Enda Bardell - Thickets from Here to There
Date & Time: March 13 - 3, 2018 (All Day)
Category: Other Events
Originally from Estonia, via Sweden, Enda Bardell is a Canadian Artist living and working in Vancouver. Always the explorer, Bardell’s inquisitiveness has taken her through stimulating creative careers such costume designer in the motion picture industry, fabric artist and founder of Enda B. Fashion Limited. Bardell has studied at Vancouver Art School (Emily Carr University of Art and Design), and completed studio courses and workshops with prominent Canadian artists such as Toni Onley and Joan Balzar, both of whom she considers her mentors. Her current work is primarily in watercolours. However, she also has a strong sense of hard edge abstract in acrylics. Enda Bardell has exhibited her work in numerous group and solo exhibitions locally and internationally. Two of Enda’s early abstracts from the Estonian Art in Exile exhibition are now in the permanent historic collection in KUMU, the National Museum of Art in Tallinn, Estonia.
“My fascination with patterns and colour draws me into the profusion of scrub and thicket, and before I know it, I am hooked on taking a reference photo or painting en plein air! The jungle of entangled undergrowth is so alive with each shrub, leaf and branch reaching for light! It’s busy, chaotic, and exciting! I love the frosty tips of grasses and bare branches in winter, the bright green pop-up foliage in spring and finally, nature settling down, with its last hurrah of colour, in the fall! Some of my watercolours are painted on location while others are from reference photos of areas with which I have a relationship.”