Iris McDermott

Hamilton, ON

Painting in the modernist style, Iris works intuitively in a loosely representational and highly animated manner. She has exhibited locally and also internationally and has work included in private collections. She has been represented by Gallery on the Bay in Hamilton and has shown her work there; as well as TBA Artspace, Carnegie Gallery in Dundas, ON, and Dundas Valley School of Art, Dundas, ON.

A former potter, Iris was decorating large plates and bowls in the maiolica technique of painting on a white surface; as Iris became  more concerned with composition and working in two dimensions it seemed natural to work on paper and canvas. The paintings are freer and more spontaneous without the technical constraints of on-glazing. With acrylic paint the work can be changed quite easily.

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