The transition from winter to spring is like the artistic process. Contained in the artist are responses that are momentarily frozen in time until given the right opportunity to be released and developed. Both Cindy Hergott-Pellerin and Karen Pask-Thompson follow the playful process of making art by mark-making and adding colour with paint, collage and other materials, never knowing what the outcome will be but allowing the work to take on a life of its own. Shapes and colours can be painted over many times until the work feels resolved.
Both artists have worked with children and are inspired by their free flow play with materials. The works come out of their imagination, and they let intuition guide the process. Their work is about the possibilities that exist when one is given the opportunity to play with materials. The surprise one gets when the work is complete is like the wonder one has when the snow melts, revealing what lies beneath.