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Possible meanings and symbols of Bird Oil Paintings. Among all the wildlife creatures that are commonly portrayed on any particular painting, birds are one of those animals that can easily capture the attention of viewers and painting enthusiasts. Since this particular animal has a fascinating body structure and very distinctive ability to fly and soar, it is not surprising if many would have the interest and are willing to spend an extra amount of money in order to grab their own animal bird paintings that will be hanged on the walls of their houses, offices and any type of establishments. But apart from its marvelous physical features, there are other factors that make animal bird paintings a suitable artistic product that anyone can invest in.
ABOUT ART: 'It feeds my soul'
She is one of the sweetest and most talented artists one could ever meet. Conklin is featured in the book ‘From Land and Sea, Nova Scotia Contemporary Landscape Artists' by Truro author Dee Appleby (Nimbus publishing, 2009), and her paintings are full of vitality, much like her personality.
This artist creates motion and mystique through deliberate entanglements of brushstrokes, rich colour contrast, the chance effect of impasto, and the innate luminosity of oil paint. Each of her paintings exudes it's own energy and excitement.
How did you start making art?
Being creative has always been part of who I am. In the early 1990s, I was fortunate to be an ‘at-home' mother. In the evenings when my husband came home from work, I took the opportunity to take community art classes. I started out with drawing, then slowly made my way through all the mediums, watercolour, acrylic and oils. Now I've settled on water-soluble oils and it's part of my passion to discover something new about them everyday.