Artist’s Statement Landed at last! That best describes my feelings after a 23-year career as a flight attendant and itinerant globetrotter. As much as I liked the stimulation of new sights and places, I secretly longed for the day when I could get busy with the business of exploring the earth from ground level and painting what I have seen. For example in 2004 alone, I lived in Vancouver, Mexico, and the Queen Charlotte Islands. Now that I’ve retired and have the time to spend doing what I’ve been waiting to do with the material I have accumulated, I can explore the work of translating my passion into colors. I explore deep into the mountainous regions, kayak the oceans and camp by the rivers, all the while intently studying the sights, sounds and scents of the beauty in Mother Nature. By the time I return to my studio I am usually bursting to start painting and I always work on between 6 and 10 paintings at a time in order to quickly transfer my burst of feelings onto canvas, board, paper, or whatever I am moved to paint on depending on location. My use of acrylics is newer than oils, which are my original passion, but acrylics were born out of portability and are more useful when “on the run”. Now I have the option of choosing which medium and use both regularly. One of my favorite pleasures is in the re-creation of scenery using my artists’ vision and watching the delight it brings to those people whose every day views-- which are taken for granted-- are brought back to life often with the use of vibrant and impressionistic effect, especially in areas like the North West Coast which often lack the bright sunshine.
Biography: Born in Ontario, Faye lived on the North Shore of Vancouver for 23 years and in 2004 moved to the Queen Charlotte Islands to discover and capture the natural beauty of the coast. Most recently she has re-located with her husband to beautiful Prince Rupert and continues to explore the mountains and valleys for more subject matter. Her interest in visual arts began many years ago as a flight attendant with Air Canada. She had the privilege of visiting galleries and museums worldwide to view the great masters, not to mention the inherent beauty of the places she visited and traveled to on her own time. After taking early retirement, she now paints full time. Although Faye studies occasionally with locally and internationally recognized painters, she prefers to focus on the development of her own style while increasing her portfolio of landscapes, flora, fauna, and architecture. Faye’s goal with her painting is to capture her sense of awe that she experiences in nature and share it with others. Faye’s first solo exhibition took place in 2003 at the Latin Quarter in Vancouver. She has since participated in a group show in Queen Charlotte City in 2005 and currently is viewing at The Ice House Gallery in Prince Rupert. Faye recently exhibited at the Cowpuccino Caf? in Prince Rupert. Faye’s paintings are also on display at La Cuccina in Prince Rupert and Kasiks Wilderness Resort and the North Pacific Cannery Museum.
Site: Faye Dietrich - Artist
Development by Magic Web Solutions.