Watermarks: Amelia Alcock-White’s calming paintings of reflections on the surface of water

Amelia Alcock-White’s new collection of paintings, Watermarks, explores "how a single event can manifest multiple futures, some potentially destructive", the artist explains. "What is beautiful and what is economically expedient are often two divergent paths," she adds.

By highlighting the reflections and irregular ellipses of flattened colour, abstract patterns and highlighted surface reflections on a body of water, Amelia attempts to evoke a reverence for the mystery and importance of water, our natural world, its fragility and precariousness.

A graduate of Vancouver Island University and the Emily Carr University of Art, Amelia has spent the past 10 years exhibiting her paintings in Vancouver, New York, LA, San Francisco, and Toronto.

She has received numerous awards for her work, including Scholarships and Art Faculty Awards. Her work is represented in notable public and private collections. She pursues her concern for the environment with an ongoing project called ‘Painting for Change’ which benefits ocean conservation initiatives. Alcock-White is represented by the Petley Jones Gallery in Vancouver.

Watermarks by Amelia Alcock-White is on show until 20 October at the Burnaby Arts Council Deer Lake Gallery. Find out more: www.ameliawhite.net.


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