Artist Statement: 14 Years Painting Canada
I am obsessed with the iconography of Canada, and in turn I am creating my own. My practice focuses on acrylic painting on canvas, and over the years has incorporated collage, photography, writing, and video. I grew up making art with my mother, as my grandmother did before her, I guess you could say Art has always been in my blood.
BIO: Brandy Saturley is a Victoria based multidisciplinary artist, best known for her unique brand of Canadian Pop Art. Her paintings or 'Pop Canadianisms' offer subtle narratives; encompassing themes related to Canadian popular culture, symbolism, people and the landscapes of Canada. Vivid colours, graphic elements, and curved lines are all hallmarks of the painter's masterfully rendered paintings.
Saturley studied contemporary visual arts in London, England at The Royal College of Art & Emily Carr University in Vancouver, Canada. The artist also carries a degree in cinema from the Victoria Motion Picture School. Saturley’s work has been exhibited internationally and collected widely. Public collections include Colart Collection in Quebec, Canadian Tire, and Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame. Saturley’s work was shortlisted for an Olympic Trophy for sport Art in 2014. Gaining notoriety as the ‘Voice of Canadian Pop Art’ ~ Whitehot Magazine NYC, 2018
The Artworks of Brandy Saturley have been featured in numerous publications, websites and blogs including; CBC Arts, Forbes, Our Canada, YAM Magazine, Sportsnet, and in many Canadian blogs including AllHabs Magazine, Canadian Art Junkie, and a Portrait of the Visual Arts in Canada. Saturley’s self-published works and portfolio are on file with ARTEXTE in Montreal, and the National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives.
British Columbia born and West Coast raised, the Vancouver Island artist spends time traveling across Canada, her home and studio have always remained in Victoria, BC.