Artist Statement

Caitlin Ambery Art | Smithers BC

“When the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art”

– Leonardo Da Vinci

Painting is a means by which I nourish as well as access a source of creative expression from within. Movement, light and colour reveal my passion for sharing the profound beauty and sacredness of life, with its complexity, mystery and hidden truths. The addition of people into my images encourages a sense of pilgrimage: the human journey of seeking, searching and hungering for deeper relationships with creation, creator and each other.

Layer upon layer my paintings emerge. Often my images will become quite dark, upon which I then wash sections of paint away in order to reveal portions of light within the initial layers. As Leonard Cohen said “There is a crack in everything, that is how the light gets in”.

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