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  • Kim Kool

    Kim Kool

  • Sylvia Elliott

    Sylvia Elliott

In the Mix

Kim Kool
Sylvia Elliott

July 15 - September 17, 2017

Sylvia Elliott and Kim Kool create exquisite mixed media works that illuminate the conceptual layering innate within the human experience. Just as humans choose what to share and what to mask, so too do these inspiring artists.
In her efforts to discover new means of self-expression, Sylvia Elliott has worked with paint, encaustics, collage, mixed media and repurposed materials. Layering, for both aesthetic and symbolic purposes, serves the artist as a means to expose and conceal. Each element of her compositions lures the eye into the work, causing the viewer to find new discoveries amongst the veiled image.
Kim Kool embraces the inherent qualities of encaustic painting because it lends itself to experimentation, freedom and play. Her whimsical and luminous encaustic creations reflect her environment and come alive with layered detail and colourful vibrancy. Going beyond what is on the surface the viewer will see delicacy, strength, and fragility, colliding within the surface frames.

Conn-based artist Kim Kool holds a BA in Criminology and English, with a minor in Psychology, from St. Thomas University. She has been an encaustic artist for several years and has successfully run workshops with federally sentenced women, at-risk youth, adults with developmental disabilities, individuals living with addiction and mental health considerations. She has offered workshops at various galleries to both adults and children including the Durham Art Gallery. Her work is currently on display at various locations throughout Ontario.

Born in Germany, Sylvia Elliott grew up in Toronto where she studied Fine Art at York University. Her work has been exhibited in both group and solo shows in Canada and Australia and can be found in many private collections. She currently resides along Lake Huron near Tobermory and is a member of the Bruce Peninsula Society of Artists, the Milkweed Collective(Toronto), and the Santa Fe Gallery in Owen Sound. Elliott is represented by the Circle Arts Gallery in Tobermory.