Sylvia’s love of nature and passion for the outdoors inspire her to paint. Whether walking, hiking or skiing, she is often moved by the landscape, the interplay of light and shadow, and how this affects colour and reflections. By painting the beauty of nature, she hopes to evoke similar feelings of passion, awe and serenity in the viewer.
Curiosity has led Sylvia to experiment with different media and contemporary techniques, focusing on colour, shape and line. Her fascination with different media and manners of expression has led her to new forms of expression in acrylic and mixed media. In addition to the landscape, Sylvia enjoys painting abstract expressions, the figure, and urban vignettes. More recently, Sylvia has begun exploring issues of sustainability and the impact that our lifestyle has on the environment.
Sylvia has studied at ACAD, Red Deer College Summer Series, and been mentored by a number of professional artists.
Sylvia is an active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, the Leighton Art Centre, the Calgary Community Painters Society, the Parkdale Art Club and also shows her work with other groups and venues. Sylvia would be happy to discuss your ideas for a commission.