Feb 26th to March 29th 2021
In my search for a personal language in painting, my work evolved towards the non-objective and non-figurative imagery. We all live within an inner world of images, thoughts and memories that shift continually, evoking a rich texture of feelings and mood. Sometimes images arise vividly in our mind and spark a chain of thoughts and ideas. Those ideas come to focus and expression in form, color and texture which I use to express a deeper spiritual and intimate relationships between those elements.
Claire Cohen obtained a M.Ed in Counselling and Art Therapy and her BFA in Visual Arts from the University of Ottawa. Since 1978, she has held various solo and group shows primarily in Eastern Canada. Her work has been displayed in public buildings and private collections in Canada and the United States. Claude Breeze, Ken Lockhead, Leslie Reid, and George Gladhill are among Cohen’s influential teachers who left a mark in her work as an artist. She continues to paint in her home studio here in Vancouver, BC.