Artist reception: Sunday, April 2nd from 1 to 4 PM
The artist looks back on 2 decades interpreting marsh and lake landscape for the record, populated with thousands of large and small water birds, and harriers, beaver, deer. And biped’s impact on land & water…
In transition for some time, the artist abandons in 2014 formal technique, traditional canons in painting.
Painted directly on canvas, transparent cotton polyester, the ‘banners’ hang limp or move with a slight breeze. Immediacy has become softened, is blurred.
For Helma’s acrylic icons e.g. pelicans, red winged blackbirds, snapping turtles and more, the supporting grounds range from driftwood, water seasoned planks from shipwrecks & cottages, washed up on secluded beaches -
Frantically doodling, 2016 Helma’s Coddiwomples emerge, small scale pen & ink drawings, in the vernacular ‘doodles’.
Old English verb - to coddiwomple is to travel purposeful toward a vague destination
About the artist:
Helma Rogge Rehders graduated from the School of Fine Art, University of Manitoba with BFA HONS. Helma lives year round at Boundary Creek in a marsh setting along Lake Winnipeg. Over thirty years painting resulted in a unique style authenticated by the H.RogueRaiders signature. She writes poetry about her neck of the woods and is the Bard at local 'folk nights'.
Helma is one of the founding members of the WINNIPEG BEACH ART + CULTURE/WINNBAC Co-op and created in 2002 the WAVE with the WINNBAC COOP first directors. Her poetry is published in VOICES, the LAKE WINNIPEG WRITERS’ GROUP journal.