Art of the Month is a recurring feature that highlights the visual artwork of UFV students. In conjunction with the Visual Arts Student Association (VASA), The Cascade chooses the works of multiple artists to be featured each month. To submit your work, please send an image, 50 word bio, 150 word artist statement, and image list with titles, mediums, sizes, and dates of creation (must be within the past year) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Limit of three submissions per person, per month.
Selected works may be displayed at The Cascade lounge, in room S2111 of the Abbotsford UFV campus. The submission deadline for next month is Friday, March 30.
Title: Canada Goose
By: Kelly Ning
Medium: Mixed media
Size: 24 x 30 inch
Date: June 2017
For this painting, I used pencil to illustrate the animal outlines, and filled those outlines in with acrylic. I then used gel pens, markers, and nail polish to illuminate the subjects’ details. I used Canadian geese because animals tend to make humans more compassionate, positive individuals, who are happier overall, and because Canada has a varied landscape, both with its wildlife and its landscapes.
Kelly Ning lives in Abbotsford, and studies graphic design and visual arts at UFV. She has loved art, especially painting and drawing, since she was young. The mediums she works with include watercolor, acrylic, marker, and mix media painting. She likes to illustrate and incorporate interesting things into her designs and art.