The extraordinary natural beauty found in the Pacific Northwest calls for big expression and gesture.
Vancouver Island artist Helen Utsal describes the patterns, light and movement of ancient trees, big skies and reflective waters in an impressionistic and personal way.
‘The easy exuberance and vitality in the natural landscape is expressed in watery acrylic washes, then developed with large palette knives and brushes in broad gestures of oil paint mixed with wax on canvas or panel. My hope is to evoke a feeling in the viewer that resonates with their own connection to natural places’
Utsal’s work has been exhibited in Canada and the United States and her paintings are part of private collections worldwide. She is a member of The Federation of Canadian Artists, and CarfacBC.