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Hook Elva

Hook Elva

Hook Elva

http://www.elvahook.com/

elvahook@rogers.com

416-536-4941

I grew up in Woodstock, Ontario and discovered painting when I was quite young. Training at Sheridan College led me to a professional practice as a freelance artist. Since 1982 I have called the west end of Toronto home. I chose to set up my studio in Parkdale, only minutes away from Lake Ontario and High Park, complete with marshes and wetlands, these precious resources continue to teach and inspire. On daily photography trips to High Park I chronicle the seasons, the play of light and shadow, movement and stasis, the rush and burble of streams and ponds as they sit sheltered inside an urban matrix of humming traffic. It is this urban-sylvan alchemy that has helped to develop my technique. Each piece I create represents a balance of nature, serendipity and intention; the same three forces that conspire to make High Park such a boundless source of inspiration for me. Together they are a constant, in the air, the light, the trees, but most perfectly, in its waterways.