About the Artist
Painterly, bold, expressive strokes of paint – representational and abstract – capture the essence of Gerry Hogaboam’s chosen subject in watercolour and acrylic. Gerry’s technical skill and personal style continue to develop through daily painting and intensive studies, since 2006, at the Haliburton School of Art & Design and workshops. For the past 10 years, Gerry’s paintings were at the Rails End Gallery in Haliburton, her former studio Tall Trees on Redstone Lake, the Haliburton Summer Studio Tour de Forest, Art on the Dock, the Artists of Haliburton Highlands publication, and frequent juried shows. Gerry actively supported the arts in her community as member of the Board of Directors and Volunteer Coordinator at the Rails End Gallery, and donor to local fundraising initiatives. A retired educator, she derived inspiration from the rugged scenery surrounding her studio on Redstone Lake. Recently located to Loyalist township, Gerry is excited to paint her impressions of a new landscape as she becomes integrated into a new artistic community. As an active member of various art associations – Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour (associate), East and Central Ontario Art Associations, Bath Artisans, Greater Napanee Area Art Association, and VAGA – Gerry hopes to continue to share her joy in life and her passion for creating.
A believer in artistic growth, I am undaunted by experimentation and its possible ensuing failures as I move forward in my art journey to produce exciting results. My paintings record my reaction to a subject not its physical reality; vibrant colour, pattern and textures reflect my intuition and joy of process as I discover my unique voice. Extensive travel and living abroad have made me a proud Canadian. Through my art – narratively or abstractly – Canada’s diversity is a motif: ethnical, geographical, historical, etc. Recently relocated, I am eager to capture the diversity of eastern Ontario in paintings bursting with new life and energy.