TRURO – Truro native Jen Powers is this month’s featured artist at the MacLellan & Moffatt Financial Gallery in the Margold Cultural Centre.
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Truro native Jen Powers is this month’s featured artist at the MacLellan & Moffatt Financial Gallery at the Marigold Cultural Centre. A number of Powers’ works, including this one titled Salty Sea, will be on display until the end of the month. An opening reception begins at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 11.
‘Colour Lust’ will feature Powers’ emerging work, primarily in acrylics. She often employs bold colours and incorporates textures and small objects into her work.
An artistic child, Powers has been painting semi-professionally for a number of years. The artistic lifestyle has taken course as Powers’ father, Pat, is also an artist and has influenced her creativity since childhood. Works by Leonardo Di Vinci, Frank Frazetta, Ken Danby and Alex Grey have served to inspire Powers.
As well as the type of work she has prepared for this show, Power also has affection for doing pencil portraits, body painting and murals.
“I try to keep my subject and style diverse,” she said in a news release. “I feel that this grants me an artistic freedom and doesn't box me in to any one genre. I simply paint what I feel. I take something that inspires me and create something that matches that feeling.”
Power said she enjoys working with many mediums and different painting styles. She tends to focus on using bold colours and creating pieces that stand out.
“I love using color to create different moods and atmospheres. The use of color dramatically impacts my own life, which naturally transfers into my work.”
Wanting to expand her horizons and try new styles and mediums, Powers also plans to enjoy life through art.
“The therapeutic use of color dates back thousands of years, and can have a profound and healing effect. Each colour found in the visible light spectrum has its own wavelength and its own frequency, which produces a specific energy.
“Much of my inspiration for the work created for this show has been through a brief education of sacred geometry, colour therapy, and my own personal experiences and emotions.”
An opening reception will be held at the gallery from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Sept. 11.
For more information, contact the Marigold at 897-4004.