My art is a reflection of the energy I find in my subjects, whether it's the power of the sea or the vibrancy of flowers. I aim to convey this energy to viewers, offering them a glimpse of the vitality that surrounds us.
My creative process is lively and expressive. I start by adding texture to the canvas, then make my marks freely. Layer by layer, I let the painting take shape, constantly adjusting the composition and taking risks to uncover new possibilities. I work with oil and cold wax or acrylic, sometimes pouring or scraping the paint. Each piece is unique, with its own story to tell.
Growing up on the west coast of Canada, the sea has always been my source of energy. I learned to sail at a young age and continue to sail with my husband on our boat, Take Five. Art has always been my calling, and I earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Victoria. Over the years, I've developed my expressive style and showcased my work internationally as well as locally on the Sunshine Coast of BC.
If you share my passion for art, I invite you to join my artistic journey on Instagram @christysverreart. You're also welcome to visit my studio in Gibsons, B.C., to witness my creative process in person.