Galen Felde, BC visual artist. . .

Galen Felde's paintings focus on human and environmental interdependence in a dialogue between dissolving forests and urban landscapes... Galen Felde was born in Vancouver, BC. She has studied both the visual arts and contemporary dance locally, in London, Eng. and Montréal, Que. Galen Felde attended Simon Fraser University as a contemporary dance major with a concentration in the visual arts. After choreographing and performing for many years as an independent dancer alongside her visual art studies, she chose to pursue a full-time painting career. Galen’s work focuses on human and environmental interdependence and issues of empathy. Her current series explores loss, and our contraditory nature in a dialogue between dissolving forests and urban landscapes. Characteristic use of trace images and skewed focus suggest the construction of memory, and the resonance of absence. Canvases combine acrylic texturing and underpainting with numerous transparent washes on wood panel. Galen Felde divides the year painting in her studio on the Downtown East Side of Vancouver, and in the BC Interior. Her work can be found in collections throughout Canada and the US. Galen Felde is represented by the Bellevue Gallery | www.bellevuegallery.ca