Artist’s Inspiration: Daren Lin
We invited local artists to respond to the theme From Coast to Coast to Coast as part of our Wall of Art series, a quarterly juried art show produced in partnership with Guelph Arts Council. The submissions received were incredibly varied, as each artist brought a truly unique perspective to the theme. For this blog series, we asked the artists to share their inspiration and the story that their piece tells.
Oil on Canvas
I mostly paint oil landscapes with a decisive and expressive impasto style. I go on a yearly fall backcountry camping trip with a group of friends. This large oil painting is developed from a watercolour sketch done during my most recent trip in Algonquin. The Canadian Shield, the canoe, the rugged beauty of the vast open wilderness, and the landscape painting — these are some of my favourite Canadian things. That’s why in my dry bag, next to my Leatherman, I carry a paintbrush.
Rock Lake is on display at the Guelph Civic Museum until April 9.