South Atrium Exhibition
Liz was born in Fernie and credits her early childhood there to her affinity with nature. Her school age years were in Vancouver and she studied Art in Merchandising at Langara Collge.
Liz has been a resident of Kelowna since 1977. She has taken Interior Design at OUC and worked in that capacity. Since then she discovered the art of Calligraphy and remains active in the Kelowna Calligrapher’s Guild. As a member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, her work has been accepted in many juried shows, both in Kelowna and at Federation Gallery in Vancouver. Pieces in various mediums hang in collections in the Netherlands, Germany, United States, and across Canada.
Her work has been published on several occasions in “Summerset Studio” magazine and she has been commissioned to design logos for various organisations and businesses.
“Whether working in watercolour, acrylic, or mixed media, I enjoy the layering process, the glazing over or laying on, of many thin transparent layers of colour to create mystery and depth. I often integrate calligraphy into the layers, continuing to be amazed at the intuitive process and how a painting evolves. I have learned not to question the inspiration and often find confirmation for that expression upon completion of the work. Art allows me to experience the mystery of life. It becomes a communication vehicle for our spirit.”
-Liz VanGolen Vincent