Penny Gunderson is an emerging visual artist who lives in southern Alberta. Her work features portraiture and figure work in encaustic, mixed media.
I love exploring the complexity of nature and how it leaves an imprint on the human experience.
I like the definition of art as ‘making special’ that implies taking care and doing one’s best to produce objects the are accessible, striking, resonant, and satisfying to those who take time to appreciate them.
Being immersed in the natural world, observing the quality of light and shadows, and painting en plein air continues to be my joy and inspiration.
Inspired by the Impressionists, Lisa injects brilliant light into her paintings and uses vibrant colors.
n 2012 I revisited oil after decades painting primarily with acrylic. My studio work has evolved toward experimenting with oil and cold wax in a mixed media approach to explore its efficacy for conceptual painting.