Travelling to Thailand is my next step in my creative journey to expand my art knowledge and inspiration.
As a visual artist using acrylic paint and photographer, for 40 years, my evolution as a artist has been rewarding but needs rejuvenation and to find a new way of expressing the view of the world in a unique way. I want to take my art to a whole new level with using new mediums, a combination of the environment’s natural materials, my photography sculpting it into the canvas surfaces to emerge and incorporate Thailand’s rich culture and its history.
I relish cultural activities at home and abroad, and find that traveling enriches both my life and my art. The vibrancy of colour and texture in locations such as Peru and Mexico infuses my own colour palette, particularly within my abstract paintings.
Throughout most of my career, I have painted in a realist or ‘natural’ style, depicting scenic landscapes, people and imagery characteristic of the beautiful places I have visited and lived.
I delight in participating in cultural events at home and abroad, and both my life and my art have been enriched through my travels across many diverse landscapes. The vibrancy of colour and texture in places like Peru and Mexico, for instance, infused my personal colour palette with the warmth and passion of their distinctive terrains. And my creative psyche responded with bold and vivid abstract paintings.
I have been a visual artist and photographer for 40 years and have a long history in making a living as a artist. I have expanded my career in many ways, from being an art instructor on a cruise ship, giving art lessons locally, to this year managing a large art gallery in beautiful Prince Edward Island. I have volunteered in Autism and art programs at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Yarmouth’s Western Branch.
In 2005 Clow was honoured by having her artwork exhibited at Government House in Halifax, NS, at the request of Myra A. Freeman (former Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia), where the artist was also awarded a certificate for her contribution to the visual arts community, then again in 2014 Clow was presented with a resolution of The Members of The House Of Assembly, moved by Zach Churchill MLA Yarmouth.