all images © 2016 Victoria Alexander

for more information please e-mail info@victoriaalexander.ca

 

STOLEN PAINTING

 


“I must see new things and investigate them. I want to taste dark water and see crackling trees and wild winds.” Egon Shiele

My work compels me to explore the significance of memory, images and experience, and their impact on my life. My materials are most often acrylic paint on canvas. More recently I have explored installation and kinetic sculpture. My work is constantly growing and changing and I allow myself to explore materials and ideas as they come. I especially love to draw and paint so the work presented here is predominately 2 dimensional, however I enjoy creativity in all its forms.

The floral images that I have painting have great meaning for me. In an increasingly difficult world these symbols give me a sense of hope, sort of a whistling past the graveyard action if you will. Not only are they powerful and resonant sexual images but they embody a vision that I have of the central importance of self. The petals spring out in from the source in answer to outsite stimulous when essential factors are present. Light, nourishment and water are metaphors for situation, status and self examination of a place in the world. The genre of painting flowers has a storied history as a feminist art form. From Georgia O'Keefe to Judy Chicago the forms and shapes of floral images have been imbued with great meaning, not only as the organic, voluptuous and sensual form but as symbols representing many different powerful feminine entities as in the Dinner Party. The act of having a dinner party is a clear statement. The invitees are strong feminist icons and the implication is that it is a place for women.

Most of the landscapes are done from images that I've sketched or painted in Algonquin Park - one of my favourite places to paint.

 
Remembering You
 

Incense

Riverbank

Liz

Mary

Dance Lines


At the Fish Camp


Dark Roses

Late Fall in the Ottawa Valley


Break Out

Falling Down

Obscured View

Trinity Redux

Quiet Moment


Iris in the Field

Trinity

Composition 1 - Frog

Composition 2 - Spider

Composition 3 - Bird

Maple

Rock Lake Road
Algonquin Park

Beside the Ottawa River

Madawaska River near Whitney

Galeairy Lake, Algonquin Park

Roadside in Winter

Blue Iris

Brown Iris

Purple Iris

Algonquin Country

Spring in Algonquin Park

White Iris


Portrait of Holly

Portrait of Sophie


Self-portrait  

Datura

On the Shore


Avenue


Apples and Tomatoes

Madawaska 1


Action Ritualization

Love I

Love II

Love III

Looking Towards
Lands End

The Caves at Hella Point

Rock Formation
at Hella Point

Hella Point I

Hella Point II

Hella Point III

Evening on the Camber

Red Boat

The Jetty at Sennen Cove

South Parade Pier

At the War Memorial

St. Ives

View of Merrickville

Roses 2

Portrait of Stephen Fearing

In the River


October - In Memory of
John Baker


My Garden

Morning Light

Deep Pool

Morning Light - study

Drax Power Station

Old Homestead near
Golden Lake - study

In the Woods

Daylilies

Red Roses

 


Evening at the Camp


Early Spring on the Ottawa

White Flowers

Peonies


Sand Point Lilacs

Gerbera I

Gerbera II

Michael's Flowers

Flowers for a Rainy
Afternoon


Orchid

Algonquin Park,

Poplars

Algonquin Park,
View from Otter Rock

Bell’s Corners

Summer Rain

Diner

Into the West

Drilling Rig 1


Drillinig Rig 2

Drilling Rig 3

This is a multi-media piece that I did for the Global Shoe Project. For more information please see
www.globalshoeproject.page.tl


Approach to the Kingdom

Approach to the Kingdom
(study)

Hwy5 - Late Evening

Fly Away

Three Graces Miss the Bus

Sentinals

Divided Highway

Sleepwalker

Driving Home