Precious 20in x 20in Acrylic On Canvas
Sabine Simons was born near Leipzig in Germany but has called Vancouver, BC her home since 1982. While she is primarily self-taught, Sabine has continually taken advantage of the many art-related resources available in the community. She works primarily in acrylic and has also explored encaustic (wax) painting, studying under well-known American encaustic artist and teacher, Daniella Woolf.
Sabine’s work expresses her fascination with abstraction and abstract expressionism through experimentation with a variety of media, paints, and textures, but she draws her greatest inspiration from colour.
How the work will unfold is not always immediately apparent to her. Applying many layers, scraping back, revealing previous layers, and occasionally employing other materials such as inks, pens, and pastels provide her with opportunities to create pieces that contain both static and dynamic elements.
At the centre of Sabine’s art is an invitation for contemplation, an opportunity to experience the shifting perception of colour, lines, and forms. The viewer is encouraged to approach Sabine’s artwork with curiosity and be open to a dialogue with it.