Summer 2020

Welcome to SolidColour's latest show!
How better to celebrate summer than with lots of bright colour?

If you have any questions, please get in touch with us through our individual websites.
Karen, Kate and Lisa

Nothing is ever still in nature; leaves are always trembling, birds are always flying, even tree trunks sway in the wind. Movement is life. Lisa tries to capture this movement, play of light, and constant motion in her paintings.  Treading a wobbly line between abstraction and realism, her paintings vibrantly embody both.  Life is about colour, air, motion and sound. Lisa's work offers a glimpse into this world.

Birch trees proudly sport their scars. Every mark on their white skin is a reminder of lost branches and harm inflicted. The more scars the more majestic and beautiful they appear to us.
In a time of Photoshop and the search for the perfect selfie Instagram post, I invite the viewer to investigate their own scars (physical and emotional) and to celebrate them.
Wear them with pride. They are evidence of a life lived.

My work is about joy. Capturing the joy you feel when you are present in nature. Humanity is connected to nature; our place within it and the energy we derive from this relationship. As the world around us becomes more and more fraught with stress and uncertainty, there is an even deeper need to connect with the earth and consciously integrate joy in our lives. My work explores the unique forms and colours of nature and how they are an integral part of our lives – bringing contentment and grounding.

Lisa D. Hickey is an Ontario based artist who's been exhibiting and practicing her art for over a decade in Toronto.  She can often be found in the ravines, parks and beaches soaking up inspiration and sketching up new ideas for her canvasses.  You might recognize Lisa's work from the Toronto Outdoor Art Fair, the One of A Kind Exhibition, the Riverdale Artwalk and Cabbagetown Arts and Crafts to name a few of the local exhibits she frequents.  Her work also hangs in private collections around the world, from the south of France and Belgium to Australia and the Yukon!

In addition to being a member of the prestigious Ontario Society of Artists, Karen is the founder of local abstract art groups Colourshift Collective and SolidColour with which she exhibits regularly.
Recent exhibitions include: One of a Kind Show, Ontario Society Members Exhibition of Selected Work, the Society of Canadian Artists’ Online Exhibition, Cabbagetown Arts & Crafts, the Peter MacKendrick Gallery and Blue Crow Gallery.