North: New Work by Barbara Shaw and Oxanna Adams
New work by Oxanna Adams and Barbara Shaw
Oxanna Adams and Barbara Shaw are Guelph artists.
Their friendship and artistic collaboration grew from a
mutual passion for northern landscapes.
Both artists were inspired by their travels to places
such as Iceland, Sweden, and the Yukon.
Oxanna uses shape, colour and value to create
abstract panels that convey a strong sense of place.
She applies multiple layers of oil paint mixed with cold
wax medium to evoke a landscape that stirs the soul
and lifts the heart.
From large acrylic paintings reflecting dramatic vistas to
smaller detailed watercolours, Barbara’s art captures
the beauty of these northern regions. The music of the
land can be imagined as each painting pulls the viewer
Although very different in style and technique, both
Oxanna and Barbara’s art radiate an indelible passion
for the North.