'Nostalgic Warmth of Autumn'
acrylic on canvas - featured at the Elora Mill Hotel & Spa 48" x 48"
'Rustic Sunset Glow'
Acrylic on canvas - featured at the Elora Mill 30" x 30"
acrylic on canvas, featured at the Elora Mill 36" x 48"
'Find Pleasure in the Silent Trees'
acrylic on canvas 30" x 30"
Meet Vera Kisseleva
Earlier this year, this exhibition at the Elora Centre for the Arts featured Russian Canadian artist Vera Kisseleva, celebrating how the forest can harken our best memories
Have you ever experienced a moment when an unfamiliar or new place looks and feels so familiar? Artist Vera Kisseleva explores the essence of familiarity and its intangible and magical way of bringing us back to happy memories. “Sometimes I’m walking in nature and the way the light is filtering through the upper tree branches triggers a memory for me – usually it reminds me of camping with my family or that quiet peace that comes with the setting sun” says Kisseleva, a Russian-born Canadian artist now living and working in her studio in Fergus, Ontario.
Kisseleva’s bold and vibrant paintings focus on trees and the changing seasons. “I am fascinated with the drastic differences between the Canadian seasons” she says. “Each season brings something extraordinary to our lives and affects our feelings, emotions and wellbeing”. In Kisseleva’s new exhibition at the Elora Centre for the Arts, ‘Making the Unfamiliar Familiar’, the artist represents the seasons and hopes you will see glimpses from your own experiences and memories within her work. “Spring teaches us to hope, summer reminds us to be outside and feel alive, winter encourages us to slow down and reflect” says Kisseleva. “I believe that Autumn is the most spectacular time of year, the quiet whisper in the breeze, the rustle of dry leaves and the beautiful view of the reflection in an autumn lake – it evokes such nostalgia of our best and brightest memories, as summer comes to a close and a new chapter begins” she explains.
Vera Kisseleva is an established award-winning artist best known for her paintings inspired by the Canadian landscape. She is also a member of the annual Elora Fergus Studio Tour and Elora Plein Air Festival. Her pieces are in collections all across the globe.
For more information about the exhibition and the artist please visit our website at https://eloracentreforthearts.ca/exhibition-making-the-unfamiliar-familiar-by-vera-kisseleva/
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