[portfolio_info title=”Artist:”]Marie Finkelstein[/portfolio_info]
I am a Toronto painter who works primarily in oil on canvas and wood. I have exhibited in solo and group shows in Toronto, Whitby and Ottawa, and was a finalist in the 2005 Kingston Portrait Prize Competition. In 2009, I appeared as one of the selected artists on the Bravo! Television series, Star Portraits. I completed a major commission of four paintings for the permanent collection on display at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Toronto in 2011. I studied art in Montreal, where I was born and raised, and Banff, Boston and Toronto.
One of my recurring interests in my practice is in exploring the qualities and effects of light, and transitions from shadow. This has taken on new meaning for me not only in my personal life, but as a metaphor for the Covid experience, as we seek to emerge from the darkness of this crisis and return to the brightness of the world we once knew.