SOLO SAPPHIRE AWARD
"ACROSS THE ROCKS"
DYAD (POINT GREY FORESHORE)
"The viewer stands alone but is never lonely nor listless in this soothing and restorative portfolio. An involuntary sigh is exhaled upon arrival at these rocky shores where time is suspended and troubles are immaterial. The land, water and sky are enough in these clean and pure pictures where the inclusion of any living beings would risk grounding the spiritual experience and the opportunity to float outward and upward as desired. The requisite seagull is no longer such and is hopefully not offended. As distance from this serene and silent collection increases so too does its hypnotic power and the likelihood of surrender to its ethereal embrace."
"I paint what I love -
Originally from Estonia, via Sweden, Enda Bardell, author of Innocence in a Turbulent World, is a Canadian Artist living and working in Vancouver, Canada. Enda has been involved with art since childhood, studied at Vancouver Art School (now ECUAD) and completed studio courses and workshops with prominent Canadian artists Toni Onley and Joan Balzar, both of whom she considers her mentors. While maintaining a sporadic art practice, Enda’s explorations have taken her through many stimulating and creative careers such as costume designer in the film industry, fabric artist, founder of Enda B. Fashion Limited and realtor and finally back to her original passion of art in 2001. Enda has exhibited her work in many group and solo exhibitions nationally and internationally, winning awards and enjoying collectors from all over the world. Two of her early abstract paintings, now in the permanent collection, were included in the Estonian Art in Exile exhibition at KUMU National Art Museum of Estonia in Tallinn in 2010.
LANDLOCKED (Point Grey Foreshore)