Includes Michael Cameron, Susie Cipolla, Nikol Haskova
Saturday, March 21, 2020, 12 - 5 pm
Showing Susie Cipolla, SFCA
As Canada House Gallery artists Michael Cameron, Susie Cipolla, and Nikol Haskova progress in their artistic journeys, they all transmute their life experiences with animals into visual stories.
Susie Cipolla enjoys brief chance meetings with domestic animals and wildlife that pass through on her rural property. Rural living provides her with solitude and space to comprise original portraits of bears, deer, moose alongside the cows and pigs and other domesticated animals that live on nearby farms.
Michael Cameron’s awareness of human interactions with wild creatures in the Rocky Mountains is forefront in his paintings. Wolves are a personal favourite of this artist and he seeks to bring attention and understanding to their “living conditions” in the Bow Valley. Individually or in a pack, wolves are this artists’ metaphor for community.
Nikol Haskova has fascination with birds as messengers and storytellers and photographs them regularly to use as reference in her studio. She conveys the lightness of spirit and distinct personalities of each avian creature she encounters in her detailed depictions.
Each painter has a deep sensitivity toward these subjects. Independent in their art practices, combined they are unparalleled in their understanding of animals and our connection to them.
Susie first broke into the art world at the age of seven, winning a bicycle in a Dairyland colouring contest. After that, art languished on life’s back burner while she finished school and pursued a career in physiotherapy. In 2009, at the urging of a friend, she took a painting workshop with Canadian artist Brian Atyeo. Discovering a new passion in painting was life changing for her.
Over the last eight years Susie has committed herself to improving her skills as a professional artist. She spends her days with her family on their rural property. Her art studio sits next to the horse coral and overlooks their ninety year old farmhouse. Susie’s studio provides a sanctuary for her to create works of art and to provide a venue for visiting artist instructors.
The local scenery is stunning, with towering mountains, flat farmland, old buildings, wildlife and farm animals in abundance. Her subject matter and inspiration for painting will never run out. Susie’s preferred painting medium is acrylic and her subject matter is varied. She is known for her marine scenes, landscapes and wildlife of the Pacific Northwest Region. She is represented in Canada by Galleries in British Columbia, Alberta and Quebec.
In 2015, Susie won the Grand Prize, at the Federation Of Canadian Artists Signature Medal Show, for her rendering of a West Coast fishing vessel. Susie is a Senior Signature Member (SFCA) and a past Board member of the Federation of Canadian Artists. She is a founding member of The Whistler Out Of Bounds Artist Group.
. Nationality is Canadian
2020 Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2019 JOY, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2019 Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2018 BEAR, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2017 JOY, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB