The paintings of Veronica Funk
August 21 – November 5, 2012
Veronica Funk was born on June 25, 1966 in Winnipeg and raised in Leaf Rapids, northern Manitoba. In elementary school she began to draw, was taught the basics of cartooning by ‘For Better or Worse’ creator Lynn Johnston and learned aboriginal arts such as weaving and beading. A move to Alberta in senior high school offered the chance to formally study visual art, fashion design and drafting as well as the opportunity to design the logos for the 1986 Alberta Winter Games.
She studied Art & Design at Red Deer College in Alberta, apprenticed with potters, stone sculptors and painters in Manitoba and spent a year painting on a farm in Saskatchewan. She is an active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists and currently resides near the Rocky Mountains in Airdrie, Alberta. She has been painting professionally since 1999 with exhibits across Canada and the United States and her work is found in private and corporate collections around the world.
Her goal is to create a sanctuary, a quiet place of contemplation, an offer of an inviting place to be still. There is joy to be had in life’s everyday comforts; there is beauty in simplicity. Her paintings and writing have been recognized in books such as The Pulse of Mixed Media, International Contemporary Artists, The Best of Worldwide Watermedia
Artists, and more recently in Cloth Paper Scissors magazine with an upcoming article to be published in the September issue. Veronica’s studio will be featured in the winter issue of STUDIOS magazine.