Sylvia Gamp’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 color and reflections. Later in the studio, these moments are then translated into an interpretation of how she sees and feels the scene. By painting these moments, she hopes to evoke similar feelings of passion, awe and serenity in the viewer.
The need for further expression has led Sylvia to experiment with different media and contemporary techniques, focusing on color, shape and line. Her fascination with different media 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. Sylvia has also been drawn to exploring issues of sustainability and the impact that our lifestyle has on the environment.
She has studied at Red Deer College Summer Series, ACAD, and numerous professional level artist workshops 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.