January 8 – January 24, 2019
Lyn Westfall has a Bachelor of Arts degree with a Fine Arts Major from the University of Windsor and has completed sessional studies at the Banff School of Arts, York University, the University of Guelph, the Toronto School of Art, and The British Institute of Art in Florence. Her work is included in various collections throughout Ontario: Osgoode Hall, House of Providence, Art Gallery of Peel, Wilfred Laurier University and Shell Canada (Calgary). Her studio is located at Boarding House Arts in Guelph.
She is exhibiting artwork resulting from her experience of attending the Monday Morning Improv Music Sessions at Silence. There she attends, not as a musician, but as an artist. With a small sketchbook, watercolour pencils, brush, and water, Westfall sketches the actual sounds that she hears, as the music is being played ‘live’. Each sounds corresponds to a specific colour, while the rhythms of the music provide the texture, shape, and line combinations. She also records each session on her IPhone. Later in her studio, Westfall creates both large and small watercolours.
In contrast, this exhibition also includes one large oil painting, “Sanctus” from The Requiem Series, which Westfall completed following her mother’s death in 2000. At that time, she actually painted Gabriel Faure’s Requiem, completing 16 oil paintings to this music.