Elaine Tweedy

Raised in rural Alberta, Elaine Tweedy hails from a long line of family artistic talent. Her natural creativity has been further enriched through art studies with Eileen Raucher Sutton of SuttonArt, and the University of Alberta. She gained membership in the Federation of Canadian Artists in 1989. She also holds a membership with the Alberta Community Art Clubs Association which presented her with the Jean Stephenson Scholarship Award in 1993. In 1994, a reproduction of Elaine's painting Johnson Lake Looking West was chosen for inclusion in the publication 24 Heroic Journeys by author Dr. Shall Sinha. This was painted on location in Banff National Park. Elaine's watercolour painting, 3 Pears and a Scarf II, won first prize in the Advanced category in the Open Art Competition in Spruce Grove, Alberta, in 2003.

Elaine's participation in group and solo shows continues to expand. Her works are rapidly gaining recognition, having been featured in fine art galleries in Banff and currently in Edmonton, Calgary, St. Albert, and Camrose, Alberta. Elaine's paintings are included in many private, corporate and government collections in Canada, the United States, and Asia.

Elaine is a multi-media artist. Her works combine realism and impressionism. Bold, rich colours capture the vibrancy of flowers, the power and splendour of the Rocky Mountains and rolling foothills, from prairie landscapes and the delicate radiance of flowers to captivating street scenes. With a penchant for painting en plein-air, Elaine has spent endless hours hiking into mountain areas to study and capture the wilderness ambiance. From her country home near Spruce Grove, Alberta, she has explored many areas of the Province and beyond to locate those "special" scenes and recreate them in perpetuity on canvas.

ARTIST STATEMENT

Nature is resplendent in a kaleidoscope of colour, so often unseen by a chaotic world too busy to stop and ‘look up'. If we fail to take notice of the wonder of our natural environment, I fear there will be less effort put forward to preserve this heritage for future generations. In my works I try to emphasize bold, rich colour....to capture the vibrancy that my eyes see when I stroll through a garden, hike along a mountain trail, or look across a field of freshly mowed hay. It is my hope that others will be inspired to stop and ‘look up'.


EDUCATION
1990-99 SuttonArt, Eileen Raucher Sutton, BFA, MFA
1992-95 University of Alberta Workshops
1991-92 Rural Education and Development Association

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2003-02 Children Playing With Paint and More, Allied Arts Council
2009-01 Business of Art, Various Art Organizations
2003-02 Adult Acrylic Painting
2002-00 Painting in the Garden, Allied Arts Council

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2004 Misericordia Community Health Centre, Edmonton, Alberta
2003 Scotia Place, Edmonton, Alberta
2001 My World, Special-T-Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
1995-2000 The Westin Hotel, Edmonton, AB
1997 Little Church Gallery, Spruce Grove, Alberta
1996 Prairie to Peak, Marika Fine Art, Banff, Alberta
1988,1991 Civic Centre, Leduc, AB

The artwork of Elaine Tweedy is represented by Rowles & Company Ltd., Alberta's Corporate Gift & Art Gallery, in Edmonton and Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

 

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