Being born and raised in the heart of the Okanagan Valley has offered Colleen many areas of inspiration. Her technique is still evolving. Painting realism for the first few years and earning a few awards was inspiring, but the need to push and grow was over whelming for her at times. Changing her medium to oils at this time was very beneficial and she has never looked back.
Painting on black canvas has proven quite successful for her in that it adds drama to the painting and is a good way to exaggerate the lights and darks in a piece. She had been studying some of the old master’s paintings and this was a way of getting those lovely darks and solid forms into her own work. She is sharing her expertise by teaching a Colour Theory class as well as a workshop using her Black Canvas Technique.
Colleen holds memberships in several art organizations, and heads up a local art group in her hometown of Kelowna. Her work is often selected to exhibit in juried shows and can also be found on numerous online Art Societies. It is also held in private and corporate collections in Canada, the United States, Costa Rica, and the United Kingdom, and has been featured in a variety of publications.
Colleen J Dyson AFCA SCA Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Cell: 250-878-4344 Alt Email: email@example.com
Websites: www.colleenjdyson.com www.kelownapaintersstudiosociety.com