SYMBOL * COLOUR * SPIRIT
Adriana de Ruyter, Patricia Kozowyk and Susan Robinson
Opening Reception: April 10, 7:00-9:30 (Artists will be in attendance)
The perception of truth can distance others or bring them together. Sometimes, these differences in perception lead to a common ground. With different approaches, backgrounds, and ages, these three women unite to bring forth art as they see it – with their common thread being the need to create. Recognizing such a need as a vital factor in their quality of life makes us realize perhaps we’re not so different after all.
Adriana de Ruyter is just now beginning to paint on canvas. Her earlier works involved mixed media on paper, watercolours, drawings and quilting. Immigrating to Canada from Holland with her family in 1951, teaching became her first career, but art was always an avocation. In the 1980’s she concentrated on art and exhibited her work in both solo and group shows. Now, in her retirement, Adriana is avidly pursuing paint and colour!
Pat Kozowyk, a McMaster University graduate, became a member of the Hamilton Artists’ Inc. in 1978 and has exhibited since then in solo and group exhibitions; nationally and internationally. Pat has curated exhibitions, taught art and led workshops for various regional art institutions. She received grants from the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts. Pat Kozowyk and Catherine Gibbon shared Hamilton’s “Woman of the Year in the Arts” award in1994. Works in collections include the Art Gallery of Hamilton. Publications include Hamilton Arts & Letters issue five.2 Rememberance. 2012.
Susan Ann Robinson is an artist based in Hamilton Ontario. Her love of art & design, and the need to create began at a young age. From photography, to sculpture, through to interior design, she began taking every creative class she could ﬁnd. Robinson’s major studies were art at Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD), followed by graphic design at George Brown College. She is currently working as a graphic designer and painter in the Hamilton area.
L: Adriana de Ruyter, Rural Sentinel (detail), 2014, Acrylic on canvas.
M: Susan Robinson, Unscripted (detail), 2014, Acrylic on wood panel.
R: Patricia Kozowyk, Cottonwood Grove (detail), 2014, Ink on card.