Toronto artist Lynne Fernie prefers working in black and white. She enjoys the pure pleasure of drawing--the first artform she began to work in. Drawing 1 & 2--two panels of jet black with detailed white markings are part of an intriguing series she created in ink, latex and acrylic.
“I think I might be a bit like a writer who faces a blank page. You know you have an idea… What happens when I put the first line on is how the drawing progresses. It’s more like a kind of visual intellect….” Lynne Fernie
She is an OCAD honours graduate and award-winning documentary filmmaker. Fernie has been the recipient of arts and film grants from the Canada Council, the Ontario Arts Council and the Toronto Arts Council, and has been a jury member of Canada Council and Ontario Arts Council juries. Her visual art is included in numerous private collections. Lynne Fernie is also a songwriter. She worked with the popular band, The Parachute Club and wrote the lyrics for their Canadian classic, “Rise Up”.