Ficus 1

More Works By Fiona Ackerman Acrylic on Canvas 2021
36 × 36 in 91.44 × 91.44 cm

About Ficus 1

Abstract artist Fiona Ackerman continues to be inspired by the staggering beauty of the natural world. In this lush, colourful botanical-themed composition the genus of the plant family ficus is featured. The Vancouver-based artist’s work explores colour, texture and pattern using graffiti, stencils and brushwork. This composition in a square format has layered organic shapes in a rich combination of deep greens, blues, purples, black, gray and white. One in a series.

“I realized that my botanical paintings were not really about nature but about my relationship to nature, my curiosity. My experience of nature as an outsider. About my hunger to understand nature. To feel at home in nature. My desire to love it and want to protect it rather than fear it.” Fiona Ackerman

Originally from Montreal, Fiona Ackerman studied painting at Concordia University and completed a BFA at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design in 2002. She has held more than 20 solo exhibitions internationally. Fiona’s studio practice extends beyond painting to include several large-scale murals, video and other public art projects. In her free time, she writes and records music and videos, often working with other musicians. She currently lives and works in Vancouver BC.