Adriana Rinaldi
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She’s certainly making up for lost time. Over the past year alone, she’s completed more than two dozen pieces — about 20 of which she’ll have at a solo show-and-sale at Visual Arts Mississauga starting today (Monday, May 26) and running through the weekend.

Call it de-stressing; in her paintings Rinaldi is drawn to the quiet, meditative aspects of the natural world.

“I am fascinated by the shapes of plants, leaves, pods, branches and twigs and the play of light and shade on their surfaces,” she says. “These patterns generate visual rhythm and meditative interest for me. Reflections and shadows give me a chance to stop and observe complex patterns in nature.”

Rinaldi’s paintings of flowers are so well executed, they’re featured in an edition devoted to floral artists by Arabella, a magazine that showcases Canadian art, architecture and design.

“They offer an endless variety of colour and subject,” she says of her fascination with flowers.

Besides, floral paintings sell well.

“Everybody likes to have one because, unlike fresh flowers, they don’t die,” she says laughing.

Rinaldi credits Kathy Marlene Bailey, a VAM instructor, for teaching her the old masters style of painting. Although Rinaldi had found success in sales and juried shows, she says she never felt quite fully satisfied until she finally discovered traditional glaze oil painting.

“The traditional, beautiful and ancient technique was so steeped in depth and subtleties. The processes spoke to my meditative and methodical nature and facilitated a burst of exploration into the amazing and beautiful things that had always fascinated me,” she says.

Rinaldi is a member of the Springbank Artist Group, which meets at MacEwan House in Riverwood Park. Although she currently lives in Oakville, she used to live in Clarkson and prefers to hang out in this city to do her art.

“It seems there’s more going on in art in Mississauga. It’s home for my art,” she says.

VAM is located at located at 4170 Riverwood Park, off Burnhamthorpe Rd. W. Exhibition times are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information call 905-277-4313.

(posted on 4 Feb 2013)
Arabella Canadian Landscape Contest Start: 28 Jun 2012 | End: 28 Jul 2013 | Expire: 28 Jul 2013 Arabella Magazine - Fall 2012 Issue Start: 22 Aug 2012 | End: 22 Aug 2012 | Expire: 29 Oct 2012 A Country Road - My painting "Old Muskoka Road" is featured on Page 349. 30th Anniversary Mississauga Arts Council Start: 24 Aug 2012 | End: 24 Aug 2012 | Expire: 31 Aug 2012 Celebration Square, City Hall, Mississauga VAM Art in the Park Start: 23 Sep 2012 | End: 23 Sep 2012 | Expire: 30 Oct 2024 October 23, 2012 SPRINGBANK STUDIO ARTISTS Oakville Art Society Annual Juried Show Start: 5 Oct 2012 | End: 30 Oct 2012 | Expire: 30 Oct 2012 Two of my paintings were accepted into the juried show, Joshua's Jewels and Shadows and Light. Opening Reception October 11, 7-9, Oakville Municipal Building, 1225 Trafalgar Road Oakville, North of the QEW. Come celebrate with me. Lakeshore Art Trail Start: 13 Oct 2012 | End: 15 Oct 2012 | Expire: 15 Oct 2013 Where: Mississauga Library October 13, 14, and 15 Start: 27 Oct 2012 | End: 27 Oct 2012 | Expire: 3 Nov 2012 "It's Still Life" - Wholefoods Interiors and Still life Show Start: 4 Nov 2012 | End: 13 Jan 2013 | Expire: 13 Jan 2013 Sea and Craft Gallery, Kerr Street Start: 4 Nov 2012 | End: 1 Dec 2024 | Expire: 1 Dec 2024 The Glow Show Start: 26 Nov 2012 | End: 2 Dec 2012 | Expire: 2 Dec 2013 Visual Arts Mississauga, Emily Carr Gallery VAM Valentine juried Show Start: 7 Feb 2013 | End: 19 Feb 2013 | Expire: 31 Dec 2013 Adriana Rinaldi - Solo Show Start: 14 Jan 2014 | End: 14 Jan 2014 | Expire: 14 Jan 2014
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