More Works By Fiona Ackerman Acrylic on Canvas 2019
34 × 34 in 86.36 × 86.36 cm

About Trientalis

Fiona Ackerman’s beautiful composition, Trientalis is named after a star-shaped wildflower, a member of the primrose family. Her work is inspired by the early detailed botanical drawings of women naturalists including the drawings of the Canadian pioneer, Catharine Parr Traill.
This composition is filled with images of plants, roots, and bulbs and organic shapes in blues, yellow, green and earthy tones.

“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.