Elsie Gallinger


"I love to paint. Whether from a photo or from a memory I am focused on capturing that image onto a canvas. The landscapes of Canada’s beautiful country provide my inspiration, especially those in my area. Using oils, a painting knife and a canvas, I paint the colours and moods I feel in the landscape around me. I love the earth colours and I love the texture I get from using a knife. My paintings favour the impressionistic style. Through my series work I explore the concept that the same scene can be portrayed in many different ways subject to colours used, time of day, seasons, weather etc. My paintings explore the influence of man and nature in my world."