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The oils, pastels, and hand pulled lithographs on view reflect a comprehensive cross section of my work showing the variety possible in several different mediums.  The Printmaking section features progressions in the making of an original lithograph.  You may find the section on Harpsichord Decoration interesting; the challenges of working on these finely crafted instruments was most rewarding for me.  Please visit my Gallery Archives where one can review past work now in either private or corporate collections.

The Artist - Olga Kornavitch-Tomlinson The Artist  1976 - Queen Charlotte Islands (Haida Gwaii)

'A Celebration of Life'   Artist's statement

Music, dance and the human figure have fascinated me since childhood and when I had to choose among the various mediums at my disposal I settled on the traditional mediums of Pastel and Oil Paints.   Pastel has an immediacy about it that appeals to my love of drawing directly from the model, whether in motion or static poses, and with todays broad range of rich colors there is a greater freedom of expression.  Oils perhaps give me the most latitude in examining the depth and detail of a subject.  Lithography was practiced after a pressroom was added to our home/studio; this printmaking medium is perhaps the greatest taskmaster.   One has to acquire patience to firstly understand the possibilities of the medium, and to then remain creative while adhering to its rules.  I have created some of the most pleasing and complex works using this medium."


Biography

Olga Kornavitch-Tomlinson,  AOCA
b: Welland, Ontario

Art Education:

Boris Volkoff, Ballet, Toronto
Ryerson Tech. Inst., Painting, Toronto
Ontario College of Art, Drawing and Painting, Toronto
Vancouver School of Art, Drawing and Painting
Banff Fine Art Centre, Printmaking / Lithography

Exhibitions / Selected:
Adelaide House, Oshawa, Ontario
Toronto Art Gallery, Ontario
Hart House, University of Toronto, Ontario
New Design Gallery, Vancouver, BC.
Vancouver Art Gallery, BC.
Exposition Gallery, Vancouver, BC.
Kamloops Public Art Gallery, 30 Year Retrospective, BC.
Penticton Public Art Gallery, BC.
Western Canadian Artists, Edmonton, Alta.
N.W.Art Collectors’ Society, Milwaukee, Wisc. USA.
Prince George Public Art Gallery, BC.
B.C.Printmakers’ Showcase 1984, Burnaby Art Gallery
Ukrainian Canadian Art Foundation, Toronto, Ont.
Maple Ridge Art Gallery, BC.
Ukrainian Museum of Canada, Saskatoon, Sask.
University Women’s Club of Vancouver, BC.
Garo Shunju Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull, Quebec
Tomlinson / Kornavitch Fine Arts, Vancouver, BC.
Marika Fine Art, Banff, Alberta
Lloyd Gallery, Penticton, BC.

Corporate and Private Collections / Selected
Gulf Canada Resources, Calgary, Alta.
Canada Permanent Trust, Prince George, BC.
Former Minister of Veterans Affair, Ottawa, Ont.
Former Minister of Labour, Victoria, BC.
Maltwood Museum and Gallery, UVIC, B.C.
Canadian Energy Services, Burnaby, BC.
Davis & Co., Vancouver, BC.
Children’s Hospital, Vancouver, BC.
Imperial Oil, Calgary, Alta.
Ukrainian Canadian Art Foundation, Toronto, Ont.
Bank of Hong Kong, Vancouver, BC.
Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull, Quebec
Takach Press Co., Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

Media / Selected:
BCTV / Documentary News / Stone Lithography
CHAN 4, Vancouver / 1988 TV Documentary
CFJC TV Documentary “To Print or not to Print”.


Tomlinson Studio/Gallery
Tel: 1.250. 593.4527
Website:  www.tomlinsonart.com
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