Hello and welcome to my page, I am a Visual Artist
Isabel's early life was spent in New Zealand where her experiences in rural and coastal areas would later influence her choice of painting themes. From a young age Isabel was encouraged to appreciate and engage in art, but it was not until later in life after retiring from teaching that Isabel had more time to pursue painting. She began painting with watercolours and continues to use them in her travel journals, but now works predominantly in acrylics. Isabel has participated in many workshops and ongoing atelier classes under the guidance of talented artists from the Lower Mainland. Isabel lives in Maple Ridge where she is a member of the Garibaldi Art Club, the Fraser Valley Chapter of the FCA and an Active Member of the Federation of Canadian Artists. She has exhibited her work in many juried shows around the Fraser Valley and Metro Vancouver.
Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada
Samples of my work
I prefer to use a limited palette to create a range of colours that work in harmony. Looking for interesting patterns and designs in my reference material I strive to compose everyday subjects into vibrant, evocative paintings. My inspiration is drawn from the beauty of the natural world and everyday life in places near and far from home. Working in a series enables me to more fully develop my ideas and better understand my subject matter. My interest in portraying seascapes with everyday workboats and boathouses, not always glamorous but with much character, has been a significant focus in recent years. A succession of landscapes featuring Fraser Valley barns, some chosen for their interesting structure and others to record their existence before they disappear, continues to develop. Inspired by a recent trip to my homeland, I am currently working on a new series of paintings depicting the beauty of the layers of foothills and mountains in the South Island of New Zealand.