Lindsay Marie Watsonwww.ArtPal.com/LindsayMarieWats
Lindsay Watson is a process-oriented artist, based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, who merges photographs of the small and large moments in her life with the lush expressiveness of oil paint, to create artworks that range in tone and scope from humorous to quiet, tender to fairytale-esque. Photographs of bus shelters in January, flowers dying in a suburban ditch, or a through-the-window glimpse of studio lights reflecting off a polished concrete floor, are all candidates for up-cycling in Watson's studio.
Particularly fascinating to this artist, is the way that photographs, (all her own, and either transferred directly onto the painting surface, or used as a visual reference), create a sense of shifting viewpoints when combined with expressive painting. The resulting juxtaposition creates a unique blend of landscape and mindscape, where documentary photographer meets Romantic landscape painter.
Since graduating from the BFA program at Ottawa U. in 2003, Watson had created several bodies of work, among them The Road More or Less Travelled, Interior Spaces, Rainstorm at the Guggenheim, Fireworks, Playing House, Night Skate, and New Year’s Day, that have been shown in diverse venues, including Cube Gallery, The New Art Festival, the West End Studio Tour, the OSA Gallery, The Toronto Art Expo, the Ottawa Art Gallery’s Art Rental and Sales, and The Agnes Etherington Art Rental and Sales in Kingston.