Sylvia’s love of nature and passion for the outdoors inspire her to paint. Whenever she is outside 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 feelings of passion, awe and serenity.
Besides traditional watercolour, Sylvia experiments with different media and contemporary techniques, often focusing on variations in colour, shape and texture. Her curiosity and fascination in finding new kinds of expression have led her to collage, pastels and acrylics. Besides landscapes, Sylvia enjoys painting abstract expressions, florals and urban vignettes. More recently Sylvia has begun exploring issues of sustainability and the impact that our lifestyle has on the environment. She is working on several series which reflect these ideas.
Sylvia enthusiastically embraces learning and opportunities to improve her skills and knowledge through workshops and classes. In art as in life, the more you know, the more you realize how much more there is to learn. This is what makes painting so fascinating to Sylvia and why no two paintings can be alike. She has studied at ACAD, Red Deer College Summer Series, and under numerous professional artists.
Sylvia is an active member of the Calgary Community Painters Society, the Federation of Canadian Artists, Parkdale Art Club and shows her work at other groups and venues. She would be happy to discuss your ideas for a commission.