Monday, April 28, 2014

Woodlands and Watersheds: new work by Susan Tooke, Gallery Page and Strange

          Woodlands and Watersheds:  Gallery Page and Strange                                    April 25-16, 2014

With compositions inspired by woodland streams— nature is abstracted, the energy expressed trough animated line and organized through vibrant colour and form. 

Well known for her illustrations in children's literature, Tooke's studio practice exhibits a more dynamic approach. Influenced by artists such as Emily Carr, Tooke exaggertes and simplifies the existing colours found in nature. Patterns create the textures of the earth to express the "soul" of the landscape.

Blue stream tangled wood 36" x 48", acrylic on canvas
Dry stream bed Fishing Cove Trail, 48" x 36", acrylic on canvas
Near Shannon Falls, 36" x 48", acrylic on canvas
Pot Lake Bluff Wilderness Trail, 36" x 48", acrylic on canvas
Fallen spruce The Barrens, 36" x 60", acrylic on canvas 
Two rocks three logs, Bluff Wilderness, 30" x 30", acrylic on canvas
Stream Acadian Trail, 36" x 60", acrylic on canvas