Polished Airstreams, colorful forests and sports cars are included in ESCAPE, a solo show by Vancouver BC artist, Taralee Guild. With a vibrant palette in common, her paintings range from fanciful reflections on shiny metallic surfaces to organic “stained glass” interpretations of the Northwest’s tree canopy.
Taralee Guild received a Bachelor of Fine Art from Emily Carr University of Art & Design in 2010. As a full-time painter living and working in Vancouver, BC. , she works on several thematic series at once. Each has its own ideological context and geographical significance. From her “Cathedral Forest Series”, she depicts the tree canopies from British Columbia’s temperate rain forest and the solemnity one feels among these giants of nature. The imagery also might be a metaphor of cathedral interiors that reference the overwhelming sensation one feels in those interior surroundings. As these organic compositions progress into colorful abstractions, Guild creates organic “stained glass” interpretations of the tree canopy.