upon returning to Canada, I studied intuitive abstract expressionism and after a career of precision and staying within the lines, I discovered the energy that comes from painting intuitively rather than focusing solely on what I see. My art can be found in private collections internationally.