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Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks. Simonides

Adrienne Dagg

Adrienne Dagg

Curriculum Vitae


2006 - 2011 Concordia University, Montreal, QC

2001 - 2006 Rosedale Heights School of the Arts, Toronto, ON


2012 Best Painting Award, The Riverdale Art Walk

2011 The Elizabeth Greenshilds Award

2011 Best Student in Painting, Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition

2011 The Shawn Downey Portrait Prize, Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition

Artist Statement
My work exists within the tradition of narrative figure painting. Primarily I work through oil paints, a medium which has a long history within both narrative and figure painting. I take a naturalistic approach to painting – that is to say that I work to depict objects and individuals in a natural setting through a method based in observation. As I paint I let my materials show their tactility while working to keep these mediums from overcoming and dominating the image. Like the mark making of the early impressionists, my work is a balancing act between maintaining a loose hand and keeping the marks laid down controlled and deliberate. My painting mixes the reality that I observe with a deconstructed – somewhat dream-like ambience. In this way I am able to present narratives that are subjective, stories that change and evolve with each interpreter.

Adrienne Dagg


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