Landscape painter Gina Sarro captures the vast Canadian landscape with her distinct technique, painting skies, mountains, water and fields evoking both flatness and depth. She uses a brush and knife, partly to diminish, and partly to layer the paint itself, balancing strong compositional horizontals with rhythmic vertical gestures. Abstracted marks of color come together to create a serene, reminiscent composition which may be suddenly interrupted by defined saturated lines of color cutting vertically through it. This unexpected bisection of the landscape entices the viewer to look a little closer, searching to understand their meaning and what Sarro is trying to say with her paint; a moment of pause and reflection.
Homes in Saskatchewan, where she was born, and the Alberta foothills, where she completed an Economics degree at the University of Calgary and studied painting at Alberta College of Art and Design, strongly influence her work. Gina attended the Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver, where she currently resides. Her paintings can be seen in galleries in Vancouver, California and Toronto and are placed in many private and corporate collections.