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Exhibition Opening & Artist Talk with Simone Buck

Join us at the IMA Gallery for the Opening of “Intangible Realms of Being” featuring paintings by Cariboo artist Simone Buck. Event starts at 7pm, artist talk at 7:30pm. Light snacks provided, and wine available for purchase. The exhibition runs until July 14.

On Saturday, June 15 & Sunday, June 16th join Simone Buck for a two-day workshop, “Expressive Watercolour,” which delves into creative expression through abstract watercolours. More info here

Biography for Simone Buck

Born in 1971 in Germany, Simone holds a degree in Graphic/Communication Design from the University of Applied Sciences, Mannheim, and has worked as a graphic designer in the scientific publishing industry for many years.

Simone first developed her love of painting when, as a child moving between Germany and West Africa, she discovered she could create her own worlds as the outside world changed.
Simone frequently and comfortably switches between very luminescent, light and dynamic modes of painting and an achromatic style accompanied by a reduced use of shapes. Her paintings are a blend of spontaneous brushwork paired with consciously applied painterly techniques.
Living a life close to the wilderness, away from cities built up areas, her art naturally tends to revolve around organic structures and energy states in nature. Most of the work is left untitled as she feels it important that the viewer approach her work with no added influence, so that he/she may freely arrive at his/her own interpretations.