Vivian Harder, aldergrove BC Member Since January 2011 Artist Statement Vivian Harder, Artist
Vivian Harder has four passions, her family, her horses, her art and her friends. She lives on a farm in rural Langley with her husband where they raised their two children. The joy she feels while taking care of her sheep, horses, cats and dogs is so clearly reflected in her work, and she readily admits, has helped guide her career as an artist and graphic designer.
Vivian is also a certified overnight trail guide and a member of the Backcountry Horsemen of BC. This has allowed her to enter into a unique and intimate relationship with the natural wonders of the remote, pristine wilderness areas of BC. Her ability to view so much of the landscape from the back of a horse, and to sleep under the stars in close proximity with the creatures of the wild, has made a profound impression on her life.
Her extraordinary skill as an artist has enabled her to convey the beauty and wonders of her outdoor experiences to canvas in a way that moves one emotionally. It is her ability to bring the emotion of her heart to her art that has made Vivian one of the significant emerging natural artists in Canada today.
Vivian loves her art and has great fun creating it. She sees it as a vocation rather than work, it is her passion in life and her ultimate joy is in sharing it. This she does most effectively on canvas.
You are invited to review Vivian Harder's gallery of artwork at Thunderfoot Studio, during openings or by appointment at 24928 16th Ave, Aldergrove, BC.