Tyra Collombin Gallery Show
Fernie is known for its world-class sporting backyard. For this exhibition, I want to capture exactly that; the different sports around the town of Fernie! This exhibition will be different for two main reasons: 1) I am a graphic artist, so it will be graphic artwork I have created on my iPad and computer, and 2) I want to capture the sports themselves and not focus on the common Fernie content to paint (the three sisters, island lake, etc.). Fernie is a sporty town, and being someone who loves sports themselves, I know it is hard to find artwork that showcases the sports specifically.
In this exhibition, I will have three different themes: Summer, Winter, and Off-Season. Summer will include biking, swimming, paddle boarding, canoeing, river rafting, running, etc. My winter theme will include skiing, snowboarding, cross country skiing, sledding, snowshoeing, skating, etc. The Off-Season theme will include, fishing, hiking, biking in the mud, disc golf, and much more.
This exhibit will be extremely different for a lot of people to see because it is graphic artwork. Many people do not understand graphic art, do not think it is art, do not know a lot about it, and even do not know what it is. I want to share my style of artwork with the people of Fernie, and hope others will want to learn more about a new way of creating visual art!
My love and passion for the outdoors inspire me as a person and my art. We are given this great gift of the outdoors and I believe we should get out and enjoy it as often as possible. My outdoorsy lifestyle is reflected in my artwork greatly. Whether it is the concept itself, my inspiration, or the topic, I try to bring my knowledge and love for nature into my work.
For me as an artist, art is a way of showing someone your lifestyle and the way you see the world and taking them on an adventure that you have experienced and are now wanting to share. Growing up ski racing in Fernie BC and all over North America and Scandinavia is reflected in my art, as I am greatly inspired by nature and the sports around me. Often I use different mediums to capture my adventures; varying from photography, sketching, painting, and graphic artwork.
Each adventure whether it be skiing, biking, or hiking is a new experience and is a new inspiration for my next body of work.