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Kyanite Wide Square Band Ring
 
 
Migraine Mollie
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Bison Skull and Drum painting
 
 
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Skull art no 31 - The Artist
 

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Lydia Podobnik

Lydia Podobnik Picture Phone Number: 604-716-0487
Email Address: lyds_moon@hotmail.com

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Biography:
 Iíve never been able to choose just one medium that would allow me to express all that I have to say when it comes to creating, and so my work ranges from sketching and painting, to carving both wood and stone, and more recently weaving silver chains and silversmithing.

When painting I work mostly with acrylics, allowing me to work in a transparent manner building many layers through glazing while still allowing the previous layers to show through, adding depth to my work. I often begin my paintings with only a general idea of what the finished work will be, and allow the process to work itself out on the canvas as I go. However, I also like to do a tighter rendering occasionally, if only to remind myself that I am capable of doing so.

I enjoy experimenting with color, and given the choice will usually choose an unexpected shade over a more traditional one. This is especially true in the backgrounds of most of my paintings which I usually keep very loose, allowing the main subject to stand out without distraction.

My woodcarvings are usually done with found wood, which I gather on beaches in the form of driftwood, and deadfall that I pick up on walks through the many local trails, although I do use manufactured wood occasionally. I love being outside, and often when I pick up a piece of wood the natural forms within it will dictate the direction of the carving, or provide a starting point. I find that the same principle applies when Iím carving stone, allowing the natural shapes to come through will help guide me to a successful carving.

In both my wood and stone carvings I often leave a part of the piece in itís natural state, for example, either leaving an area completely untouched, or allowing tool marks to stand as they are. I feel this allows the process of creating the piece to show through, and serves as a reminder that what is now a finished carving created by human hands was once a piece created by nature, and beautiful in its own right.

My love of jewelry led me to take up silversmithing and chain weaving, which have been my main focus over the past several years, and my work can be seen in several shops in Vancouver, Port Moody and Maple Ridge.

Professional Organizations:
 Joye Designs, Stone Art Gallery, (Old Town) Port Moody, BC S.S.Studio, Port Moody, BC Sense of Style, Maple Ridge, BC Needful Things, Outlook, Sk
Shows:
 Burnaby Arts Council Gallery November 30th-December 19th - 2002- Solo Exhibition
Awards:
 Mom of the Year!
Collections:
 1994 - Oil painting, Dr.and Mrs.Hugh Chaun, Vancouver 1996 - Acrylic painting, Ms.Dawn Vigh, Burnaby l998 - Acrylic painting, Milena and Vadim Dreishner, Richmond l998 - Wood carving, Jim and Vanessa Johnson, Broderick, Saskatchewan l999 - Wood carving, Joe Bratina, Burnaby 2000 - Acrylic painting, Christine and Michael Avramovich, Coquitlam 2000 - Graphite sketch, Michelle and David Chabot, Port Coquitlam 2002 - Alabaster carving, Joe Bratina, Burnaby 2003 - Alabaster carving, Steve Wilson, Burnaby 2003 - Wood carving, Joe Bratina, Burnaby 2003 - Soapstone memorial carving, D.Thompson, North Vancouver 2004 - Wood Carving, Joe Bratina, Burnaby 2007 - Soapstone carving, L.Cullen, Burnaby
Publications:
 UBC's Journal of Writing for Children, Spring 2003 - Illustrated four stories -"Sunday Morning Runaway", "Northern Lights", "Rising Star", and "Potter's Daughter". The Rag - A Progressive Woman's Quarterly - Cover Art, Summer 2006.
Instruction and Workshops:
 Currently teaching Chain Maille Weaving Classes SS Studio, Port Moody, B.C. Currently teaching Viking Weave classes SS Studio, Port Moody, B.C.
Contact Information:
 Email: lyds_moon@hotmail.com Phone: 604-716-0487

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