Madeleine Wories

A printmaker and painter of Dutch heritage. She was born in the Netherlands, raised in Costa Rica and Australia, studied and worked in Montreal, Canada, and now makes her home in southern California. Currently, after a hiatus in artwork, she is concentrating fully on painting, both abstracts and landscapes/seascapes, as well as the occasional collage work or mixed media pieces. Her abstracts evolve through an ongoing dialogue with the painting, acting and reacting to the process intuitively. In the spirit of abstract expressionism, through colour, shape, line, marks, gesture and movement, she strives to find that balance between control and spontaneity where intention and unpredictability converge. With a love for the ocean and of desolate wide open vistas, landscapes and seascapes are most often inspired by her coastal location, memories of Australia, or the remote desert locations of the American southwest. In these more impressionistic paintings she endeavours to capture the essence and spirit of the scene, whether it be through light, through movement of water and wind, or through the rawness and tones of the earth. In her art work she draws inspiration from the environment: sea, skies, wind, weather, textures, landforms and geology, as well as archeology, ancient script, and mythology. Some abstracts may also display a structural quality as a result of her architectural background. Her work can be found in Canadian corporate and institutional collections, some of which include Royal Bank of Canada, Air Canada, National Bank of Canada, McGill University Rare Books and Special Collections, National Libraries Ottawa and Quebec, as well as private collections.

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cascade - wories
Cascade
20 x 16 inches
Acrylic on Arches
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290
sapphire - wories
Sapphire
24 x 18 inches
Acrylic on Arches / framed
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440
Study in Yellow - Wories
Study in Yellow I
24 x 18 inches
Acrylic on Arches
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400
Wories - Study in Red
Study in Red IV
20 x 16 inches
Acrylic on Arches / framed
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320
Study in Blue - Wories

Study in Blue IV
20 x 16 inches
Acrylic on Arches / framed
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290
Mesquite Dunes - Wories

Mesquite Dunes
24 x 18 inches
Acrylic on Arches / framed
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400
Aztec Plains - Wories
Aztec Plains
24 x 18 inches
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400
Wories
Shifting Sand
16 x 20 inches
Acrylic on Arches / framed
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290
Wories
Desert Plains
24 x 18 inches
Acrylic on Arches / framed
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400


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