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Sylvie Bart - Mixed Media - Mermaid

$300.00 CAD

Sylvie Bart - Mixed Media - Mermaid

12" x 9"

Mixed Media on Wood Cradle September 2021

Artist Statement

Sylvie Bart’s creative process begins with an idea, emotion, or a curious intent to explore themes or mediums and the desire to artistically mine them. After choosing a medium and format, she starts with a well-prepared substrate and then builds layers of paint and materials to create the depth and texture inherent in her work. She is inspired to merge vibrant colors, use strong and bold mark making and negative or positive painting. Every move informs the next until she discovers meaning and balance in the work.

Sylvie’s current work explores contemporary themes and techniques utilizing mixed media, collage, color, and composition. She primarily works with acrylics, collage, cold wax/oils and alcohol inks/resins. These mediums give her great flexibility with abstract, land/ seascape, floral or figurative paintings. Her intention when starting a painting is to be authentic and let the muse surprise her. 

Sylvie resides in the Parksville/Qualicum Beach area and is an active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists (Nanaimo and Arrowsmith Chapters). She is also the founder of Oceanside11 Art Group and a member of the DeCosmos Fine Art Society.

Her work has been shown at the TOSH (The Old School House) Qualicum Beach; the MacMillan Art Centre, the Beach Club Hotel, Parksville; Vancouver Island Conference Center, Nanaimo Fine Arts Show; Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery; Kitty Coleman Fall Artisans Festival, Comox; The Brant Festival, Parksville; TOSH’s Art in Action Fair during the Grand Prix d’Art; Art Alchemy, Artful: The Gallery, Courtenay; and the FCA Vancouver galleries in juried and group shows.