Maryann Hendriks was born in 1964, raised in Dorchester, a small rural town of South Western Ontario, Canada. An Art Major graduate of Bealart, with a Photographic diploma from Fanshawe College, each earned at London, Ontario; working long term independently, and guided by her mentor at the craft of painting Fine Art, these sum up her artistic training.
Maryann worked many years as an entrepreneur, always harbouring a desire to paint professionally. 2005 saw opportunity for her to relocate to the Okanagan area of British Columbia and begin that journey. Transgressing through traditional stylized Canadian Landscape painting and experimenting with Abstraction, she now finds her language in a brightly coloured Semi-abstract Still Life genre. A lifelong love of flowers clearly evident. Late 2012 found Maryann in a new home closer to family and friends in Preston Centre, Ontario. Her studio and gallery now occupies a formidable portion of her urban red brick century home.
By utilizing acrylic paints and mediums, Maryann has integrated a multi layered technique of thick and thin to prepare her canvas. With a solid layer of texture and colour in place, from bold palette, paint is laid into her subject area with a wide array of strokes, marks and washes. Layers of paint become quite cumulative in some areas, negligible in others. Then, a series of gritty negative coatings cut out subject matter from ground, resulting in a undeniably dominant motif. Finally a high gloss rub application accentuates a large variance in surface sheen.
Maryann has exhibited with the Federation of Canadian Artists frequently, and has indeed acquired signature member status.
Maryann Hendriks - Curriculum Vitae
- BealArt Major Diploma at H. B. Beal Secondary School; London Ontario, 1982
- Photographic Diploma at Fanshawe College; London Ontario, 1985
- Acquired Active status with the FCA, April 16th, 2007
- Received first FCA juried exhibition, in the Life & Arts Chapter Show in Kelowna BC (Best in Show), May 11th to 13th, 2007
- Received entrants in seven juried exhibitions at Federation Gallery; Granville Island, Vancouver BC, May 2007 to February, 2008
- Acquired AFCA status with the FCA, March 16th, 2008
- Received entrant in first FCA Chapter Open juried exhibition of Visions 2008 in Kelowna BC, October 25th to November 7th, 2008, artwork hung at Hambleton Galleries in Kelowna BC
- Summer Gallery - Group Exhibition at Federation Gallery; Granville Island, Vancouver BC June 23rd to August 16th, 2009
- Participant in 16th annual Lake Country Artwalk group showing, Lake Country, BC, September 2009
- Received entrant in second FCA Chapter Open juried exhibition of Visions 2009 in Kelowna BC, October 9th to October 22nd, 2009, artwork hung at Hambleton Galleries in Kelowna BC
- Participant in For the Love of Art Allmighty group showing in Kelowna, BC, November 2009
- Received entrants in three juried exhibitions including the Spilsbury Medal Show at Federation Gallery; Granville Island, Vancouver BC, November to March, 2010
- Showing in Sculptures Partnered with Abstract at Lake Country Art Gallery; Lake Country BC, Mar 2010
- Showing in Fifth annual U8 Event at Sopa Fine Arts; Kelowna BC, April 2010
- Solo Exhibition at A Woodside Design Gallery; Kelowna, BC, July 2010
- Participant in in-depth yearlong telephone and online mentorship program with Robert Genn, July 2010 to August 2011
- Received entrant in TNSC Open juried exhibition in Kamloops BC, April, 2012
- Featured in Spring Awakenings 2013 Arabella Magazine Artists who Paint Flowers and Gardening Lessons articles
- Featured on cover of Fresh Outlook Colour Comes Home collection colour card Beauti-Tone Paints, January 2014
- Group Showing, Celebrating Summer: A Floral Exhibition at Hambleton Galleries; Kelowna, BC, June 19th to 30th, 2014
- Received GOLD MEDAL placing in Spilsbury Medal Exhibition at Federation Gallery; Granville Island, Vancouver BC, December 9th to 24th December, 2014