I have painted all my life, even while teaching English
and Math in the 1960s. And like a musician who plays
many instruments, I paint in many different styles with
watercolours or acrylics.
Creativity is addictive!  I paint with passion and I feel
privileged to share and give joy with my works to so
many.  I also paint with our four granddaughters every
chance I get.
My garden gives me endless inspiration to capture yet another watercolour of nature’s beautiful contrasts.  To express my continued
fascination with Mediterranean walls, domes and arches, I use watercolour-lifts.  As I am also passionate about folk dance, I took a
figure painting course from Nicolas Pearce, all of which resulted in my acrylic series of performers, painted on large canvases.  And
since I used to create autonomous panels and commissioned stained glass windows for thirty years (1976-2006), I began
experimenting with ¼ inch plate glass discs, hand cut to perfection.  This resulted in my watercolour, monotype series of “Eco-Planets”
that just cry out to be embellished to stimulate the viewer’s own imagination!
So, for many years I exhibited both glass and painting at the Sooke Fine Art Show, demonstrated at the Moss Street Paint-In, “smoke
and mirrors” and participated in juried shows as an active member of the Island Illustrators and the Federation of Canadian Artists.  
Later I became a founding member of the Oak Bay Community Artists Society (2002), co-ordinated the first two Bowker Creek Brush-
Ups (2005 and 2006), and I still participate in the twice-yearly, Oak Bay Studio Tours which we started in 1985 and then became
official in 1999. A few years ago I was invited to be on the CACGV website www.bcwomenartists.ca as one of 150 B.C. women artists,
who have their works installed abroad.
Imke Pearson
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