About the Artists
Born in Portugal, Filipa was raised in Ontario and discovered her passion for ceramics while obtaining a Bachelor of Design from OCAD. Since her graduation in 2008, Filipa has employed technical precision and unique designs to produce a stunning collection of decorative and functional ware. Crisp lines, bright summer whites and turquoises, intriguing textures and nautical influences set Filipa’s work aside.
Vicki McFarland explores the emotional response evoked by colour, texture and form. By eliminating the brush from the painting process, Vicki allows her intuition to guide her as she encourages the flow of paint across her chosen support. She draws inspiration from nature, where patterns and textures are found at every turn. The final aesthetic of each piece is the result of many layers of paint which interact, obscure and build upon each other. The freedom, emotion and optimism in Vicki’s creative process is reflected in the finished product.
Vicki is a mother of three, and entrepreneur and an artist. Her recently rekindled passion for artistic creation resulted in this new body of work.
“There is nothing more rewarding than expressing feelings and emotion in a piece of art. My journey is ongoing and my paintings reflect my passion.”