I delight in playing with colour and light which give me the motivation to paint the familiar from my personal perspective. The bold application of colour over an intense underpainting is my approach to each canvas.
I've been influenced by the Impressionists, who first interpreted the familiar by making subtle artistic suggestions. My favoured subject matters range from spectacular vistas of seas and skies, lakes, rolling foothills and rugged mountains, to more gentle images of reflective water, wildflowers and still life.
During my travels from sea to sea to sea in Canada, and beyond, I have sketched and photographed the places I have been and the colours I have seen. These images, from the farm landscapes of my youth to the magnificent colours and shapes of the wider world provide ongoing inspiration for my paintings.Phyllis Anderson