16 - 28: "Grace"
by Laura Higgins
open: 2 - 7 Tues - Fri.
11 - 5 Saturday and Sunday
Reception: Saturday April 20 from 1- 4 pm.
Toronto artist Laura Higgins has been creating
vibrant acrylic paintings for fifteen years. Laura exhibits regularly in
solo and group exhibitions in Toronto, Markham and Stouffville and has
won awards for her paintings in juried shows. Many private collections
in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom feature her work, including
Artist’s Statement – “Grace”
Much of my recent work has been created as
a way of finding hope and peace within the experience of loss. Most of
the images are based on personal experiences where I have felt a sense
of connection with something greater than myself or caught a glimpse of
hope amidst the darkness. Many paintings attempt to reveal the “extraordinary”
nature of everyday moments in light of the changeability of life. Loss
can infuse memories of these moments with meaning and beauty. For instance,
the painting, Love’s own, depicts a time of light and laughter that I later
recognized as an instance of grace, a quiet message. My personal need to
believe in the “next” life and the desire to be reunited in that life with
loved ones is another theme that appears in some of my work. Light
has always played a major role in my paintings, but in this body of work,
it is even more important as an expression of blessing, of faith, of love,
Bridge: Acrylic/canvas 36" x 24"
Changing: Acrylic/canvas 30" x 40"
Love's own: Acrylic/canvas 32" x 14"
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see in higher detail
"Hope's Answer" 24 x 36. Acrylic on canvas
"The Dream" 30 x 48. Acrylic on canvas.
"Untitled" 12 x 24. Acrylic on canvas.