The Ottawa School of Art (OSA) is pleased to feature the work of Charlene Walker
The OSA would like to thank Preston Square and Waterford Properties Group for the use of this space.
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In honor of Canada’s 150th birthday, these paintings celebrate the diversity of every province and territory across the country. They incorporate maps to highlight and tell stories about Canadian locations that are sometimes iconic and sometimes personal.
These paintings have been years in the making. They started as an introspective project as I painted places that held special meaning for me, and then expanded to incorporate all regions of the country. I hope you can identify with some of these locations and have your own stories to tell about our great country.
I paint with acrylics because they best allow me to represent the natural world. I work with large brushes to keep the process loose and natural. I paint in layers, starting with an underpainting and layering on colour in many steps to add a sense of depth and create a path into the painting. I often incorporate texture mediums such as modeling paste, nepheline gel, or string gel to add an organic element.
Charlene Walker is a visual artist living in Ottawa She paints the natural world, breathing calm into chaos. She focuses on acrylic landscape painting, incorporating texture and strong colour. She has been showing her work in various galleries and collections around Ottawa since 2007.