Land On Fire – Solo Show
Paintings by Mary Lynne Atkinson

Urban Art Gallery
400 Queen Street East, Toronto

Exhibition dates November 2-25, 2017

Saturday November 4 from 2 PM to 5 PM

ASL paris 2014Welcome to Atkinson Artworks

For me the best compliment I have received was from an older gentleman viewing The Guardian. As he stood looking at the painting, he turned and told me that his career was in the Danish fisheries and he had spent a great deal of time in Northern Seas. He said “the water is exactly right – cold and darkly menacing”. I was thrilled – I had captured my personal perception and portrayed it. — Mary Lynne Atkinson

Mary Lynne AtkinsonMary Lynne Atkinson, B.A., Wilfrid Laurier University, Ontario Graduate Certificate Studio Process Advancement, Fleming College, is known as a landscape artist and portraitist. In 2014, she was awarded a bronze medal by the Société Académique d’Education -ARTS-SCIENCES -LETTRES. Her paintings  have exhibited in the Carrousel du Louvre SNBA Salon 2103 and 2012,, Palazzo Borghese in the Florence Design Fair, at the Toronto Art Expo, the Barrie Spring Art Tour and the Springwater Autumn Equinox Tour. Atkinson is an elected member of the Portrait Society of Canada, an associate member of the Society of Canadian Artists, and Bayside Artists. Her work is collected nationally and internationally.

The breadth and beauty of the wilderness is the inspiration for Mary Lynne Atkinson’s landscape paintings. Using plein aire sketches as the basis of her studio work, she creates artwork in oils and acrylic to convey her connection to the environment she finds in the features of the terrain.  Her inspiration is often from her immediate surrounding which creates the challenge of depicting the beauty of the physical world.

She is inspired by Sargeant, Manet, Van Gogh, the Group of Seven and so many others. Occasionally, she will paint an homage such as Madame X or the Dejeuner sur l’herbe with a local twist such as using a local model and park as the setting instead of Paris. Her technique and subject matter are diverse…

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