The pretty soft palette of this floral painting by Heidi Conrod stands in contrast to the others in the new series created for Oeno’s first show at the Royal Hotel in Picton, Ontario. Inspired by the form and composition of Victorian botanicals and Japanese woodcuts, Conrod’s nasturtiums are rendered in soft pink, white and pale green against a contrasting mauve and dark gray backdrop. A strand of neon in blue tones meanders across the work adding visual interest and depth.
“The unique colour combinations were influenced by the colour theorist Sanzo Wada, a Japanese artist and designer. Wada's 'book' of more than 300 complimentary colour combinations reflected the natural world and the changing of seasons.” Heidi Conrod
Born in Montreal in 1970, Conrod attained her BSc in Biology in 1994 at the University of Ottawa. She studied painting and printmaking at the Ottawa School of Art and at the University of Ottawa. Heidi Conrod’s work is held in many Canadian galleries.