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Mary Ann Varley

 

Artist’s Statement

 

The edge of the forest inspires my imagery. What begins as a collage of memories, continues with glued paper on the canvas and builds with textures and mediums to be finally layered usually with oil paint. Sometimes my inspiration is music, and my imagery changes to the dancer or the keyboard.  The works include paintings which begin with the plein air experience which shift in time and in the recollection of detail. The Canadian river shore, the verges of the Trans Canada highway, or the ocean coast provide the foundation of the aloneness experience in the vast land… our dear Canada and beyond.

I have always been an artist. I can’t really remember not making drawings and paintings. I was born in England and brought up in Nova Scotia and Ottawa. I began teaching in 1968 in Quebec City. When we moved our young family to Ottawa, my husband and I taught at Ashbury College. I was invited to develop an art program for the Junior School and later the Senior School. Thirty years later I retired from teaching. I am also a life long learner, with a Master of Arts (Art Education,Concordia ’03), B. Ed. (Ottawa ’92), B.A. (Fine Arts) (Concordia ’79). I am now an active member of Arteast and a very busy Gran’ma.

Up next | Prochainement

  • 1 Jan 2015 OFC School of Music - Ottawa Folklore Centre School of Music
  • 1 Jan 2015 Winter 2015 Programming is Coming… - Ottawa Folklore Centre School of Music
  • 11 Jan 2015 Play O Canada at an Ottawa 67’s Game - Arthur McGregor

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