With every brush stroke, Carla Miedema’s love of Northern Lennox and Addington, nature, and the environment are reflected.
Nature is her inspiration. Bark, seeds, flowers, grasses, and other bits of material found in nature become part of her paintings using acrylic and mixed media on canvas. These elements create a sculptural relief effect. The layering and glazing of the paints and other materials reflects the constant changes and the cycle of life in nature. Wetlands and Bon Echo Park have been a focus on many of her paintings.
Over the past few years her paintings have become more expressionistic as she experiments with different art & collage materials on various mediums such as canvas, yupo (tree-free paper) and watercolour papers.
On display until September 25th.
About the Artist:
Carla Miedema was born in the Netherlands but has spent 47 years living in the Cloyne area near Bon Echo Provincial Park on the edge of the Canadian Shield. She recently moved to Kingston. Her art is often focused on Bon Echo Provincial Park.
In her pursuit to create a local awareness of art, Carla initiated and chaired the Mazinaw Country Studio Tour and the Bon Echo Art Exhibition & Sale, and was on the board of Cloyne Showcase. Carla’s art work has been published in books and featured in newspapers. Her art has received awards and prizes, and can be found in collections in Canada, Europe, and the United States.