Patricia Falck has been quietly painting for several years. She is a painter with a contemporary vision, painting abstract landscapes and floras with bold colour and expressive brushstrokes.
She creates from her home studio in Langley, British Columbia. She feels fortunate to live and work in the beautiful Fraser Valley. Over time she has come to realize how much the countryside that surrounds her has contributed to the part of her that is an artist.
The studio is Patricia's place for solitude, contemplation, and discovery. It is here that Patricia designs paintings that invite the viewer to boundless contemplation. Patricia creates paintings in which the viewer can participate – the more they look at her worlds of colour, the more she hopes that they will come to see. Patricia’s paintings are a form of quiet thinking, an internal process.
As a young girl, Patricia had a shoebox full of crayons and spent hours colouring pictures. This love of colour has stayed with her. Nature’s colours are the greatest influence on Patricia’s work. She believes that, “colour is a power, which directly influences the soul.”
Patricia paints with oils. She works quickly. The purpose for her art is to paint freely and openly, so that she can explore possibilities that become apparent to her throughout the painting process. She does not have a set methodology; rather she takes great liberties with details and paints for the sake of the process.
Patricia paints what she loves and what she knows inside. Patricia feels that her commitment as an artist is to focus on her creative process and make art that shows her enthusiasm and passion for the magic and beauty of painting.
Patricia has studied at Emily Carr University of Art and Design, and the Vancouver Academy of Art. She is an active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, and worked as Artist in Residence at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery in Fort Langley.
Showing now in Gallery n. 204 as part of our Canadian Landscapes exhibition: