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April Dyck – emerging artist – Studio Tour

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April Dyck is a contemporary painter with an artistic style that is uniquely original to her. A self-taught emerging artist whose colourful paintings include abstract, representative and figurative subjects.
ARTIST BIO
April Dyck is a self-taught emerging artist living in the Comox Valley for the past 10 years. Her contemporary paintings people are saying is uniquely original to her.

Her work includes abstract, representative and figurative subjects. April’s paintings are luminescent achieved by the layering of many colours. Each painting is completed with drawn lines to isolate the colours and to emphasis contours. She is known for her playfulness with perspective and enjoys exploration of plastic space on a flat surface.

Over the years nothing has been sacred from April’s paintbrush. She has painted murals on windows, walls, buildings and even her 1979 diesel VW Rabbit Car.

April Dyck’s painting process includes thumbnail sketches, studies and preparing platforms for a painting. She prefers using oil paint because of its proven endurance, but also works in acrylic and watercolours. She enjoys working with clients and designers to do custom work.

2014 Exhibitions and Awards
o Heaven & Earth – Solo Show, Pearl Ellis Gallery Jan 28-Feb 16
o Winner of the “Welcome to the Comox Valley” Sign Design by the Comox Economic Development
o Blue Ribbon Winner of the Comox Valley Exhibition Art Competition (Calf with Mother)
o Juried show at the Comox Valley Airport Cultural Program – on display and for sale painting “Snow Birds” November to May 2015
o Brushworks Members Spring Show at the Filberg Lodge
o Brushworks Members Fall Show at the Pearl Ellis Gallery
o Members show “by a thread” – Comox Valley Art Gallery

April’s work can be found in private collections in BC, Manitoba and Ontario. She has experience working with clients and designers and welcomes commission work. www.facebook.com/artbyaprildyck, www.twitter.com/april_dyck
www.aprildyck.ca

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