Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that April Lund has been named as the Gallery’s new featured artist and she will now be promoted by the gallery for the next 14 days in the gallery’s Artist Showcase.
April is an award-winning artist based in Canada. April was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists in the gallery’s 23rd Solo Art Exhibition Series. The placement in this competition qualified her art to be showcased in this feature.
April’s Artist Showcase feature will be promoted to over 350+ major news outlets, with inclusion on Google News & Bing News. In addition, the gallery will also be featuring and promoting her artwork in the gallery’s various social media networks for further exposure.
Below are April’s Artist Biography, Artist Statement and 5 artworks that were submitted to this competition.
Born in Saskatchewan, Canada, April spent most of her life as a Calgarian, with forays to Penticton, Edmonton (twice), Halifax and Victoria. Currently retired from the 9 to 5 cycle, she is now thoroughly enjoying the freedom retirement has to offer and embracing the easy lifestyle of the East Kootenay Rockies.
An avid explorer with brush, pencil and clay throughout childhood and her public school years, she entered the University of Calgary’s Fine Arts Program right out of high school. However, the siren's call of a regular paycheck and family that followed soon after, kept her firmly anchored (mainly in the area of law) for the next 35 years. After a second brush with serious illness and a week-long immersion in the finest galleries of London, Edinburgh and Glasgow, April decided it was time to revisit her previous passion and took a course at the Alberta College of Art and Design aptly titled "Painting for the Utterly Intimidated".
Having been fortunate enough to have lived on both of Canada’s beautiful coasts and at the foot of the Rockies, the myriad facets of water and mountains have and will be a recurring theme in her art. Working primarily in acrylic (having the patience of a gnat when it comes to waiting out drying times), April is slowly experimenting with oils. She has also turned her hand to works in wood and mixed media sculpture.
Carly Clements wrote that the artist's statement is written "to tell someone who I am, what my art is all about and why I created it".
Quite frankly, "who, what and why" are constantly evolving. Every painting forces both left and right brains to shake hands. It is, for me, simultaneously meditative, stimulating, contemplative and surprising. Each painting develops a life of its own. The process of creating a painting is eternally fascinating to me.
For years, I have had a favorite photograph of a seagull perched on a piling with the surf swirling in the background. I have looked at this simple photograph countless times but not until I decided to consider it as a subject for a painting did I notice the tiny chick tucked between the lower pilings. That is what art is about to me - the epiphany of finally "seeing" and the joy of putting my personal twist on what I saw.
April can be reached via her Email.
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