Power On

More Works By Fiona Ackerman Acrylic on Canvas 2023
54 × 60 in 137.16 × 152.4 cm

About Power On

Contemporary artist Fiona Ackerman creates acrylic paintings that are expressive, richly detailed, graphic and colourful. This composition features a collage of images in various forms that explore the theme of power found in water, wind, and the sun. The colour palette is a mix of blues, yellows, red, green and white. Black offers bold contrast. Ackerman is perhaps best known for colourful botanical paintings but much of her work focuses on abstraction.

“I found that the process of doing abstract painting feels a little bit like using calculus, as a metaphor. In a sense, it’s a little bit of intellectual problem-solving, composition, and colour, and it’s how close can you get to something without actually getting there. So, it’s paring down until you can get just as close to that balancing point as possible.”
Fiona Ackerman

Fiona Ackerman was born in Montreal, 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 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.