MARGARETHE VANDERPAS
Canadian Artist

Water has fascinated me since childhood. I delight in the discovery of rhythmic patterns created by light as it passes through water, by the ripples on its surface and how it transforms and distorts what lies beneath. These patterns inspire me not just for their beauty, but because they suggest an underlying natural order.


My pastel drawings and oil paintings of water are my exploration of water in its simplest, purist form. These explorations have lead me to have a greater understanding and appreciation of our connection to water as the fundamental physical, cultural, and spiritual basis for existence. It is fitting that the varied and dynamic forms of all life upon the earth would arise from such an active and animated medium.


Click image to enlarge.