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Karen Richardson, The North, Naturally


Join us for the opening reception of Karen Richardson, The North, Naturally

Saturday, June 8th from 5-7pm

The artist will be in attendance.

Karen Richardson knows watercolour. A passionate outdoorswoman with a keen eye for detail and a great love for rugged nature, the artist documents her adventures then revisits the scenes with watercolours back in the studio. The works in this exhibition are a collection of memories. Using highly detailed brushwork and a true to life colour palette, Richardson captures the quintessential summer day in cottage country. In her Northern Lakes series, the artist is drawn to the mirror-like reflection so often found on the lake during the quiet moments of dusk and dawn. Trees and cottages sit perched on the shoreline amidst a sleepy fog that engulfs the calm scene. Birds, butterflies, and even a squirrel recall afternoons spent at provincial parks in Ontario surrounded by nature and wildlife. The 16 works in this exhibition are certain to get you dreaming about the upcoming summer.

Born in Montreal and growing up near Algonquin Park in northern Ontario, Karen Richardson finds inspiration in the harsh terrain of the Canadian Shield. The forests, rocks, lakes, and rivers that encompass this area fill the artist with restorative energy. Travelling 1/3 of every year by motorcycle, RV, boat, snowmobile, ATV or simply on foot, Richardson explores North America in search of new and exciting landscapes. Her favourite places are the Yukon, Northwest Territories, Newfoundland, Lake Superior, and the American Southwest. Primarily self-taught, Richardson teaches painting workshops and paints in her home-based studio in Lindsay, Ontario overlooking peaceful farmland. Richardson’s work can be found in corporate and private collections across Canada and in 20 countries worldwide.

Karen Richardson,  The North, Naturally,  installation view

Karen Richardson, The North, Naturally, installation view

Karen Richardson,  The North, Naturally,  installation view

Karen Richardson, The North, Naturally, installation view

Karen Richardson,  The North, Naturally,  installation view

Karen Richardson, The North, Naturally, installation view

Karen Richardson,  The North, Naturally,  installation view

Karen Richardson, The North, Naturally, installation view

Earlier Event: May 29
Liz Pead, Exploring Landscapes
Later Event: June 8
Kawartha Yarn & Fibre Festival