A Celebration of Colour and Abstraction | Francis Friesen

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The ECU grad will present a solo show of works created with alcohol inks at Place des Arts in Coquitlam.


Jan 11, 2019 – Feb 09, 2019

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Opening Reception | January 11, 7 – 9pm

When one has been making art for many years, it is exciting to discover a new medium, theme or expression that rekindles a passion for art. For Francis Friesen, that inspiration came in November 2016 with the discovery of alcohol inks.

Friesen was uplifted by the fluidity and magic of intermingling colours and the ability to manipulate them in creative ways. She loves the jewel-like quality of the inks and the unexpected visions that come to the fore as she plays with the material, which lends itself well to abstraction. Friesen chooses a group of colours that work together and drops them on the paper to let the image emerge. Then, she judges the balance of colour and composition and manipulates the inks with various tools, brushes and air to achieve a finished art piece. Friesen hopes the viewer experiences the same joy and pleasure as she has in exploring and playing with this medium.

Francis Friesen is an artist and fly fisher based in New Westminster and an artist at the 100 Braid Street Studios. Follow her on Instagram or visit her website.

Visit the Place des Arts website for full details about the exhibition.