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Lil Chrzan is known for her luminous Landscape paintings. She invites the viewer to enter her world and experience an emotional Deja Vu while viewing her dramatic light-filled paintings. Light plays a powerful role in her paintings creating a sense of wonder and awe, a sense of the transcended. Chrzan’s paintings hum with a spiritual intensity.
Paintings about Nature and wilderness have a long tradition in our cultural history and have taken on a new urgency and resonance of late, particularly in British Columbia where our regional identity is closely tied to our spectacular landscape. Lil’s paintings are an important and timely contribution to the discourse about our values as a region and as a culture.
Chrzan’s paintings reflect her personal and emotional connection with Nature which is alluded to in the painting titles. These scenes also depict experiences and memories, personalized light and space.
Lil’s Landscapes are never a matter of copying Nature rather a process of creative distillation, extracting the most essential elements. Her work demonstrated a mastery of the brush, as well as critical awareness of humanity in relation to Nature. Lil has quierly worked on the development of her signature style and her own unique vision, a contemplation of light, place and a deep silence.
Lil Chrzan has lived an painted in the seaside village of Horseshoe Bay for the past 22 years.