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 is currently focusing 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 possesses a signature abstracted style that combines wild textures, unique brushwork, assured mark-making, and a joyous 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.
"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. Like to physically touch nature with my hands. Many moons before I was a florist. I insert posies in one of my numerous vases. A foreshortened digital image, atypical angle predominant.
“In the studio, my hands are filled with brushes, knives, scraping implements. Hardware supplies that I have amassed over the years. Like to physically touch paint with my hands. In this new moon, I am an Artist.”" -Maryann Hendriks