Special to The Lake Report
The works of Kimberley Laspa will be featured in an upcoming solo exhibit titled “Lines in Nature” in the Joyner Gallery of the Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre from March 30 to April 30.
The show provides viewers with the artist’s vision of various landscapes, including the countryside, mountains and escarpment.
Laspa uses black outlines in some of her works to bring out the brightness of colourful vistas.
“When I create my abstract versions of nature, my focus is on line, shape and colour. I transfer my drawings to the canvas, choosing just the right size and orientation to suit,” she says.
“I don’t always have a plan for the colours immediately. It comes to me. I usually put down two coats for good opaqueness. Outlining the shapes in black brings out the vibrancy of the colours,” she adds.
Her desire for painting comes from a love for expressing and portraying what she sees in nature and she derives inspiration from her travels and local scenery – and other artists.
She hopes each viewer sees something different.
“I would like people to look and think about the simple shapes and the colours and how they might feel about it.”
The opening reception for Laspa’s show is Sunday, April 2, from 2 to 4 p.m.
Information about the show can be found at niagarapumphouse.ca/