Drawing and painting with pencil, pen and ink, pastel, watercolor and acrylic is my artistic expression. Progression of my creativity has come through natural elements, classes with local teachers, studying with mentors and instructors, and self-teaching.
Inspiration allows me to compose works from my surroundings and moves me to create and develop my art through accumulative processes. Living on the West Coast and travels beyond motivates me to incorporate my affinity to nature, places and connections.
Referencing life experiences and representing elements of my mind’s reflections affects my themes. Emanating work from an emotional perspective to bring the spectator into a “mood” with natural and timeless subjects is a desire.
Gravitating to detail, yet feeling freed to assert fluid, expressive qualities and balancing color and light flows that intersect becomes a cornerstone. Choosing to depict complementary contrasts, harmonious value and clear, bold variations is a technique used.
Assembling subject matter that impacts me is an initial step to assist in the emergence of line and form. Then, my work becomes a meditation, in a manner, through ardent and cumulative markings to capture an essence of a moment.
Art Focus Artists' Association (AFAA) www.artfocusartistsassociation.com - go to link to website to see Virtual Show - Visions and Vistas.
Federation of Canadian Artists
- Western Sky Books/Gallery, Port Coquitlam (Group), ongoing-Oct 17
- Visions and Vistas (Group-w/AFAA-see website), Virtual - ongoing
- Place des Arts (Solo), Coquitlam, Sep-Oct '20
- City Hall (Solo), Port Coquitlam, Apr/May '19
- Poirier Library (Solo-w/PMAA), Coquitlam - Jan/Feb '19
- Central Library (Group-w/PMAA), Coquitlam - Dec '18
- Tri-Cities Kidney Dialysis Centre (Solo-w/AFAA), Coquitlam - Dec '18
- Hyde Creek Salmon Festival (Group-w/AFAA), Port Coquitlam - Nov '18
- Port Moody Art Association Shows (Group), Port Moody - Fall '17 & '18
- Farmer's Market (Duo-w/AFAA), Port Coquitlam - Jul-Aug '18
- Mike Farnworth's Office (Solo-w/AFAA), Port Coquitlam - Aug-Sep '17
- Roam Gallery (Group), Vancouver – Feb-Jul '17, Sep '18
- Art Explosion, Leigh Square (Group), Port Coquitlam - May '17
- The Gathering Place (Group), Port Coquitlam – Jan '17
- Gallery Bistro (Group), Port Moody – Feb-Mar '17
- Art Focus Shows (Group), Port Coquitlam – Fall '15-'18 & Spring '15-'17
- City Hall, Mayor & MLA’s Offices (Solo-w/AFAA), Port Coquitlam – Dec '15-Apr '16
- Martha's Restaurant (Solo-w/AFAA), Port Coquitlam - Oct '15
- Kaboom! (Group-w/City of Port Moody) - Apr '14
- Wiseman Studio of Art (Group), Coquitlam – May-Oct '13
Debbra (Debbie) L. Halyk belongs to the following groups: