Wayne Broomfield will be the feature artist at the Armour Mountain Art Gallery during April, and will be on hand for a meet and greet on April 4, from 5-6:30 p.m. The Art Gallery is located at #4 4480 Barriere Town Road in Barriere.
“My interest in art began at around eight years of age. I had an uncle who would come up to our place in the Laurentian Mountains to paint on weekends. I remember asking him a never ending line of questions on how do you draw this, or how to draw that, or how do you mix this colour, or how to mix that one,” says Broomfield, “ I just seemed to know at that age, that I wanted to be a landscape painter. Over the years, I studied graphic art and design, and worked in several design studios, but not being able to shake off my rural roots, I always came back to painting my Canadian landscapes.
“My favourite way to paint has always been “plein air” and I escape back to it as often as I can break away from my studio or other work. I have always found my inner peace from sketching and painting out of doors. Today, I still find plein air painting a rush. Trying to capture the battle between the sun light and the shadows as they creep across the landscape has become a challenge that I truly enjoy.
“Although I do work out of my studio for my larger pieces, my focus is primarily to paint directly from nature. To bring these images back home with me from the river banks and the lake shores so that other may enjoy this great country of ours has added to my lifetime joy of being a Canadian landscape artist. I am often humbled by the privilege and the opportunity that I have been awarded.”