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Lyrical Abstraction in Acrylics with Jane Appleby

North Vancouver
Sun, January 7, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Jane will be introducing attendees to the sometimes daunting world of abstraction.

She will be using a variety of techniques to create her piece and, explaining as she goes along, various techniques that can be used to achieve different results. From dry brushing, to wet on wet, to using different tools; Jane will cover a lot of ground in order to loosen people up and let their abstracts sing.

She will be using colour and technique application on a large canvas and showing the audience how abstraction is played out.

Space is limited and registration is required.
Please visit Opus North Vancouver or contact them at 604‑904‑0447 to register.

Jane Appleby is a prolific and intuitive artist who paints with the vigor of her love of life, inspired by the Canadian Landscape. She often paints outdoors in the tradition of the Canadian Group of Seven as well as producing large abstracts inspired by these expeditions.

She has been mentored by many artists including the late Robert Genn who coined her a “full member of the 37 Club; fast and purposeful painting in 37 minutes and 37 strokes”. She now teaches this method and offers videos of her process on YouTube: Jane_Appleby_Art.

The works of Van Gogh, Mondrian, Kandinsky and Rothko have been influential to Jane, as well as those of Canadian Painters: Emily Carr, BC Binning, Jack Shadbolt and Gordon Smith. She recalls being especially moved by seeing the original works of these artists in museums.

Jane’s favourite mediums are acrylic and oil although she is proficient in watercolours and mixed media. She is initially self taught and has furthered her studies at the Federation of Canadian Artists and Emily Carr University where she received a fine art diploma. Jane was born in the Czech Republic and immigrated to Vancouve r in 1969 with her parents and brother, Frank Pochyly, who also paints. She currently lives in Burnab y with her husband, some of their young adult children (five in total), a dog and two cats. She also frequents Galiano Island, a favourite painting destination. Jane enjoys quality time with nature especially on mountain and forest hikes, kayaking, and downhill skiing.

Jane is an active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists and has written several articles for the Art Venues Magazine for the FCA. She serves on the Gallery Committee at Port Mood y Arts Centre and instructs workshops at Coquitlam’s Place Des Arts. She also teaches watercolours for the Cunard Cruise Line and an after school children’s art program for the Burnaby School Board. Her artwork has contributed to many fundraising events including L’Arche Greater Vancouve r, St. Michael’s, Big Brothers and Empty Bowls in Burnaby.

Jane’s current focus is creating an emotional response to the landscape using expressive brushwork and colour transitions.


Lyrical Abstraction in Acrylics
Lyrical Abstraction in Acrylics
Lyrical Abstraction in Acrylics