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skog painting: Dreams of the Sungod

Dreams of the Sungod acrylic on canvas 38 x 50 in.

Weather of the Heart

An exhibition of new
acrylic on canvas

Bugera Matheson Gallery
10345 124 St.
Edmonton, AB

Opening June 4

and continuing to
June 18, 2022

This will be a solo show of
more than twenty paintings

Paintings range in size
from 16 x 20 in.
to 77 x 34 in.

Like the weather, art is an experience. It is intended to take you to another sphere where words are not the native language. Dreams of the Sungod is unusual in that it verges on still-life representation. Typically my work searches for an element of mystery as the paintings subtly approach image without becoming anything at all, so that in striving for conceptual meaning the viewer is gently turned back to the purely aesthetic experience.

the art studio under construction

studio of Victoria artist Wendy Skog

Presently there is a different kind of creativity going on in the studio. It involves re-organizing the paintings, building some shelves, unpacking the boxes, installing a sink, adding some protective material to the floor, replacing the lighting, etc. We did hang 37 paintings in the house so that freed up some space in the studio. But it is going to take some time before I can paint. There is hopefully an end to everything that needs to be done when you move.

Edmonton Gallery

Recently I was accepted into the Bugera Matheson Gallery in Edmonton, located at 10345-124 St. in the Edmonton gallery walk district. The prairies are a familiar environment that had an initial impact on my painting. Certainly my palette has been enriched by the ultramarine prairie skies, the golden amber wheat fields, even the color of Alberta spring mud -- the neutral colors are always needed to make the bright ones really sing. I am one of the artists featured in the August 2018 art walk represented by the Bugera Matheson Gallery.

title of artshow

Edmonton Artwalk August 8 - 25 2018

a new exhibition opportunity

I am pleased to announce the inclusion of my artworks by the SOMA gallery in Vancouver. I am looking forward to showing my work there and to developing new associations with Vancouver friends and patrons of the arts.

SOMA Gallery in Vancouver

The elegantly designed gallery has become a touchstone in the dynamic arts community taking root in the South Main district of Vancouver, which has itself been bolstered by the migration of some of the city’s top galleries into adjacent neighborhoods. South Main Gallery has established itself as an integral part of this vibrant community, and offers a wide range of contemporary art, featuring works by emerging, mid-career and established Canadian and international artists. Located at 279 E 6th Ave., Vancouver B.C.

abstract painting THE BLUE HOURS W. Skog

The Blue Hours acrylic on canvas 48 x 71 in.
© W. Skog

The Blue Hours

new work
by wendy skog

opening reception:
September 10, 2016
7 - 9 pm.

continues to Sept. 29

Martin Batchelor Gallery
712 Cormorant Street
Victoria BC
open Monday to Saturday
10 am to 5 pm

paintings on canvas
monoprints on metal

Although I am always supported by a base of previous achievement that provides continuity, I try to be watchful of new tracks to explore. It's what keeps the process alive for me. This exhibition provides some insight into my explorations resulting in a somewhat eclectic solo show. Yours to enjoy in all the mysterious wonder I encountered. At Martin Batchelor Gallery.

Sept. 10 to Sept. 29

painting: WANDERLUST
Wanderlust acrylic on canvas 16 x 16 in. © W. Skog

Metchosin International Summer School of the Arts

Aspects of Abstraction

Missa Weekend Workshop
July 2016 W. Skog

At the Lester B. Pearson College of the Pacific.

A mixed media approach to abstract painting will provide greater intensity and compelling interest in any finished piece. The course will focus on incorporating the painting techniques of texture, dry-brush, and glazing, three skills that can synergistically enhance abstract painting adding a tactile element to surface rendering. The visual study of textures in nature, architecture, and formalism will be some sources of inspiration. Suitable for all levels.

Registration is now open on the Missa website.

Celebrating International Women's Day
The Didi Society presents:
an art exhibition and sale

You are invited to attend

Experience a unique exhibition of fine art from many of Victoria's emerging and well known artists. A great opportunity to grow or begin your collection in support of the Didi Society.

At the Belfry Theatre 1291 Gladstone Ave. Victoria
Opening reception featuring a performance by
Jeremy Loveday

March 4th, 5:30-8:30 pm.

March 5th & 6th 12:00-5:00pm.

Waiting for Autumn acrylic on canvas 9 x 12 in.
© W. Skog

on exhibit until Monday March 7

Included in the Love at First Glance show at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Massey Gallery are:

digital monoprint on metal: MAKE THE SKY FOREVER BLUE

Make the Sky Forever Blue
pigment ink on metal
8 x 10 in.
© W. Skog

digital monoprint on metal: Zipper

pigment ink on metal
8 x 10 in.
© W. Skog

abstract drawing: EVERYBODY LOVES BLUE

Everybody Loves Blue oil on metal 16 x 20 in.
© W. Skog
I think of works like these as drawings as the entire field is created with line, quite different from my acrylic canvases.

The Best of the Best

The AGGV Massey Gallery is doing something unique this holiday season. They invited 20 "exceptional", local artists to participate in their annual Christmas Show, artists with successful affiliation with the Rental & Sales program. Isn't that interesting? You will see 2 or 3 of my oil drawings (see left) as well as work from other invited artists. The show or what's left of it after the opening on November 26, 2015 continues to January 4, 2016 .

the best of the best show

Art Show Sept 11, 2015

My solo show at Michelangelo Gallery featured work under the show title Lyrical Abstraction: At the opening with one of my paintings, a seahorse, and another artist.

skog at the opening of Lyrical Abstraction
painting LONG WEEKEND 56 x 41 in. W. Skog

Long Weekend acrylic on canvas 56 x 41 in.
© W. Skog SOLD

opening at
Michelangelo gallery

Lyrical Abstraction
paintings and artist proofs
W. Skog

Opening Reception:
September 11, 2015 from 6 to 9 pm.
Artist in attendance.
September 11 to October 2, 2015.
17th Ave SW Calgary Alberta

artworks exhibited at Michelangelo Gallery

The painting Lullaby
at the Michelangelo Gallery
paintings from the grand opening of the gallery
March 26 - May 3, 2015

photo of paintings at Michelangelo gallery

Two of my paintings on exhibition at the Michelangelo Gallery: Beauty and Morality in the foreground, and Lullaby in the background.

I am pleased to announce that the new Michelangelo gallery in Calgary has taken my artwork for exhibition. Their grand opening and debut of prominent Canadian artists is Friday, June 5, 2015, from 5:30 to 9 pm.

Doubletake show at the AGGV

new oil and mixed media paintings on metal
March 26 - May 3, 2015

art works exhibited at the AGGV

Here I am at the opening of Doubletake in good company with my painting Ludwig's Ninth which of course was Beethoven's piece, Ode to Joy. It is the central feeling behind all of these paintings which I consider to be more like drawings. Abstract drawing is one of my favorite practices. These works were all created on metal plates. They were a great departure from my previous painting process in the medium of acrylic on canvas. I do beleive these drawings will influence subsequent paintings and am delighted to begin in a somewhat new direction!

photo of the artist at the art exhibiton opening

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