ALLI VAN GRUEN
Paint is lush and wet. Colour is exotic and rich. Together they excite emotions in us and awaken our senses. Through the paint medium, the artist challenges the viewer to see the world through different eyes.
Allison van Gruen received her fine arts diploma from the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto, Ontario. Part of her studies included a year abroad at the college’s satellite campus in Florence, Italy. It was here in Italy that she was able to explore and get comfortable with her expressionistic style in both oil and acrylic paints. Since then, both colour and texture figure quite prominently in her paintings.
In 1994, after graduating from OCA, Alli moved out west to marry her soul mate and raise their family. She continues to live in Whistler and practice her fine art, while enjoying the adventures Whistler offers.