Allied Arts Council

Val Enders

"The painting has a life of its own. I try to let it come through" - Jackson Pollock

Val Enders

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BIOGRAPHY

Val Enders was born in Regina, Saskatchewan, and moved to Alberta at the age of eight. After retiring from the workforce, Val became interested in pursuing art and through numerous workshops and classes has become proficient in many mediums, including watercolor, acrylic, oil, pastel, graphite, colored pencil, and sculpture. In 2014, Val travelled to Rhode Island to enroll in a Zentangle teaching seminar and is now a Certified Zentangle Teacher. She has taught at the North Edmonton Seniors Association and the Allied Arts Council of Spruce Grove.

Val moves from one medium to the next as her spirit wills her to do so, and she loves to experiment with new techniques and materials. Val's acrylic pours are a vivid showcase of expert colour manipulation encased in glassy, luminous resin.

Her work is a joyful expression of her love of exploration and adventure to be found in her art studio.

ARTIST STATEMENT

My artwork is an integral part of my everyday life. I paint, draw, and create to give my body, mind, and soul a chance to rejuvenate. I have pursued a lifelong passion of artistic exploration, and this creativity keeps me grounded in a busy and chaotic world. I strive to encourage others to pick up the brush, pen, or pencil to coax out the artist within themselves.

 
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AWARDS

2017 Allied Arts Council – Silver Show – People’s Choice “Silver Blue Revolution” – Acrylic & Resin

2015 Allied Arts Council – Senior’s Show - 2nd Place “The Apple Grower” - Graphite

2015 Allied Arts Council - Juried Members Show - 3rd Place “Eye R Squared” - Pen & Ink Zentangle

2014 Allied Arts Council - Open Art Competition - 3rd Place Advanced “Stimulus” - Pen & Ink Zentangle

2011 Allied Arts Council - Open Art Competition - Hon Mention Advanced “Taking a Cat Nap” Watercolor

2008 Allied Arts Council - Open Arts Competition -1st Place Intermediate “Sage Brush and Sky”- Oil

2007 Allied Arts Council - Juried Members Show - 3rd Place “Washday Blues” - Watercolor

2006 Allied Arts Council - Open Arts Competition - 3rd Place Intermediate “Oh Canada” - Watercolor

2005 Allied Arts Council - Juried Members Show - People’s Choice Award “Balancing Act” - Acrylic