Maryann Hendriks was born in 1964, raised in Dorchester, a small rural town in South Western Ontario, Canada. An Art Major graduate of Bealart, with a Photographic diploma from Fanshawe College, each earned in London, Ontario; working long term independently, and guidedby 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 the 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, an appreciation both for all things Natural as well as quality man-made decoration, fuel this creative fusion.
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 a bold primary palette, paint is laid into the subject area with a wide array of strokes, marks and scratches. Layers of paint become quite cumulative in some areas, negligible in others. Next, a series of gritty negative coatings cut out the subject matter from its ground, the subject resulting in an undeniable dominance. Finally a high gloss rub allows the large variance in surface sheen in her work.
Maryann has exhibited with the Federation of Canadian Artists frequently, and has indeed acquired signature member status.
That's The Point, The guy I Dreamed of Doesn't Exist 30 x 24 in. Mixed Media
The Moon Tonight, There's a Circle Around It 30 x 24 in. Mixed Media
And his favorite shape will be a star. 24 x 30 in. Mixed Media
She's a Carpenters kind of chick for sure 24 x 30 in. Mixed Media
Curses Only Have Power When You Believe in Them 24 x 30 in. Mixed Media
But I shall call you Victoria, a name so wonderful 24 x 30 in. Mixed Media
My darling girl, when are you going to realize that being normal is not necessarily a virtue. 24 x 30 in. Mixed Media
And I don't want them dancing naked under the full moon! 24 x 30 in. Mixed Media
What sorcery is this¿ 24 x 30 in. Mixed Media
The Answer To Your Question Is Infinite 40 x 36 in. Mixed Media
And Sometimes When You Look Into the Abyss 60 x 30 in. Mixed Media
The Terrible Thing About the Truth Is That Sometimes you Find it 48 x 36 in. Mixed Media
Always Toss Spilt Salt Over Your Left Shoulder 30 x 24 in. Mixed Media
I Love You Too - Gilly Bean 30 x 24 in.
If You Lifted my Heart to Your Ear, You Could Probably Hear the Ocean 30 x 24 in. Mixed Media