Susan Woolgar, "Ice Wall," 2004, acrylic on canvas, 24" x 30".
ALBERTA: A Sense of Place/Chix in the Stix, group show with Susan Woolgar, Donna Jo Massie and Denise Lemaster, Oct 14-22, Stephen Lowe Art Gallery, Calgary
By Lee Bale
Trying to capture a moment or memory, such as dawn in a fog-laden forest, is the task that landscape artist Susan Woolgar has set for herself. She works her magic in pastels, watercolour and acrylic and creates serene vistas rich in texture, depth and mood. Her mixed-watercolour-media works demonstrate her versatility. These unfold with luminous layers of transparent washes on watercolour paper. Woolgar then re-enters her scenes, drawing in pastel, pencil, crayon and paint, juxtaposing a diverse assortment of hieroglyphs to evoke narrative and mystery. Born in Saskatoon, this long-time Calgarian studied at the Alberta College of Art & Design and is a popular teacher at Red Deer College. Woolgar’s fall show at Stephen Lowe Art Gallery with Donna Jo Massie and Denise Lemaster started when the collaborative trio hiked into Moraine Lake, Agnes Lake, Banff and the Kananaskis region as part of a painting adventure. –
Represented by: Artym Gallery, Invermere, BC; Stephen Lowe Art Gallery, Calgary, AB.