Connie Geerts

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Connie  Geerts

Artist's Statement
The iconic nature of trees, as a symbol of life and growth, continue to inspire me. They serve as a vehicle to express my love of colour play. My painting style draws its inspiration from the impressionists and my work as a video journalist. The brush strokes bring to mind the broken look of digital imagery, adding a completely contemporary feel to my work.

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Connie  Geerts Vibration

Vibration


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Connie  Geerts Vibration
Vibration

 
Connie  Geerts Crimson and Cream
Crimson and Cream

 
Connie  Geerts Dark Serenity
Dark Serenity

 
Connie  Geerts Family
Family

 
Connie  Geerts I Dream of Green
I Dream of Green

 
Connie  Geerts I See You
I See You

 
Connie  Geerts Ice King
Ice King

 
Connie  Geerts Mysterious
Mysterious

 
Connie  Geerts Red
Red

 
Connie  Geerts Room to roam
Room to roam

 
Connie  Geerts Shimmer
Shimmer

 
Connie  Geerts When the Blossoms Come
When the Blossoms Come

 
Connie  Geerts A Second Glance_ and it is 20x26 _1100
A Second Glance

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Connie  Geerts Fly with Me
Fly with Me

 
Connie  Geerts Out of the Blue
Out of the Blue

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Connie  Geerts Summer Green
Summer Green

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Connie  Geerts Three Bright Ones
Three Bright Ones

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Connie  Geerts

Connie Geerts

Connie Geerts Biography

Professional Development

2006 - Lost Wax Casting - Red Deer College - Red Deer, AB (Stephen Paul Day)
2005 - Glass Kiln Casting - Red Deer College - Red Deer, AB (Mark Abildgaard)
2004 - Design and Collage - Calgary, AB (Gerald Brommer)
2000 - Bronze sculpting and mold-making - San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
1999 - Symphonic Composition - Vancouver Academy of Art - Vancouver, BC, Canada
1995 - Painting and Art History - Paris and Montaiguet le Blanc, France
1984 - Advertising Art - Fanshawe College, London, ON, Canada

Solo Exhibitions

2006 - Arts on Atlantic - “Taking Root” Calgary, AB, Canada
2005 - Elevation 1309 - “Elemental” Canmore, AB, Canada
2005 - Centennial Gallery - “Reverberations” Calgary, AB, Canada
2005 - Martin Arts Gallery - “Paintings from the Hurons” Bayfield, ON, Canada
2004 - Centennial Gallery - “Lighthearted” Calgary, AB, Canada
2003 - Centennial Gallery - “A Matter of Perspective” Calgary, AB, Canada
2003 - Vicious Circle - “Quips from the Source” Calgary, AB, Canada
2000 - Cosmopolis Gallery - “Bright Ideas” Vancouver, BC, Canada
1999 - Cosmopolis Gallery - “Pick a Door” Vancouver, BC, Canada 1999 - Virgin Records - “Café Culture” Vancouver, BC, Canada
1999 - Taf’s Gallery - “Urban Immigrant” Vancouver, BC, Canada
1997 - The Old School House Gallery - “Other Beasts” Qualicum, BC, Canada

Selected Group Exhibitions

2008 - Calgary Warm Glass Guild, Roburto Osberg Gallery - Calgary, AB, Canada
2007 - Gibsons Fine Arts - Calgary, AB, Canada
2006 - Fosbrooke Fine Arts - (Two person show) Calgary, AB, Canada
2006 - Canadian Glass Show - West End Gallery, Victoria, BC, Canada
2006 - Glass Art Ass. of Canada - GAAC conference - Red Deer, AB, Canada
2005 - Woodlands Gallery - Winnipeg, MB, Canada
2005 - Alberta Scene, NOA - Ottawa, ON, Canada
2005 - Calyx Distinctive Arts - Calgary, AB, Canada
2004 - Western Showcase Art Auction - Juried - Calgary, AB, Canada
2004 - “Night of Artists” - Victoria, BC, Canada
2004 - Toronto Art Expo - Juried - Toronto, ON, Canada
2004 - Centennial Gallery - (Two person show) “Comes a Chinook” Calgary, AB
2003 - Artspace Gallery - “Fresh” Calgary, AB, Canada
2003 - Destina Gallery - (Two person show) Edmonton, AB, Canada
2003 - Prisma Gallery - Toronto, ON, Canada
2002 - Calyx Distinctive Arts - Juried - Calgary, AB, Canada
2001 - “Night of Artists” - Calgary, AB, Canada
2000 - Centre Fire Gallery - Bragg Creek, AB, Canada
1998 - Vancouver Island Sculptors Guild - Bamberton, BC, Canada
1997 - Art in Business - Victoria, BC, Canada
1997 - Rogue Gallery - “Bravo” Juried, Victoria, BC, Canada
1997 - Vancouver Island Sculptors Guild - Bamberton, BC, Canada
1996 - Sooke Art Show - Juried - Sooke, BC, Canada
1995 - Closet Studio - (Two person show) Victoria, BC, Canada
1994 - Le Marie - Montaguet le Blanc, France

Collections

Alberta Foundation for the Arts
CTV Television Broadcasting - Toronto, ON, Canada
CTV Television Broadcasting - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Delta Burke - Hollywood, California
Private Collections in North America, Europe and Australia

Bibliography and Media Coverage

2007 - Feature - Home and Garden Network - “That’s Clever”
2006 - Magazin’Art Biennial Guide to Canadian Artists
2005, 2006 - Full Page - NOA Magazine
2005 - Television Show - “Devine Design”
2005 - Television Show - “The Designer Guys”
2005 - Feature - Galleries West Magazine
2005 - Interview - CFCN News at Noon
2005 - Interview - CBC Radio- NOA mural
2005 - Feature - Watford Guide/ Forest Standard , ON Canada
2004 - National Television Commercial - Pizza Hut
2003 - Feature - “Where” Magazine - Calgary, AB, Canada
2003 - Movie of the Week - “The Great Goose Caper”
2002 - Television Series - “Tom Stone” (seasons 1 & 2)
2000 - Magazin’Art Biennial Guide to Canadian Artists
2000 - Vancouver Television - news feature
1999 - CTV Television - The Vicki Gabereau Show
1998 - Vancouver Television - interview
1998 - CHEK Television - “Nanaimo Report” feature
1998 - Shaw Cable - interview
1997 - CHEK Television - news feature
1997 - CHEK Television - “CHEK Around” interview
1997 - Shaw Cable - interview
1995 - CHEK Television - “CHEK Around” interview

Connie Geerts Description

Connie Geerts was born in 1965 and raised in rural Ontario, Canada. In 1985 she moved to the West Coast where she began her art career.

A passion for nature and a keen sense of colour are the guiding impulses behind Connie’s paintings. The Fauvists, Vincent Van Gogh and contemporary painter Wolf Kahn provide some of the inspiration for her brightly hued landscapes. Delicate brush work layered thinly in acrylics created lusciously coloured paintings of unique charm. “Through the use of colour and composition I establish a mood, giving a sense of time and place rather than an accurate representation of a geographical location.”

Connie has attended a number of professional development courses to increase her skills and to support her continuing growth as an artist. Now living in Calgary, Alberta, Connie Geerts is a member of the Centennial Gallery and the Calgary Artist’s Society.

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