First Light

November 27 – December 22, 2014

Artist Caitlin Ambery offers radiant works of colour, compelling energy and fluid movement.

“Creativity is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected”
-William Plomer

Caitlin Ambery was born in Rural Northern BC, and at a young age moved to Victoria where she still resides today. Caitlin works predominantly in large acrylics but initially started her artistic endeavours with watercolours. As a result she treats her acrylics much like watercolours with many thin layers building upon each other.
Her images although highly intuitive, express the colour, light and rhythms within and throughout nature. She often incorporates people as means for revealing the importance of humanities participation and relationship with creation.
She has had several exhibits within Victoria as well as a few in Northern BC. Victoria is a very vibrant, community filled and lively place to live and create art, while the north with its vast mountains an raw wilderness are reminders of the sacredness and majesty of life.
Caitlin finished her Bachelors Psychology at the University of Victoria and in the following years hopes to integrate art with trauma based therapy. She loves to see people come alive through art and how creative expression can be a source of healing, transformation, inspiration and connection.

Artist Statement

“When the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art”
– Leonardo Da Vinci

Painting is the means by which I enter into a deeper relationship with Jesus, and to nourish as well as reveal a source of creative expression from within. Movement, light and colour reveal my passion for sharing the profound beauty and sacredness of life, with its complexity, mystery and hidden truths. The addition of people into my images encourage a sense of pilgrimage. The human condition seeking, searching and hungering for deeper relationships with creation, creator and each other.

Layer upon layer my paintings emerge. Often my images will become quite dark, upon which I then wash sections of paint away in order to reveal portions of light within the initial layers. As Leonard Cohen said “There is a crack in everything, that is how the light gets in”

A desire for my art is that it may represent light entering creation, for luminosity within creation to be seen with new eyes, and for the Holy Spirit of God to be fully within and throughout all of existence.