Acrylic on canvas, 20″ x 16″ x 1.5″
An award winning, internationally recognized artist, April Bending has shown in Tokyo, Istanbul, New York City, Miami, Toronto, Victoria, Vancouver, Berlin, Beijing, Shanghai, Singapore and the Cayman Islands.
Painting from memory, not real life, allows me to filter out the non-essentials creating an abstracted image, evoking an emotional response. I often use a limited palette to draw focus to that image in much the same way a black and white photograph creates focus, thus avoiding the distraction of a myriad of colors. Because colors do evoke emotions, I use subtle monochromatic schemes to set the mood.
Articles on her work appear in newspapers and magazines in Canada, the U.S.A. and Cayman. In a New York publication, Gallery & Studio magazine, Ed McCormack wrote “The paintings of April Bending evoke a private realm of intriguing allusions. They seem fraught with subtle meanings as layered as the sumptuous impasto she employs to bring them into being”.
As well as pursuing her own career Bending founded “Inside Art”, an art program for the prisons in the Cayman Islands and coordinated the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands’ “Outreach Program” for many years.
For more info please visit my website. AprilBending.com