"Abstract shapes, surface integrity using juicy paint, collage and marks to create a suggestive composition."
Born and raised in Alberta, Nadine's connection to nature was unavoidable. Spending time in both rural and urban communities enabled Nadine to appreciate Alberta's diversity and its unique beauty. Wildflowers, wheat fields and Rocky Mountains provide inspiration. The desire to recreate these amazing images is what motivates Nadine to paint.
Nadine decided to take painting on full time in 2009. She began with acrylics, moved into watercolours and then oils. In 2015 Nadine returned to acrylics and has been using them exclusively since. She is now using texture, bold colour and layering to create beautiful works of art filled with movement and light.
Family, friends and her community all impact who Nadine is as an artist and influence her work on a daily basis. Nadine is an Active Member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, a member of the Leighton Centre in Calgary and the Kimberley Arts and Cultural Centre 64. She is active in the arts community in Calgary and participates in many local art shows.
“There is a freedom that comes when you don't allow your fears to get in the way of the process. It's exciting to work with textures, make marks, bold brush strokes and add layers of paper to the surface. I feel fulfilled watching the image take shape, the exciting moment when the colours, the lines, and the form start to bring my vision to life. I am moved when the viewer is drawn to my work. When they feel they have to get a little closer to see what is really happening on the surface of the canvas.”