Hello and welcome to my page, I am a Visual Artist, Mixed/Multi Media

In the last three years, my art has evolved. This evolution reflects my personal interest in nature and symbols as a form of emotional release - which was very much needed as my anxiety issues increased and peaked during the pandemic with periods where I was unable to work - but found solace in art and art therapy. Art continues to be a therapeutic process for me as well as an expression of my personal growth. Although I grew up on Vancouver Island, my art career has Prairie connections. I am a graduate of Alberta College of Art and Design and completed my BFA in 2001. I had the privilege of studying with Derek Michael Besant, Alexandra Haeseker, Richard Halliday, and Maureen Enns. As I mentioned in my artist statement, I was a bit of a rebel. (I took up painting first while in the drawing program!) During my studies in Calgary I was lucky to be nominated to represent young Alberta artists at the Canada Winter Games in Cornerbrook, Newfoundland. I also had the privilege of being nominated by Douglas Haynes to attend the Emma Lake Artist Workshop. Karen Wilkin, the famed New York art critic was in attendance there and she gifted me a letter saying that I was “the real thing”. I’m primarily inspired by Abstract Expressionism. My influences include the Automatistes, Otto Rogers, Doug Haynes, Richard Halliday and Grace Hardigan.

Ewanchuk, Katrina

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  Ewanchuk, Katrina

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  New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada

Samples of my work

Artist Statement

“Your vision will become clear only when you can look down into your own heart.” Carl Jung As a child growing up in Victoria, BC, I remember the love of making art and experiencing my beautiful surroundings. As a teenager, all I wanted to do was become an artist, and attend art school, which I eventually did at the Alberta University of the Arts. Art to me is a process of growth, very much like living, using daily challenges as a release onto canvas. Drawing is the root of all my work, but I work a lot with acrylic paints. Since I was not allowed to paint the way I wanted to in art school, I painted in the drawing program. I see the old glimmer of rebellion using spray paint at times, but also paint markers. I use calming music to create pictures full of movement and life and people say that rhythm shows in my work. I like using brushes in unconventional ways to create expressive marks. Colour to me speaks in forms that come out in the canvas. Very much like a process of dreaming, my work often taps into deeper meaning and symbols.

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