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Studio Sundays: the Art Studio of Willem de Kooning

Photo of artist mixing painting in art studio
Every Sunday we give you a behind-the-scenes tour into the heart of creativity, the artist's studio. This week we visit the art studio of the famous artist Willem de Kooning, a famous abstract expressionist. This photo was taken in 1952. I love the focussed expression on the artist's face as he works through his creative decision-making. Is he choosing colours? Much of the paint seems to end up on the floor and the walls too. This photo captures a perfect studio moment as sunbeams play on the floor from a window just out of the shot. 


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Artist in residence Rebecca Chaperon

Rebecca Chaperon is our Artist-in-Residence

With a compulsion to create unique visual stories, her paintings often follow the thread of a heroine's misadventures through a surreal landscape.

She's had the pleasure of teaching at Langara College and given community workshops on painting techniques with an emphasis on watercolour, oil and acrylic. She is a board member at the Grunt gallery.

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