I was asked by Galerie Q this year to talk about Art in Design. It was a great opportunity to combine my Interior Design expertise with original art. As an artist, I take pride when an original piece of my art or a fellow artist's work is displayed with care in a client's home or place of business.
There will be a Group Artist showing at Gallery in the Attic, Peterborough, ON during the months of July and August 2014. I will have 4 pieces included in this showing. Reception is on July 17th 7pm - 10pm. Show begins July 1st and runs thru end of August.
My first solo show with new paintings at Dreams of Beans Cafe in Peterborough, ON. I am looking forward to meeting people at the opening reception on Sunday, September 18th between 12-2 pm.
Show runs Sunday, September 11th - Sunday, September 25th.
This show embodies my love of colour and texture and how they interact to create beauty within imperfection. Just as life is imperfect there is beauty that lies beneath the surface.
Visual artist, Angie Chapman, has amalgamated her design background and fascination with the interaction of colour into her art practice. Colour plays an important role in Chapman's work. She offers multiple points of entry, but leaves it to the viewer to pave their own course through the work.
By applying the Japanese Wabi Sabi aesthetic, which is centred on acceptance and integration of imperfection, Chapman conveys in her art, through colour and texture, the imperfections that surround us and the beauty within. Through colour, the artist encourages the observer to question and interpret the manner in which colour influences them personally.
From the artist; "Colour represents the jumping-off point from which the viewer can interpret my work through their own eyes. How does it make them feel? Perhaps it triggers a memory or a dream. Colour is like that. It is observed differently on an individual basis. Colour, like life, is imperfect. I find the imperfections add interest which, perhaps ironically, possess their own beauty and perfection."
Sine 1997 Angie Chapman has owned and operated her own design company in Peterborough, Ontario called Interiors Just For You.
Articles about her design practice have been published in journals throughout Canada. In 2007/2008 Chapman hosted a design segment on the CHEX Television network. In 2008 she was honoured with the first place Examiners Readers Choice Award. Angie was also the recipient of 2 Awards of Excellence for her 'creativity and excellence' in design.
Ms. Chapman has studied mixed media and visual art at the Art Gallery of Peterborough with Anne Renouf, as well as, independently studying art history. After years of working primarily with oil pastel media, Angie began studying with Canadian acrylic and encaustic artist, Victoria Wallace. In 2016, Angie was awarded an Exhibition Grant from The Ontario Arts Council for her show titled 'From Realism to Abstraction'.
Through her independent art practice, Angie employs her extensive professional design knowledge, while developing and exploring new media techniques.
Her works are held in private and commercial collections across Canada.