Erin Brekke Conn, Calgary Member Since November 2013 Artist Statement Canadian artist Erin Brekke Conn is most well known for her stunning paintings of trees, nature and abstract. But her work is not simply about pictures of those largest and most ubiquitous of plants. Conn’s art may take on an otherworldly appearance or may even embody a distinctive, almost human personality. There is a great variety of ways that she explores the nature and abstract motif, varying the depth of field, texture and palette. Some paintings are hard-edged graphic representations with angular precision, while others project a ghostly feeling as if the forests are alive with spirit. Her most dazzling works employ the energetic application of paint, made famous by the Abstract Expressionists, where splatters and drips of paint coat the canvas. “My art captures all the beauty nature embodies, with a twist,” she states.
Conn’s work has been featured in popular magazines and she has completed a number of commissioned pieces in addition to exhibiting in Canada, Miami and New York. She lives and works in Calgary.