Brett Varney
Sechelt, BC
Oil pastel paintings, Metallic leaf
Solstice 14/200
Solstice 14/200

Oil Pastel on Paper 14.25 x 18.5 image

Forest Creek 14/200
Forest Creek 14/200

Oil Pastel on Paper 6.25 x 18.5 image

Black Bird 12x12, 13x13 fr $765
Black Bird 12x12, 13x13 fr $765

Oil Pastel and Metalic Leaf on board

Sunset Highlights,12x12
Sunset Highlights,12x12

Oil Pastel and Metalic Leaf on board, 13x13 fr

Park Splendor  12x12, 13x13 fr $765
Park Splendor 12x12, 13x13 fr $765

Oil Pastel and Metalic Leaf on board

Spring Walk 12x12
Spring Walk 12x12

Oil Pastel and Metalic Leaf on board

Azure Path 20/200
Azure Path 20/200

Oil Pastel on Paper 5x19,12x27 Frmd

Sunset Watch 10/200
Sunset Watch 10/200

Oil Pastel on Paper 9x9 17x17 Frmd

Artist Statement:

My inspiration is born from the works of the Impressionists and Abstract Expressionists - Think Van Gogh meets Kandinsky at Gustave Klimt’s house. I am fascinated by the ability of intense color and texture of line to convey an emotional expression from the artist to the viewer. Working with vivid color oil pastel, I create images that are recognizable to welcome the viewer into the scene.

By using the hand cut metallic leaf on some of my works , I have stepped up the energy level of these pieces with the reflective brilliance that only a metallic surface can provide. I draw because it makes me feel good and energized, and I want the viewer to experience that same energy that inspires me to create. My use of black outlines around the shapes are deliberate and necessary and intend only to define and intensify the emotion of my work. My imagery is taken from my travels and from my mind’s eye. I want a finished work that I can proudly say purely represents my vision.