APRIL PONSFORD

In a sense, paintings represent a summation of my observances of nature and its elements.  I have always been drawn to the life force of the wild, the wilderness spaces where nature speaks.

I respond to nature, painting the abstract sense and power of its forms, from an accumulation of memory and emotive.  And, it is the quintessence of an idea, the feeling of a natural landscape that interests me rather than its faithful rendition.

Once I begin a new work it is always with the vision of the form, the texture and color, brought to life on my canvas.  For me, I blur the distinction between abstraction and representation.  I push my own boundaries; add abrasions, scratches and reveal the strokes of brushes and palette knives. All this I do in order to create a new reality, its own nature.

Between the mysterious beauty and complexity of life that allows me freedom and personal empowerment, I bridge an intricate visual language, evoking viewers' sensibilities, completing the circle.

My paintings are in corporate and private collections around the world.

Exhibitions:

  19  Madrona Gallery, 606 View Street, Victoria, B.C., Canada

  18  November/December, group show, The Gallery at Mattick's Farm, Victoria, B.C., Canada

  18  November, "New Works", Ukama Gallery, Granville Island, Vancouver, B.C., Canada 

  18  Two Worlds, The Gallery at Mattick's Farm, May 28th~June 24th, Victoria, B.C., Canada 

  18  April, "New Works", Ukama Gallery, Granville Island, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

  17  Group Exhibitions,  represented by Ukama Gallery, Granville Island, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

  17  September, The Gallery at Mattick's Farm, Victoria, B.C., Canada

  17  Interactions, JUNE 8~JUNE 22, 2017, UKAMA GALLERY, Granville Island, Vancover, B.C., Canada

  17  Skies in Bloom, group show, May 2017, The Gallery at Mattick's Farm, Victoria, B.C., Canada

  17  Group Show, small works, March 1st~19th, TAG~Trounce Alley Gallery, Victoria, B.C., Canada

  17  The Midwives Collective, 107-1120 Yates St., Feb., to mid April, Victoria, B.C., Canada

  17  February, "New Works", Ukama Gallery, Granville Island, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

  16  The Gallery at Mattick's Farm, group show Nov.~Dec., Victoria, B.C., Canada

  16  November, "New Works", UKAMA GALLERY, Granville Island, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

  16  DUO EXHIBITION, JUNE 6~JULY 4, The Gallery at Mattick's Farm, Victoria, B.C., Canada

  15  "Impressions", Nov.26th~Dec.10th, UKAMA GALLERY, Granville Island, Vancouver, B.C., Canada 

  15  May ~ October, .UKAMA GALLERY, Granville Island, Vancouver, B.C., Canada 

  15  April 17~May 31 Frances Grey, 574 Yates Street, Victoria, B.C., Canada

  15  April 1~30, "VISTAS", from reality to abstraction,  Gallery @Mattick's Farm, Victoria, B.C.

  15  March, group show, THE VILLAGE GALLERY LTD., 2459 Beacon Ave., Sidney, B.C., Canada 

  15  March ~ April, UKAMA GALLERY, Granville Island, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

  15  January, Township Coffee, 4343 Tyndall Road, Gordon Head, Victoria, British Columbia

  14  Nov~Dec, group show "A Time to Nest" Gallery @ Mattick's Farm, Victoria, B.C. 

  14  November, Township Coffee, 4343 Tyndall Road, Gordon Head, Victoria, British Columbia

  14  Oct.1~31, "EARTHLY RHYTHMS", Gallery @ Mattick's Farm, Victoria, B.C.

  14  July~September exhibit, the Midwives collective, 107-1120 Yates St., Victoria, B.C.

  14  Exhibit, ART SEE eye wear, 300-777 Royal Oak Drive, Victoria, B.C. 

  14  Exhibit, PURE DAY SPA, #211-5325 Cordova Bay Road, Victoria, B.C.

  14  "The Gallery in Bloom" @ Mattick's Farm, opening March 8, 1~4pm Victoria, B.C.

  14  Trio Exhibit, Serious Coffee, 230 Cook St, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

  14  "12 Seconds", Group Exhibit, Feb 28~March 25, Dales Gallery, Victoria, B.C.

  14  January, February Exhibit, Township Coffee, Gordon Head, Victoria, B.C.

  13  December Solo Exhibit, Township Coffee, 4343 Tyndall Road, Gordon Head, Victoria, B.C.

  13  Solo Exhibit, PURE DAY SPA, #211-5325 Cordova Bay Road, Victoria, B.C.

  13  Solo Exhibit, Nov 10~23, Alexander's Coffee Co., Sidney, B.C., Canada

  13  Annual "Small Works", Nov~Dec, The Gallery at Mattick's Farm, Victoria, B.C., Canada

  13  Group Exhibit, "Small Works", Nov~Dec, Eclectic Gallery Oak Bay, Victoria, B.C.

  13  November Exhibit, Oak Bay Marina Restaurant, Victoria, B.C., Canada

  13  October, Duo Exhibit, Oak Bay Marina Restaurant, Victoria, B.C., Canada

  13  "Space & Time", The Gallery AT THE MAC, Sept 9~Nov 18, McPherson Playhouse, Victoria, B.C.

  13  TD Art Gallery Paint-In, July 20, Victoria, B.C., Canada

  13  Blue~Azul, collAboRaTion, July 19~28, Dales Gallery, Chinatown, Victoria, B.C. 

  13  Saanich Peninsula Spring Studio Tour, June 8~9, Nathan Scott & Friends, Saanichton, B.C.

  13  June Group Exhibit, Oak Bay Marina Restaurant and Coffee Shop, Victoria, B.C., Canada

  13  "Fleeting Moments", 6may~june 3, The Gallery at Mattick's Farm, Victoria, B.C., Canada

  13  Group Exhibit, Oak Bay Marina Restaurant, April 3o~May 30, Victoria, B.C., Canada

  13  "Seven Rhythms, Seven Expressions", March 11~May 27 The Gallery AT THE MAC, Victoria, B.C.

  12  October 20~21, Saanich Peninsula Studio Tour, Nathan Scott & Friends, Saanichton, B.C.   

  12  Solo Exhibit, Oak Bay Marina Restaurant, July 31~August 30, Victoria, B.C., Canada

  12  Solo Exhibit, View Gallery, Richmond, B.C., Canada

  11  Solo Exhibit, Oak Bay Marina Restaurant, Victoria, B.C., Canada

  11  Group exhibit of "Small Works", The Gallery at Mattick's Farm, Victoria, B.C, Canada

  11  "Transitions", Dales Gallery, 537 Fisgard St, Victoria, B.C., Canada

  10  Featured artist, The Gallery at Mattick's Farm, Victoria, B.C., Canada

  10  "Pulsating", The Gallery at Mattick's Farm, Victoria, B.C., Canada

  09  Solo Exhibit, Discovery Coffee, Victoria, B.C., Canada

  08  "Breathing Spaces", Lighthouse Gallery, Victoria, B.C., Canada

  07  "Our Lands", The Gallery at Mattick's Farm, Victoria, B.C., Canada

  06  Debut Solo Exhibit, The Gallery at Mattick's Farm, Victoria, B.C., Canada

 

 


Brentwood Bay, British Columbia, Canada