Art is a Feeling
Frances Iverson & Alicia Taylor
January + February 2016
Airdrie artist Frances Iverson is an award winning painter, receiving first place at the 2009 Calgary Stampede, who credits her father for her creative and artistic talents and her family for encouraging her to paint and draw during her formative years. She was born in Saskatchewan and began the formal study of painting as a creative form of personal expression ten years ago. She is passionate about color and texture in her work, using a combination of tools to achieve a “big and bold" character, namely a palette knife, rollers and a variety of mediums. All of her paintings are unique and very special as Frances believes that art is a feeling and that each painting has the ability to elicit powerful emotions in the viewer. As an active member in the community, Frances takes part in various art shows and auctions each year as she enjoys the companionship of fellow artists as well as engaging with the public. She proudly donates many paintings for fundraisers and charities to support a number of local causes.
Local artist Alicia Taylor is well known for the art classes she offers through Cre8ive Ways, her mobile art studio. She teaches a variety of workshops from wine glass painting to jewellery making to paint nights for groups, both small and large. Her passion is to create art in a fun way and to share that experience with others.
Frances and Alicia understand how art is a feeling, both in its creation and sharing.
In the words of Leo Tolstoy, "Art begins when a man, with the purpose of communicating to other people a feeling he once experienced, calls it up again within himself and expresses it".
AIRdirondack Art Project