Painting / Works on Paper
I am a self-taught artist living in Toronto, with over 20 years experience in watercolour and 2 years using alcohol ink. I paint mostly in abstract, and like to focus on colour and texture in my work. I sell my work through my Etsy shop, and directly on Instagram. I have done many commissioned pieces as well.
I enjoy the unpredictable results that I get from both mediums and am always amazed at the results. I try to achieve a modern feel in my work, and enjoy letting colour be the focus.
Christine Walker explores the experiences of migratory songbirds and animals in urban environments through painting, photography and collage. The merging together of materials and information functions as a metaphor for the fragmented and disoriented vision of birds and animals when confronted with urban architecture. She also references elements of birds’ visual perception, including their ability to see ultraviolet light and an additional array of colours inaccessible to human eyes.
My oil paintings of pets are whimsical and contemporary. They celebrate our indulgences as pet owners and all the wonderful characteristics that we attribute to our animals. My approach to the botanical paintings is at once escapist and contemplative, I am inspired by the plant’s physical beauty to create symbols of creation and decline. My porcelain work is, in a way, an extension of my botanical paintings: my clay sculptures and functional pieces are a celebration of organic form and texture.
Morgan started studying painting and drawing as a child, but took some time off to focus on music. She has dabbled in acrylic, oil, encaustic, and photography, but has most recently been focusing on watercolour. She’s obsessed with painting flora and fauna, including the occasional human.
My work often explores the human condition and its relationship to the world at large. Using chalk paint and other materials, the work is part experiment and part exploration. Like human emotions, sometimes they emerge unexpectedly and we find ourselves having to cope. I try to convey this in my work.