Skai Fowler seeks to explore human experience in and of the elements through the language of painting. She responds to positive and negative spaces, line, form and colour to create acrylic paintings that express unseen but often felt energies. Her paintings are inspired by her surroundings, from household objects, to travels through southern prairies or to the West Coast.
“I play: abstracting buildings, geological forms and vegetation using layers of colour, shape and the calligraphic line. The surface world disappears into abstraction expressing inner emotion and embracing an atmosphere of the mind.”
“I approach my artwork with a sense of joy and optimism. In this world often fraught with chaos, it is an effort to seek humour and hope. These paintings are the best way for me to convey this troubled yet exciting time.”
Skai Fowler is a Vancouver based visual artist and has been exhibiting her work since 1987. Skai graduated from Emily Carr College of Art and Design in 1985. Her artwork exhibits nationally and internationally. After graduating she worked for a many years as an arts administrator; first for a variety of small arts and theatre companies, then working for the City of Vancouver in the Office of Cultural Affairs. Skai then moved on to work with young emerging artists conceiving developing and implementing artwork in public places. Skai now works as a scenic artist in the local theatre community and is an adjunct professor, teaching scenic painting at University of British Columbia in the Theatre and Film Dept and at Emily Carr University of Art and Design