"My motivation to create is driven by an impulse to express and capture the emotional truth of an idea, a place, or a time. The concept of having an internet compass and the need to balance all that technology offers with the qualities of the lives that we live offline, resonates deeply with me."
One of the strongest motivators that drives an artist to create, is the impulse to express and capture the emotional truth to an idea, a place or a time. Wendy Fee’s vibrant, dynamic paintings are her response to the ever-changing landscape of natural elements that inspire her both at home and when traveling.
Wendy has been expressing herself artistically for over thirty years, yet the path to pursue art on a professional level has been as unpredictable and flowing as the paint that washes over her canvases.
From Montreal, Wendy obtained an Executive MBA from Athabasca University in Alberta and a Postgraduate Diploma in Event Management from Fitzwilliam Institute in Dublin, Ireland. She enjoyed a successful career as a Senior Sales and Marketing Manager in the health care industry, afterward running her own event planning company.
Wendy’s debut solo show 'Natural Elements' took place at The Montreal Art Centre, and in September 2016, Wendy showcased 'Escape! Abstract Explorations of Land, Sea & Sky.' One of her mixed-media art pieces was selected for publication in September 2016 in Incite 4:Relax.Restore.Renew as well as a variety of her works having placed in various online gallery contests in 2017. In 2018, Wendy had her works featured in ArtTour International Magazine and a new body of work was presented in October 2018 at her exhibition in Montreal entitled SANCTUARY. One of the artworks in the exhibit “Dash & Dive” was selected for publication in Acrylic Works 6 Creative Energy published in April 2019. In addition, the signature piece for the show “SANCTUARY” was selected to be published in Acrylic Works 7, 2020.
Since 2015, living aboard a boat for months at a time, The Bahamas continues to inspire Wendy’s subject matter. By exploring the surrounding environment in an abstracted way, her goal is to deconstruct to the extent the meaning shifts and the viewer is invited to embrace the realms of their imagination.
This review was published by Circle Foundation for the Arts © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist