As It Happens
As It Happens
As It Happens
As It Happens

As It Happens

$60.00 CAD

My art is always changing, and from one painting to the next, you can see the shifts in visual language. The paintings that came before this one were beginning to explore the landscape-esque visuals that are present in this piece, but they were also combining it with other visual elements from earlier works such as masked layers, stripes, and geometric shapes and patterns. This painting was my first to fully embrace the landscape, while also adapting my layering techniques and using transparencies. I like the simplicity of this work, as it doesn’t expect anything from the viewer. You don’t need any special knowledge to appreciate it, you can simply enjoy the colours and composition. I used acrylic paint to create this work, beginning with a light purple background, and layering opaque and transparent shapes to create the landscape. Then, I layered oil paint lines on top using solidified oil paint sticks.

How to interpret

  • The composition of lines and shapes can be viewed as a landscape, combining the natural with the abstracted
  • The layered and varied colour opacities create visual depth from the two-dimensional canvas while the bold lines add movement, drawing the eye throughout 
  • Vibrant colours and rounded forms uplift the piece, imparting feelings of joy and buoyancy  

This fine art print has a limited edition count of 25 per size and material.

As It Happens
As It Happens
As It Happens
As It Happens

As It Happens

$60.00 CAD

My art is always changing, and from one painting to the next, you can see the shifts in visual language. The paintings that came before this one were beginning to explore the landscape-esque visuals that are present in this piece, but they were also combining it with other visual elements from earlier works such as masked layers, stripes, and geometric shapes and patterns. This painting was my first to fully embrace the landscape, while also adapting my layering techniques and using transparencies. I like the simplicity of this work, as it doesn’t expect anything from the viewer. You don’t need any special knowledge to appreciate it, you can simply enjoy the colours and composition. I used acrylic paint to create this work, beginning with a light purple background, and layering opaque and transparent shapes to create the landscape. Then, I layered oil paint lines on top using solidified oil paint sticks.

How to interpret

  • The composition of lines and shapes can be viewed as a landscape, combining the natural with the abstracted
  • The layered and varied colour opacities create visual depth from the two-dimensional canvas while the bold lines add movement, drawing the eye throughout 
  • Vibrant colours and rounded forms uplift the piece, imparting feelings of joy and buoyancy  

This fine art print has a limited edition count of 25 per size and material.

CREATED BY Mekayla Dionne

I grew up in a small rural town in Ontario, and moved to Toronto to pursue an arts education. I attended OCAD University and received a Bachelors of Art, majoring in Drawing & Painting, and soon after began working at a local non-profit called Art City in St. James Town.

At Art City, I work as the Program Manager and Arts Educator. I have continued my professional art practice since graduation, participating in various exhibitions and publications.

I discovered my love for abstract art while in University and have been continuing to experiment with composition and colour. I love to explore colour relationships, layering, and patterns to create interesting visuals. 

My art is always evolving into something new, but there are common threads that run through all of my paintings. When I paint I like to listen to a variety of music, but you can often find me listening to the Talking Heads, or Hozier.

Aside from painting or teaching, I love to cycle, go for walks, listen to podcasts, and watch movies.

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