There is beauty in the dark and in the struggle to obtain light.”
My paintings and mixed media artworks are a Visual Communication. It is my story. It is a fluid and ever changing exchange between the canvas and myself.
Goethe’s theory of colour has influenced me a great deal. He believed that colour is the automatic response to matter. Colour is the space between the unseen and the seen. An emotion before it is turned into a thought is a spiritual and non-representational headspace. Emotion is directly connected to colour. Expressing yourself in colour is a subconscious manner; spontaneously, without thinking produces something that is related to meditation.
My abstract work doesn’t usually reference recognizable form. Lately, inspired by works by Klimt, I have added figurative elements. The results are deconstructed to the extent that meaning is shifted and possible interpretation becomes multifaceted.
Currently I am also working on more conventional pieces to express myself in the world by painting heritage houses representing the eternal wish for mankind to find himself a safe haven, somewhere that one can truly be oneself. With this work I use these works to again emphasize the ever-seeking man. Especially in the lower mainland the wish to find the safe haven is the goal of many, realized by few.
- Van Dop Off-Site Gallery @Wild Rice Retaurant, Rivermarket, New Westminster
- “Expressions in Abstract” Deer Lake Gallery, 6584 Deer Lake, Burnaby, BC February 2015
- Painters at the Pier: Shipbuilders Square, North Vancouver, BC 2014
- “Celebration of Freedom” ,at “De Serre” at Pieter Callandlaan 258 a, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2014,
- “Outlines”, artwork inspired by bullying, Summerland Arts Centre, 2014
- 3rd Annual North Shore Art Crawl, Dandelion Studio 1069 Prospect Ave, North Vancouver, April 2014
- Aarps & Co gallery, Win Win gallery program, Arubastraat 1 Amsterdam 2-11 April 2014
- Teen Parent Art Program, at the North Shore Neighbourhood House resulting in a beautiful arched window displaying their art. Project by Iris Low and Therese Lydia Joseph. 2013 – 2014
- Art in the Atrium , North Vancouver, BC 2013
- Jan de Kok Gallery, Acrylic veiling techniques, 1991
- “Windows on Culture” a group exhibition, Showing “Faces of the North Shore” collaborative work with Therese Lydia Joseph, Ferry Building, 1414 Argyle Avenue, West Vancouver, BC March 2015
- Van Dop Gallery, New Westminster
Arps and Co fine arts,Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- Xanadu Gallery, Scottsdale,
- Art Rental Program & Sales,
White Rock, BC
- Federation of Canadian Artists Gallery, Granville Island, Vancouver
- Award, Commemorative mural 75 years North Shore Neighbourhood House 2014. City of North Vancouver Grant
- Don S. Williams Grant Award 2013 Faces of the North Shore Project 2013
- City of North Vancouver Grant Award, Arts Office – Teen Parent Project called Back Door Artists
Portraits and Figures” Carolyn Edlund, Artsyshark,
Iris Low, Intimate Colour Fields, Michel Corbin, ArtBookGuy
World Fine Art Professionals and their Key-Pieces, 10 – Iris Low “ This Is Now” online art magazine, The Netherlands:
“Marbella Marbella – Adelante!, a safe haven of arts and culture” online art magazine, Spain
“Back Door Artists” Arts Office of the North Shore