Robert Achtemichuk

What I see becomes a sort of visual illumination, like a match struck unexpectedly in the dark, a gift, lighting my path into wonder -Virginia Woolf

New Work with thanks to Region of Waterloo Arts Fund

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  • It is time to celebrate and share work from this past fall and winter, made with the support of the Region of Waterloo Arts Fund.
  • Colours have fascinated me all my life.  In these works I used colour in a non-objective way, searching for “inwardness”. This way of working has helped me develop mindfulness – I am also beginning to understand self care.
  • During this time the unknowable in these images frightened me. I often felt lost in their presence, anxious: what are they saying?
  • Now this project is coming to an end. Curating the documentation of this work has helped me find some meaning in the journey. There is gratitude, and peace that feels earned.

I appreciate the support from the Region Waterloo Arts Fund.

Author: Robert Achtemichuk

Born in Yorkton, Saskatchewan with a fine arts degree from the University of Manitoba and further studies in France and Mexico. Was the Executive Director of Open Studio, the Waterloo Regional Arts Council and the Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery. Recently received artist grants from the Ontario Arts Council and the Waterloo Regional Arts Fund to develop and exhibit new paintings that were shown extensively. Received the Award of Excellence from the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition in 2012 and in 2015 received the Machteld Faas Xander Visual Arts Award, KW Arts Awards. Appreciate support from Ontario Arts Council in 2018-2019.

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