Watercolour painter Carolyn Schissler's aim is to connect people to a landscape through her work. Carolyn's heartwarming paintings will stir memories of your favourite camping trips or vacations by the sea.
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8319 Concession 3, Uxbridge
I began painting on a fisher-price table in my parents’ living room at a very young age. I’ve always loved creating. My medium of choice has changed over the years from watercolour to acrylic, mixed media to pastels, photography to ink. However, watercolour has always tugged at my heart strings.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Painting landscapes became the main focus of my art six years ago. Majoring in environment studies at university, gave me a deep appreciation for our natural world. The more I learned about how intrinsically complicated our biogeochemical cycles are, the more I was drawn to the beauty of my natural surroundings.
At the same time, I had moved to the first city I had ever lived in. Being more separated from nature than I ever had been before, I longed for strolls through the forest and grass under my feet.
By then I had began travelling to new and exotic places. From the lush vegetation of the Amazon rain forest to the clear blue water of Lake Louise, our world took my breath away. After each trip, I returned home more infatuated with our Earth.
While working in a non-related field, I found myself craving a connection to the environment. I began painting almost exclusively Canadian landscapes to pay homage to the beautiful nation I call home.
To learn more about my environmental work, check out my personal website
I aim to connect people to a landscape with my work. Whether that’s a national park they’ve always wanted to visit or a shoreline that reminds them of their favourite campground. Being more mindful of our environmental impact can be naturally fostered through appreciation for our natural world.
Are you connected to a place? Maybe somewhere you grew up, where you got married, your favourite family camping spot, the town your grandparents lived in.