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|