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Vivian Thierfelder: Lux Eterna

Douglas Udell Galleries
Edmonton AB – Apr 5-21, 2007

Vivian Thierfelder - Santa Rosa Plums
Vivian Thierfelder, Santa Rosa Plums (2007), watercolour on paper [Douglas Udell Galleries, Edmonton AB, Apr 5-21]


Vivian Thierfelder was born in Alberta and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Alberta in 1970. Before turning to painting full-time in 1983, she worked in exhibit design and construction at the Provincial Museum of Alberta, as a preparator for the Natural History Diorama Program, and in the graphics department of a major telecommunications firm.

Over the past 30 years, Thierfelder has developed an enviable style of watercolour painting. Her technique employs rich and saturated paints in a manner more typical of oils or acrylics, and her treatment of colour and light is breathtaking. Her subjects range from simple fruit and flowers to complex still life arrangements of postcards, tropical flowers, silverware, fine china and photographs, all with dense and intricate patterns. The images are filled with movement and radiant light, “celebrating the lushness of the natural world” as she puts it.

Thierfelder is a member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, and the Federation of Canadian Artists. She is best known for her floral works which are in corporate and individual collections all over North America, including the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Canada Council Art Bank, The Glenbow Museum, and the Office of the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta, as well as in the Collection of Drawings and Watercolors for HRH Queen Elizabeth II at the Royal Library at Windsor.

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Mia Johnson

Vivian Thierfelder - Santa Rosa Plums
Vivian Thierfelder, Salute (2007), watercolour on paper [Douglas Udell Galleries, Edmonton AB, Apr 5-21]


Vivian Thierfelder - Blossom
Vivian Thierfelder, Blossom (2006), watercolour on paper [Douglas Udell Galleries, Edmonton AB, Apr 5-21]

 Fri, Apr 6, 2007