Best In Show Winner:
"I wanted this piece to represent the constant shifting and change that happened in 2020 for me. 2020 was a tough one. There’s no denying that I had my fair share of hard days, isolation, emotional turmoil and times when I thought I was losing myself.
The first layer I put on the canvas was dark, scribbly and messy to represent those feelings and moments. After that, I started adding more layers, texture and color because, even though there were bad times, the good parts and growth that came out of 2020 overshadowed all of that. Just like the elements in this painting, most of those experiences were unexpected. I started painting and found something that brought me joy and light in a time when everything else seemed to be unpredictable and chaotic. I found a healthier balance in my life and was able to *stubbornly* grow through challenges I had to face.
I realized that slowing down was actually good for me. I gained perspective on what really matters. For me, I will remember 2020 as a time where I was able to learn more about myself and what I needed to make my life full. It gave me perspective and left me feeling more resilient and better equipped to handle what life will inevitably throw at me. This painting is a representation of 2020 for me…a little messy but full of growth."
About the artist:
Daylynn is a Canadian artist that uses a variety of mediums and different techniques to create bright abstract paintings and unique landscapes. Most of her inspiration is derived from nature and a love of color. She finds joy in utilizing unexpected color combinations and playful experimentation in her artwork. Daylynn has found painting to be the perfect expression for her creative energy and uses it to bring balance to her life and more colour into the world. She resides in Calgary, AB, Canada with her husband.