‘4’ invites you to visit us at the Bala Bay Inn for an exhibition of our work. No matter your taste, the diversity of the artists ensures you will find a painting you will love!
Lynda Lynn, Janice Feist, Wendie Donabie and Pat Whittle, exhibit their distinctive styles including works in acrylic, watercolour, encaustic, soft pastel and mixed media with subjects ranging from realistic and impressionistic landscapes to vibrant abstracts. Reflected in their paintings is the artists’ love of nature and concern for the natural environment
Lynda Lynn works in a variety of media painting using “colour subjectively, trying to capture the intrinsic spirit of the subject.” She likes, “to play and experiment with the challenge of light playing on colour, to combine all of the elements in a satisfying whole, hoping to stir the imagination of the viewer, in order to communicate to and involve them on a personal level. I like to engage the viewer by leaving something for their imagination to complete.” (Represented by Aubern Gallery, Gravenhurst ON) http://muskokaartist-lyndalynn.com
Janice Feist is drawn to colour and texture in nature; “my goal with each painting is to relay my experience of the moment– to create a record of that beauty or experience that motivated me. Light is the power for each painting. I am captivated by the way light reflects on surfaces, the way a branch curves in dance-like fashion to reach the sun, the way shadows play with colour.” Janice says of her style, “It comes from my emotion during the painting exercise.” (Paintings exhibiting at Eclipse Gallery, Huntsville ON, Martin's Framing Centre, Bracebridge, ON and The Gypsy Market Mews, Gravenhurst, ON) http://www.janicefeist.com
Wendie Donabie’s intimate paintings express the spirit and inner light she recognizes in both animate and inanimate objects. “Nature is my greatest inspiration. I invite you to enter in and be moved by the mood and spirit of the subject.” She describes her painting process as intimate and visceral. “My paintings communicate with me. Transforming blank paper or canvas into a painting is magical, as if the paint and brush are drawing forth images hidden in the fibres.” http://www.wendiedonabie.com
Pat Whittle is a multi media painter. Her first love is printmaking, whether watercolour monotypes, hand pulled lithography (stone and plate) or etching, silkscreen printing or chine-collė. Pat describes her painting experience in this way, "I love the feeling of spreading colour across a canvas or on paper. Imagery is secondary, emotion is an overall winner." Patterns, textures, and smoky images in art and literature have always run through her life like a thread that gathers colour and music along the way. http://www.patjwhittle.com