Description View of backyard laundry in Kirkland Lake, Ontario. I have a great fascination with the colour and movement of an old tradition of hanging laundry out on a line on laundry day in favour of the dryer.
Diane Thompson, Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Canada Member Since March 2007 Artist Statement Raised in the Northern Ontario town of Kirkland Lake, my work is simply based on a love of the rugged rocks and beauty of Northern Ontario which had a profound effect on my work.
The clear air of northern skies doesn't filter the bright sun, so that everything you see takes on a much sharper clarity, and all of my images are perceived as having very sharp, clearly defined edges. The almost constant sun and deep blue skies made me aware of the stunningly bright colours of my surroundings and gave me a love of light and shadow, colour, textures and shapes.
I have come to love working in coloured pencil as it gives me more control over the fine linear detail that I am aiming for as well as the clean unmuddied colour that can be produced by layering.