Walter J. Phillips RCA
Annora Brown OCA, CPE
Whimsy Cups and Wands - what fun!
Cup & Saucers reference the idea of function and Wands speak to earthly origins; on the other hand the textures and surfaces speak to time, geology and natural forces.
A practicing artist for more than 30 years, at The Banff Centre Ed Bamiling has been a Leadership Development facilitator for ten years, guiding creativity sessions with both public and custom programs, and is the Ceramics Facilitator with Visual Arts, in charge of all aspects of operating the ceramics studio, as well as consulting with and assisting resident artists on their projects. He has exhibited his work widely in solo and group exhibitions, both nationally and internationally.
A limited edition fine art print is not a reproduction of a painting, it is an artwork made to be a print, which offers the opportunity of multiples. It can be an etching, a woodcut, a linoblock, a serigraph, a stencil or a lithograph. Lithographs can be very painterly and all processes can have layers registered to different colours with several blocks or stones.
The flowers and plants of the Fort MacLeod area, which she commonly used as subject matter, influenced Brown. She tried to paint the feel of the flowers, as opposed to their biological structure. She had extensive knowledge of Alberta's flowers, as she traveled throughout the province, taking long hikes to study different flowers in full bloom, at numerous times of the year.