Primarily a self-taught artist working in acrylics, Wendy Russell enjoys the process of drawing and spending time developing the composition of each work. She paints the natural world, landscapes, seascapes and stylized florals. Playful, humorous, saturated with color, and presented in unique fashion, Wendy’s paintings are a delight to the senses.
She has been influenced by the works of Canadian artist, Lawren S. Harris (1885-1970), for his bold and vigorous depiction of the Canadian landscape. She is also influenced by American artist, Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986) and identifies strongly with Ms. O’Keeffe’s words on her art: “…I often painted fragments of things because it seemed to make my statement as well as or better than the whole could…I had to create an equivalent for what I felt about what I was looking at…not copy it.”
Wendy Russell’s works are in corporate and private collections across Canada and the United States.