A member of the Burlington Fine Arts Association, Briar Emond, along with artists Julia Hacker and Sandra Robson, will be exhibiting at the Artworld Fine Art Gallery in Toronto. February 8 – March 11, 2017.
“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practise resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms.” – Henry David Thoreau, 1854
Join the artists for Exhibition Opening & Artist Reception on Saturday, February 11th, 6:30 – 9:00pm.
Live music by Toronto’s own multiple album recording artist & performer Michele Mele with composer & guitarist David Occhipinti. RSVP by February 9th.
ArtWorld Fine Art Gallery | 365 Evans Avenue | Toronto | Ontario | M8Z 1K2 | Canada | 416.620.0500
Born and raised in Mississauga, Ontario, Briar currently resides in Burlington with the coolest family around. After earning a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Guelph University, she explored careers in finance as well as film and television production. Briar discovered her love of painting while finger painting with her children one day. That quickly led to a daily endeavor of expanding her knowledge and skills in the realm of visual arts. Her work highlights the mathematical sequencing that is the foundation of our reality. Hoping to catch a glimmer of the AWE that surrounds us, both visually and emotionally.
Briar is also known for her philanthropic spirit, having donated two paintings to Unicef for cards. In an interview with Unicef, she discusses her inspiration and beginnings as an artist:
My artwork is a reflection of my never ending fascination with the underlying math of our physical reality. Through pouring paint and using naturally occurring mathematical sequences to compose my paintings, I hope to highlight the math of our universe. I don’t particularly care if the observer sees the math in my paintings, I want them to feel it.
I paint a lot of trees and leaves. They provide an excellent opportunity to expose the fractals of our world and to shine a spotlight on the Fibonacci sequence. This is the sequence by which the majority of living things grow. The simple Fibonacci sequence 0,1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21,34……is the foundation for the colourful chaos that surrounds us.
After the Burlington floods of 2014, Briar caught public interest by posting a canvas to become a community “encouragement board.”
by Grace Van Mil, Project Coordinator for the Americas, Samaritan’s Purse
A street-side canvas set up by a Burlington, ON resident gives a whole new meaning to the word ‘watercolor.’ The city was caught in a flash flood in early August, and the canvas is one way a particular neighborhood is helping each other cope.