It has been a while since I have written about my work. I am very excited about my new mini series Street Scapes of Niagara on the Lake! I have been focusing the last 6 to 8 months on two of my favourite Canadian artists C. A. Simard from Quebec and J.C.Roy from Newfoundland/ Labrador.
In this series, I have begun to incorporate aspects of Simard’s style into my work. It has been a great learning experience. I love his whimsical use of every day life in Canada in his work, his stylized people, his use of colour to create atmosphere. I have endeavoured in this series to incorporate his jeux de vie in my subject matter, using colour to create an up lifting feeling and creating images with wonky buildings and bustling people going about their daily lives!
I love the happy, energetic feeling expressed in Street Scapes of Niagara on the Lake!
PATRICIA HAFTAR: VISUAL ARTIST
The greatest influences on my art have been the Group of Seven, the Impressionists, Mondrian and Picasso. I love colour , movement ,texture and pattern. I like the play between texture and pattern to create interesting flow from one area to another. Using the impact of colour to enhance the elements in my work, be it realism or abstract. I integrate predominately these four elements to create a piece that is pleasing to my eye. My work stands out because of how I apply colour, texture, movement and pattern. These four elements of design have become the signature of each piece.