Gallery - June 2019

Karen Bishop - Living on the Land II

Karen Bishop,  …and peace descends on the land,  26x40”, Watercolour on Yupo

Karen Bishop, …and peace descends on the land, 26x40”, Watercolour on Yupo

This June, we are welcoming Karen Bishop to The Carrot Gallery.

Stop by The Carrot on June 6, 2019 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm for the Opening Reception of Karen Bishop’s "Living on the Land II."

“I have always been a landscape painter. I enjoy little more than heading out to Jasper National Park and finding a spot where I can let my creativity run wild as I capture the spectacular scene in front of me.”

Bishop translates her deep reverence for the natural world in her watercolour paintings. Rather than using traditional cotton rag paper, Bishop uses yupo, a smooth, white synthetic paper that does not absorb watercolour paint easily. This allows  Bishop to use a reductive technique where she paints a background layer with wild and intuitive colours, then lifts away parts of the painting to reveal shapes. Wildlife and landscape are emerged. The animals are difficult to discern, creating a mysterious, ghost-like quality. Bishop’s technique articulates the symbolism that animals and landscape are dependent on one another.

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