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CASSIDY VAN LEEUWEN "Sunny Blue Jacket"
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2024 FEB - FLECK FINE ART EXHIBITION

CASSIDY VAN LEEUWEN "Sunny Blue Jacket"

$6,000.00

60 x 40 inches

Acrylic Gouache on Paper

2023

My work in portraiture allows me to investigate my fleeting street infatuations. I look to paint and celebrate the pedestrian things that excite me - the sun, melanin, contemporary clothing, pattern, and the sky - but am seeking to navigate beyond the transient quality inherent in film photography. This is explored by going deeper with the portrait subject; creating connection through gaze, bolder mark-making, larger scale, and indulging in the visual splendour of dancing brushstrokes and high chroma.

The work communicates loudly using these tools, while maintaining a quiet strength to the portrait’s subject.

Cassidy is a Canadian painter and teacher with a 2014 BFA from Queen’s University as well as a 2018 Bachelor of Illustration from Sheridan College. Outside of elementary school instruction and painting, she teaches children and youth art classes within the community.


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