Angela is an Ottawa-based, international, multidisciplinary fine artist and poet.Living in Canada, the UK and the USA, Angela’s life has always been one of movement, both geographically and artistically. A passion for sculpting led her from clay to stone and from representational to abstract; from the Maison du Potier in Québec City, to the Ottawa School of Art, to the Sculpture Academy in London, UK and ultimately to a residency in Italy with a master in 2004.A Canadian abstract artist, she produces enduring, tactile, elegant stone sculptures. Angela senses a deep past in her ancient stones and though both artist and stone have separate memories, her objective is to bring them into dialogue during the sculpting process. During that dialogue when she feels the stone’s tangible energy and power, a rare bond is forged. This most compelling component of her art inspires a poem to complement each sculpture. Angela approaches this physically demanding medium with determination, conviction and organization, completing each sculpture with a base designed to complement the work. She encourages the viewer to use their sense of touch when admiring a sculpture to fully comprehend its nuances.Angela’s art is infused with positive energy.While living in the USA a brief course in warm glass sparked her curiosity. Angela was transfixed by the luminosity, transparency and richly hued colours available thus beginning years of exploratory practice in the art of kiln-fired glass. In a studio separate from her stone studio, using brightly hued primary colours Angela charts places that have defined her, much as a cartographer does, voicing it through the geography of map-like contemporary glass wall art panels. As in her stones, believing bases are important to a complete artwork, she fashions reflective steel or exotic wood backgrounds.Moving between artistic mediums, is what Angela terms the ultimate ‘act of becoming me’. She is an elected member of the Sculptors Society of Canada (SSC), the Society of Canadian Artists (SCA), and a member of the International Sculpture Center (ISC) in the USA. She has exhibited with the Society of Women Artists (SWA) and the Royal Society of British Artists (RBA) in London. Angela is listed in the Library and Archives of the National Gallery of Canada since 2003. Angela’s fine art features in collections worldwide.I believe that carefully crafted objects have the power to inspire, elevate and they retain the pulse of their maker.’
Angela – you work with materials as old as this planet and as old as time itself. These are the “silent witnesses” to our history and our pre-history. Your task is to unlock the secrets of these “timeless” stones and give them a voice.Kenneth Landry (Literary Scholar)
Letter to my Stones: I am following in your tracks to find mine.I am drawn to the subtle clues shared by my stones, traces of past emotion, of abstraction and the narrative I find within each. This dialogue is the most important component of my art.
“Angela sees poetry in stones, and proceeds to reveal it to us. Each of her works is utterly different from all the others, yet each can only have been fashioned by Angela. She creates abstract beauty unlike any other artist, thus providing endless pleasures. Thank you Angela!”Dr. David Gardner, Professor Emeritus, College of the Humanities, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
I was awe-struck when I chanced upon 460 million-year-old stromatolite fossils in our own Ottawa River; I felt their uniqueness deserved recognition and created this limited series.
Macro views of our earthscape. Limited series. Framed
A series of imagined warm glass earthscapes. 10 in x 10 in Framed.
As an international, multidisciplinary, contemporary Fine Artist, I have an urge to create and note the running theme in my work is aerial views. I am intrigued by the movement, colour, and texture in our earthscape, and this world is the canvas for my imaginings.
Series of Enameled, Warm Glass Landscapes. 10 in x 10 in. Framed.
Van Gogh Summer
Talking Sticks, or speaker’s staff in aboriginal democracy, symbolize inclusiveness and continuity. These artworks were conceived in tribute to my Mother’s Abenaki heritage.
Warm Glass SculpturesAutumn winds and colour settle over the mountains; it is a time to recollect and look inward.
The joy of sailing on open waters and the scent of sea air, inspired these works.
Please know that you have admirers in Mexico who will give your glass art a very special place in our residence.Belgium Ambassador to Mexico, Mr. Johan Verkammen and Mrs. Katleen Billen
ln late Spring I participated in Earth Day and the Re-Sur-Gence exhibitions at the Canadian Sculpture Centre in Toronto, the only gallery in Canada showing uniquely sculpture.I moved past my comfort zone giving art talks via Zoom to a US audience, I became an ARTner with a US artist, and joined Zoom art seminars.My scheduled 2020 Solo Warm Glass exhibition with MIFO, Topographies en Mutations, was eventually held in April 2021, as a Virtual and Interactive Exhibition with great success! Researching and learning to use a virtual gallery was quite the challenge, but I did it, and was the first to use it in the venue!In July I submitted a Sketch Book titled Geoglyphs from the Observer’s Book to the Brooklyn Art Library and it will be available in their collection in 2023. As a lot of you know I rarely sketch, letting the materials guide me, so the project forced me to think outside the box; I quite enjoyed it! As soon as it’s published I will send out a linkIn October 2021 I entered an International Call to Artists and was thrilled to win a spot as a Featured Artist with Artsy Shark in the USA. I entered both my Sculpture and Warm Glass artwork; in the end the judges literally could not decide between the two media and the President asked me to choose! How awesome is that? I was chuffed and chose Sculpture. My art links will forever be on their site, which is very positive
This past October, my photographer brought a premier idea to the table that was very exciting and still a bit hush, hush. We embarked on collaboration this past week. I will fill you in more as the journey takes flight, stay tuned, it took me by surprise. Keep the words Woman and Sculptor in mind!