INTO THE WOODS
DUO EXHIBITION by MARY LYNNE ATKINSON and PAULINE BRADSHAW
NOVEMBER 5 to 28, 2015
MARY LYNNE ATKINSON and PAULINE BRADSHAW investigate their relationships to wood in nature and manufactured surfaces in their joint exhibition INTO THE WOODS. Their mutual love of colour, light and form are expressed in this series of representations of both urban and rural landscapes
Mary Lynne Atkinson
Mary Lynne Atkinson is a professional artist living near Barrie Ontario. Her love of colour is evident in her diverse art practice. Atkinson holds a B.A. from Wilfrid Laurier University and a graduate diploma in Studio Process Advancement [Cum Laude] from the Haliburton School of the Arts. Her work has been exhibited widely in Europe, notably in the Carousel du Louvre, Paris, 2012 and 2013. She was awarded a Bronze Medal, Paris, June 2014, by the Sociéte des Arts, Lettres, Sciences. Her paintings were exhibited in numerous curated shows including the Miami Art Basel and S Space Gallery, New York, NY. Atkinson has exhibited extensively in Ontario including the John B. Aird Gallery,Toronto. Her paintings are collected nationally and internationally.
Following the pictorial traditions of generations of great painters, Pauline Bradshaw dedicated many years to the intensive study of old master drawings and paintings. As a student, she was granted rare access to HRH Queen Elizabeth II’s private library at Windsor Castle to research and copy selected old master drawings.
“I’m inspired by 19th century drawings and paintings from the legendary French and British academies. There was a dedication to technique and uncompromising craftsmanship in their work. My academic training has allowed me to continue in this tradition and I try to convey a passion for drawing in my paintings.”
Pauline passes along her extensive knowledge of academic techniques in private studio classes, lectures and workshops frequently held at the National Gallery of Canada, the McMichael Canadian Art Collection and the MacLaren Art Centre Barrie. She has also been invited, for the third year, to exhibit at the prestigious Louvre Museum in Paris as part of the Société National des Beaux Arts annual international exhibition.Her paintings and drawings can be found in private collections in Canada, the United States, Britain, France and Italy.
Glenda Fordham blog: includes video interviews with the artists.