Maryann Hendriks

Maryann Hendriks is an accomplished Canadian painter who completed her studies at Fanshawe College and BealArt in London, ON. She has worked independently as a professional artist since 2005. Maryann worked for many years as an entrepreneur, always harbouring a desire to paint professionally. In 2005 she relocated to the Okanagan area of British Columbia to begin that journey. Transgressing through traditional stylized landscape painting and experimenting with abstraction, Maryann focuses on brightly coloured abstracted still life paintings from her studio in Cambridge, Ontario. In 2010 she had the opportunity of a yearlong mentorship with esteemed Canadian landscape painter Robert Genn.

Maryann's signature abstracted style combines wild textures, unique brushwork, assured mark-making, and a cheerful colour palette. She translates her love of flowers into a beautifully abstracted rendition of her subject. Maryann's approach includes a multi-layered application of acrylic paints and mediums, where she employs a wide array of brushstrokes, washes, and mark-making techniques.

Maryann currently exhibits with several fine galleries across Canada, and her work has been selected to be part of many juried exhibitions across the country. She is an associate member of the Federation of Canadian Artists (AFCA) and an elected member of the Society of Canadian Artists (SCA).

ARTIST STATEMENT

"In the garden, my hands are filled with wonderfully twisted bundles of flowers, twigs and grasses. I collect snips here and there as I travel. I like to touch nature with my hands physically—many moons before I was a florist. I insert posies in one of my numerous vases. A foreshortened digital image, atypical angle predominant."