Artist Statement

Gwen Day is a multi-faceted artist living near Carstairs, Alberta, Canada. Her talent and passion lie in capturing inspired moments in nature. She experiences great joy by painting ‘en plein air’ in oils (with palette knife or brush) or watercolour, or in her home studio with encaustic and mixed media; creating both representational and abstract art. She keeps her creative energy flowing with the flexibility of her use of these different mediums.

Gwen is motivated by the ever-changing light and moods she observes in nature which have always inspired her lifelong passion for fine arts. You know she is in her artistic element when her paintings pop with light, colour and strong composition. More recently, she has developed a strong interest in portraiture; this is something she dabbled in years ago while painting her niece but is now inspired by her beautiful grandchildren.

Observing what is being revealed to her, Gwen captures moments and hopes to share the emotional connection of the scene with her viewers. Her vision is to allow the energy of God’s creation to flow through her to the canvas and bring joy and peace to others through her art. Whether she is at home or traveling the world, this gifted artist shares her love for nature and the created world with purpose and passion. Regardless of which medium she chooses to work with on any particular day, her love for creating, adventures and lifelong learning is evident in every piece.