Lynn Laabs


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3759 Old Barry's Bay Rd, Barry's Bay
Second house on the right from Hwy 60

My formal education in Fine Art taught me a great deal and by experimenting with various mediums I learned something about myself. I discovered that I had a passionate desire and commitment to show colour in all its prismatic glory. I like to use vibrant and subtle bursts of colour to interpret the world with vivid imagination as I try to present a perception of what was observed. I compose my resin pieces and pendants to convey an emotion, memory or mood. I want others to feel the sensations that colours generate.

The experimenting was also a search for something to bring those colours to life in all their kaleidoscopic fervor and soft poignant elegance. The search led to resin. I began using resin to enhance my colour scheme and soon discovered that resin is very versitile. Resin can be shaped, layered and molded. I use its flow and its peculiar nature to represent water or the movement of clouds. I often incorporate what nature offers me into my art. Flowers, mushrooms and butterflies have found a place in my pendants and resin peices. I harvest, clean and dry them to be placed on my resin "canvases".

People are my galleries. I have pieces throughout Canada and the United States, as well as, Europe, Jamaica, China and Japan.    

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