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Connie Geerts
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Connie Geerts - Little Crimson Tree
 
Connie Geerts - The Smell of Purple
 
Connie Geerts - The Swimmers
 
Connie Geerts - A Good Rest
 
Connie Geerts - Getting Close
 
Connie Geerts - Growing Together
 
Connie Geerts - Follow Mom
 
Connie Geerts - Cream and Crimson
 
Connie Geerts - Baby Bear
 
Connie Geerts - Barred Owl
 
Connie Geerts - Cool Birch
 
Connie Geerts - Cuddles
 
Connie Geerts - White Bear
 
Connie Geerts - Mom and Me
 
Connie Geerts - Winter Coat
 
Connie Geerts - Little Bear
 
Connie Geerts - In My Eyes
 
Connie Geerts - Look In To My Eyes
 
Connie Geerts - Great Horned Owl
 
Connie Geerts - Burrowing Owl
 
Connie Geerts - Baltimore Oriole
 
Connie Geerts - Blue Bird
 
Connie Geerts - Chickadee
 
Connie Geerts - Cardinal
 
Connie Geerts - Vermillion and Cream
 
Connie Geerts - Beautiful Autumn
 
Connie Geerts - Black-capped Chickadee
 
Connie Geerts - When the Fog Cleared
 
Connie Geerts - At the Edge of the Hayfield
 
Connie Geerts - Particles of Crimson
 
Connie Geerts - Crimson and Blue
 
Connie Geerts - Red Glow
 
Connie Geerts - Yellow, Orange, Crimson (set of 3)
 
Connie Geerts - There Was Magic
 
Connie Geerts - Two of Us
 
Connie Geerts - My Skinny Friends
 
Connie Geerts - Autumn Colours (set of 3)
 
Connie Geerts - Pink Banana
 
Connie Geerts - Big Red
 
Connie Geerts - Oriole
 
Connie Geerts - First Robin
 
Connie Geerts - Bluebird on Barbed Wire
 
Connie Geerts - Crimson Hill
 
Connie Geerts - Chickadee
 
Connie Geerts - Winter Friends
 
Connie Geerts - A Little Bit of Spring
 
Connie Geerts - Three Sparrows
 
Connie Geerts - Forever Spring
 
Connie Geerts - Signs of Spring
 
Connie Geerts - Flying Together
 
Connie Geerts - Red Bike
 
Connie Geerts - In Front of the Crowd
 
Connie Geerts - Chickadee
 
Connie Geerts - Dreaming
 

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Connie Geerts was born in 1965 and raised in rural Ontario, Canada. In 1985 she moved to the West coast and started her art career.

A passion for nature and a keen sense of colour are the guiding impulses behind Connie’s paintings. The Fauvists, Vincent Van Gogh and contemporary painter Wolf Kahn provide some of the inspiration for her brightly hued landscapes. Delicate brush work layered thinly in acrylics add up to luscious colour, creating paintings of unique charm.

Connie has attended a number of professional development courses to increase her skills and to support her continuing growth as an artist. Now living in Calgary, Alberta, Connie Geerts’ work can be found in galleries across Canada.


Artist Statement
Growing up in rural Ontario, Canada, gave me an appreciation of nature that always been an influence in my work.  I am attracted to the patterns and spaces of the country, both man-made and natural.

My subject matter is usually simplified, but remains representational.  I draw inspiration from the work of colourists like Vincent Van Gogh and contemporary artist Wolf Kahn.   My other career as a video editor since 1989, has also influenced my painting style.  My brush strokes bring to mind the broken look of digital imagery, adding a completely contemporary feel to my work.

I lay down acrylic paint thinly, creating a multi-layered painting of delicate brush strokes that blend in the eye of the viewer into a vibration of luscious colour.  Through the use of colour and composition I establish a mood, giving a sense of time and place rather than an accurate representation of a geographical location.

Connie Geerts



Professional Development
2004 – Design and Collage – Leading Edge Workshops – Calgary, AB
2000 – Sculpting and mold-making – San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
1999 – Symphonic Composition - Vancouver Academy of Art - Vancouver, BC
1995 – Painting and Art History – Paris and Montaiguet le Blanc, France
1984 – Advertising Art – Fanshawe College, London, ON, Canada


Selected Solo Exhibitions
2004 - Centennial  Gallery – “Lighthearted” Calgary, AB, Canada
2003 - Centennial Gallery – “A Matter of Perspective” Calgary, AB, Canada
2003 - Vicious Circle – “Quips from the Source” Calgary, AB, Canada
2000 - Cosmopolis Gallery - “Bright Ideas” Vancouver, BC, Canada
1999 - Cosmopolis Gallery – “Pick a Door” Vancouver,  BC, Canada
1999 - Virgin Records – “Café Culture” Vancouver, BC, Canada
1999 - Taf’s Gallery – “Urban Immigrant” Vancouver, BC, Canada
1997 - The Old School House Gallery – “Other Beasts” Qualicum, BC, Canada


Plus Several Group Exhibitions 1990 to 2005


Memberships
Centennial Gallery – co-operative member (2002)
Calgary Artist’s Society (2002)
Night of Artists – co-operative member (2000)
Vancouver Island Sculptor’s Guild (1994-96)


Selected Collections
Alberta Foundation for the Arts
CTV Television Broadcasting – Toronto, ON, Canada
CTV Television Broadcasting – Vancouver, BC, Canada
Delta Burke – Hollywood, California
Private Collections in North America, Europe and Australia


Publications / Media
2005 – NOA Magazine – full page
2004 – National Television Commercial – Pizza Hut
2003 – Feature – “Where” Magazine – Calgary, AB, Canada
2003 – Movie of the Week – “The Great Goose Caper”
2002 – Television Series – “Tom Stone” (seasons 1 & 2)
2000 – Magazin’Art Biennial Guide to Canadian Artists
2000 – Vancouver Television – news feature
1999 – CTV Television - The Vicki Gabereau Show
1998 – Vancouver Television – interview
1998 – CHEK Television – “Nanaimo Report” feature
1998 – Shaw Cable – interview
1997 - CHEK Television – news feature
1997 – CHEK Television – “CHEK Around” interview
1997 – Shaw Cable – interview
1995 – CHEK Television – “CHEK Around” interview


Related Activities
1987 - 2004 – CTV ENG video editor (Victoria, Vancouver, and Calgary)
2000 - 2003 – Set decoration and props construction
2003 -  Volunteer – Calgary Allied Arts Foundation acquisitions committee
1998 - Art Co-ordinator – Vancouver Television
1997 -  Media Co-ordinator – Vancouver Island Sculptors Guild