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

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New Work with thanks to Region of Waterloo Arts Fund

  • 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.

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Thank you WRAF

I appreciate the grant from Region of Waterloo Arts Fund for their support for my project: “So Nature deals with us, and takes away”. This research is based in a practice, which supports consciousness as creative. The practice will delve into the sense faculties to communicate in visual terms truthful pragmatic observations, hopefully also involving moments of laughter. It will allow me to draw/paint/research qualities of “inwardness”.

It is about aging and loss, expressing my inner self through non-objective imagery. Beginning a glimpse of vocabulary.

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In lieu of Open House

This posting is in lieu of an Open House held in my studio. This grouping comes from an interest in the travels of the moon as viewed from my studio in its various presentations and of the passing of the seasons. They express a sense of wonder with nature and my urban location. Most are painted on washi, a Japanese paper made from Kozo fibre or on silk with opaque watercolour called gouache that I have grown to love. Titles, medium, size and price follow each image. Best of the Season during these times.

October 3, 2020 9:32pm, gouache/washi , 7″ x 10″ , $7OO unf
September 26, 2020 8:40pm, gouache/washi, 7″ x 10″, $400 unf
July 6, 2020 12:13am, gouache/silk, 6.5″ x 8.5″, $400 unf
December 12, 2019 7:35pm, gouache/washi, 13.5″ x 9″, $750 unf
December 24, 2018 4:50pm, gouache/washi, 9″ x 10″, $625 unf
April 9, 2016 9:20pm, gouache/washi, 12″ x 9″, $700 unf
June 20, 2014 3:55am, gouache/paper, 6″ x 6″, $225 unf
December 20, 2012, gouache/silk, 3.25″ x 2.75″, $160