Darrell Baschak is an experienced contemporary painter who works primarily in Oils but is comfortable in other mediums such as acrylic, watercolour and pastels. His colorful and dynamic paintings find their beginnings in Nature and from there evolve into personal statements about the relationship between inner and outer space. When he is listening and watching attentively enough a dialogue manifests itself that is deeply personal and spiritual.
Darrell Baschak was born in The Pas, Mb. in 1956. He has been painting 44 years and is self taught. The artists process has definitely evolved over the years into pieces of Art that are thoughtful, well executed and collectable. Darrell’s work can be found in private, corporate and government spaces across Canada, USA and Europe. He lives and paints at Manitou Beach, Saskatchewan, Canada.
There isn’t a day that goes by that I’m not painting or contemplating Art. Someone once asked me why I paint, and after some consideration, I realized that my Art making is a conversation with my Creator. It is a back and forth dialogue, which if I am open and present, results in a work of Art that is a unique re-creation of an already perfect God given creation. In my heart this re-creation is a way of giving back my interpretation of my innermost appreciation of these gifts given freely. I am a process driven Artist; I love the materials I work with. Discovering how colours complement each other, in nature and on my canvas’s, textures, aromas, brushes and painting knives all contribute to a wonderful sensory experience that is a never ending learning process. I am pleased to offer my work to Art appreciators; it is so cool to see how a particular piece resonates with an individual. That’s another aspect of painting that makes it so worthwhile.
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