FEATURE ARTIST May 4th Thru May 28th
Artistic acrylic expressions: innovative & retro.
Opening Reception: Sunday, May 7th, 3-5pm
“Nature is alive with vibrating colour and animating spirit; this observation is confirmed in the views I enjoy from my own backyard and informs many of my canvasses.” For Toby Jaxon, easily accessible high mountain trails provide an abundance of stunning views of the Howe Sound region and for this passionate artist, it translates into new artful compositions derived from the vastness and mystery of nature where the unconscious speaks in ways beyond words!
Toby’s works feature vivid contrasting colour and multiple perspectives. The under-painting sporadically pops through to persuade unification of the entire piece. Toby develops a relationship of naïve colour shapes using a variety of deliberate strokes, a technique that creates a dynamic rendition, a shock effect that challenges the viewer’s experience.
Having travelled the globe in her youth, visiting over 30 countries, countless galleries, temples, monuments and landmarks, Toby has enjoyed extensive cultural exposure. She is a passionate Volunteer for the Arts as past president and current director of VISUALS, arts coordinator for Windfest, an active member of the North Shore Artists’ Guild and the Whistler Arts Council, founding director Vice Chair of the Squamish Arts Council and juried active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists.
Toby is a Professional Artist with gallery representation showcasing her art in public venues, solo and group exhibitions, private and corporate collections and participates in performance art, demos, and teaches art classes & workshops. She is the Foyer Gallery Curator at the Squamish Public Library. She contributes media articles and web-based newsfeeds, organizes and hosts fundraisers for non-profits and recently won the Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Award for Arts & Culture.
Toby is the owner of Art + Design Studio, a consulting firm with an extensive and diverse design portfolio including realty staging, which has been recognized with numerous award. Toby lives, plays, paddles and creates in the Sea to Sky corridor.
More Information: http://www.brackendaleartgallery.com