Contemporary abstract artist from British Columbia, CANADA who began
painting seriously 8 years ago and has been painting full time since
leaving the public service in 2002, where he practiced social work for
twenty two years. He is also a member of the Federation of Canadian
Artists and has Active Status. Born and raised in Ontario, Montreal and
Victoria, BC, he comes from a family of European descent. He works in
oils and acrylic but prefers to use oil with scrapers especially for his
“I make paintings that are vibrant in colour, vigorous in structure
and abstract in nature. Life is good and bad, my work is about
celebrating the good. There are two streams that I follow in art, one is
abstract. It is rare that I make a purely conscious decision about what
I am going to paint. I believe that the creative process involves
imagination and getting in touch with the subconscious. My one clear aim
is to use colours and shapes and to apply the paint in a passionate way
which comes out of me as positive creative energy. The other stream that
I follow is to provide the viewer with something that is
representational “something that speaks out.” I think that making
art is a highly personal affair. It is a relationship between the
canvass and the artist. We live in a highly complex world so therefore
painting allows me to look at subject matter that is simple in nature
and bears some beauty. I am very grateful that I have found painting as
a means of self expression and to know that the process of learning
During my university years, I studied the history of art and soon
discovered my passion for creating art when I began painting colourful
oil on canvas. My current themes: abstract women, European villas and
cities enable me to use lines and powerful colours, sometimes being very
abstract. My paintings have an overall gestural and abstract quality.
Why I choose certain objects to paint and how I illustrate them is a
mystery to me. I do not think about it too much. Certain objects are
close to me because of what they mean to me or what they look like,
their shape. I simplify them and sometimes combine them into pleasing
arrangements. I like working over the canvas surface over and over again
because most of the time I am not sure of what I want, especially my
abstracts done with thick colourful oils and wall scrapers. For me art
is a journey, one step at a time. One word, one drip of paint, one
musical note. For me it has always been the journey and not the
destination. There is nothing hugely complex in my abstract art. Just
getting an idea is very exciting, as I think about certain shapes and
their relationship with each other. I can see shapes, colours, lines,
etc. and as I work I feel their need to come together in a composition.
I will get a snapshot in my mind and the end result often turns out to
be something different from what I first hand in mind.
My work is intuitive; colour is the language that I use to express what
I am feeling. It is the interaction of colour that interests me. My
style involves contrasting aspects of the simplicity of daily life to
the complexity of the human condition. Hopefully my work elicits
emotional responses and vividly expresses my passion for art and
BIO Erlebnis, Tullnerbach,
Österreich, "Winter Wunder Land" Dec 2007
SCHLOSS FISCHAU VIERTELS GALERIE, Bad Fischau Österreich "The
Connection", August 2007
EGGSPACE, "ILLUMINATE" August 2007, LIVERPOOL, UK
WEIN GUT FACHSCHULE GUMPOLDSKIRCHEN ÖSTERREICH, Mar 2007
PORTICO GALLERY,Manchester, UK March 1 to March 29th,2007
ALMIRO GALLERY, LIVERPOOL UK Solo Exhibition Feb-March 2007
Benefitz Ausstellung, ARS NOVA DIE GALERIE & WENISCH,INNSBRUCK DEC
Vernissage SARGFABRIK VIENNA DEC 2006 RECENT PAINTINGS
Vernissage GALERIE LACKNER WIENER NEUSTADT
RECENT PAINTINGS DEC2006
Vernissage ARS NOVA DIE GALERIE & Wenisch, "DAS PRIMAT DER
FARBE" Nov 2006
AGORA GALLERY, NEW YORK CITY OCT 2006
GALERIE CLAUDIANA, INNSBRUCK AUSTRIA, SOLO EXHIBITION 2006
BLYTH GALLERY, MANCHESTER UK 2006
SOLO EXIBITION VIENNA, AUSTRIA December 2005 GALERIE HEINRICH
RENDEVOUS ART GALLERY, VANCOUVER CANADA
CUNLIFFE HOUSE,Solo Exhibition, Kamloops B.C. 2004.
MAIN STREET GALLERY, SIDNEY OCTOBER 2004
ARTISTS STUDIO AND GALLERY, APRIL 2004,
Shuswap Festival of the Arts Sorrento BC, July 2000
Juried Art Show May 2004 Community Arts Council of Kamloops,B.C.
Artists Gallery and Studio Kamloops, British Columbia 2004- ongoing
Okanagan Wine Festival Penticton,B.C. October 10th & 11th 2003
Kamloops Art Gallery Auction Gala, October 3, 2003
Kamloops Juried Art Show April 11 to 26th 2003 Arts Council of Kamloops.
Okanagan Fest of Ales Penticton May, 2003. Solo Exhibition.
Okanagan Wine and Art Festival Penticton September 2002. Solo
Kamloops Art Gallery Solo Exhibition June 7th, 2002.
Kamloops Art Gallery February 16 & 17,2001. Donation of one of
Fiedorowicz's paintings auctionned at the Kamloops Wine Festival.
Kamloops Art Gallery Original Auction Gala, September 22, 2001. Donation
Kelowna Trade and Convention Center Okanagan Wine and Art Festival.
Penticton at the Okanagan Wine and Art Festival September 28th, 2001.
Penticton Okanagan Wine and Art Festival October 5 & 6,2001. Solo