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VERONICA FUNK

Alberta, Canada On Etsy since 2008

veronicafunk

VERONICA FUNK

Alberta, Canada | 47 Sales

Announcement    Veronica Funk studied Art & Design, apprenticed with potters, stone sculptors and painters in Manitoba and spent a year painting on a farm in Saskatchewan. She is a Member of the Alberta Society of Artists, the Federation of Canadian Artists and resides near the Rocky Mountains in Alberta.

"I grew up in the most beautiful place in northern Manitoba, surrounded by the Churchill River and boreal forests. Though we didn't have formal art education, I did learn traditional arts and crafts from my neighborhood Cree grandmothers, like weaving, beading, moccasin making, and birch bark biting. I learned how to draw by copying the Archie comics that were prevalent in my home as my mother was from South America and these comics helped her to learn English. My father told me the comics also inspired my name. I like that."

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Last updated on Mar 31, 2020

Veronica Funk studied Art & Design, apprenticed with potters, stone sculptors and painters in Manitoba and spent a year painting on a farm in Saskatchewan. She is a Member of the Alberta Society of Artists, the Federation of Canadian Artists and resides near the Rocky Mountains in Alberta.

"I grew up in the most beautiful place in northern Manitoba, surrounded by the Churchill River and boreal forests. Though we didn't have formal art education, I did learn traditional arts and crafts from my neighborhood Cree grandmothers, like weaving, beading, moccasin making, and birch bark biting. I learned how to draw by copying the Archie comics that were prevalent in my home as my mother was from South America and these comics helped her to learn English. My father told me the comics also inspired my name. I like that."

WEBSITE:
www.veronicafunk.com

INSTAGRAM:
http://www.instagram.com/veronicafunk

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3.5 out of 5 stars
(4)
  • sylvrsmith on Mar 13, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    I love your work Veronica, and appreciate your classes. Your instruction offers the student the opportunity to play and experiment while learning to find their own style. There are a lot of techniques packed into this class, looking forward to more!

  • Pascale on Mar 6, 2020

    1 out of 5 stars

    Sorry but this course is not for a beginner ... it is badly filmed, but the pray is that you cannot finish your tables because we do not show you the end ... we just write you how to do it . No really Mrs ... we do not write on its advertisement that the course is also for beginners because it is false !!!!

    Veronica

    Veronica responded on Mar 9, 2020

    I am very sorry you had such a negative experience. These courses usually receive very positive responses as they are an inexpensive introduction (see below) but I would be happy to offer a discount if you would like to try another eCourse. "Whether you have experience with this and imagery or are looking to expand your creative repertoire, you’ll find this workshop to be an invigorating and exploratory introduction to personal creative expression. Beginner or more experienced artists will build their skills while incorporating these these creative art-bites: - introduction to working in vibrant layers of colour & pattern - simplifying the painting process - expanding your creative muscles - using stencils & stamps"

  • Marie on Dec 4, 2018

    5 out of 5 stars

    I recently purchased the e book Altered Books Online Workshop with Veronica Funk.I love the book - even though I have not started on an actual project. I am very excited about the project - I love the creative energy and the endless possibillities. Thank you so much for putting all this information in a book and make it accessible.

About veronicafunk

Sales 47
On Etsy since 2008

Sacred Vessel

Vessel (ves’el) 1 a utensil for holding something, as a vase, bowl, pot, kettle, etc. 2 Bible a person thought of as being the receiver or repository of some spirit or influence 3 a boat or ship 4 a) a tube or duct containing or circulating body fluid b) a continuous, water-conducting tube (Websters)

Growing up in northern Manitoba my entire world was influenced by the Cree culture in which I was immersed. As a young girl, on one of many trips up the Churchill River, I saw my first pictographs drawn on stone outcroppings high above the waterline, and yet so far down from the land that sat on top of it that I wondered how anyone could reach that space to draw in our time, never mind thousands of years ago. I was enamoured of the works of the Woodlands Artists and was exposed to my first exhibit of works by Benjamin Chee Chee at the Exhibition Centre. With my classmates, I visited an archeological site near rapids on Churchill River, the ones after which my community, Leaf Rapids, was named.

At seventeen my family moved to Alberta when the life of the local mine became tenuous and my heart was broken. I cried to return to the silence of the boreal forest of the north, to the endless and abundantly clean waters, and to the aurora borealis in all its glory. In 1988 I returned, with my husband, to be married and though things had changed since I left because of the struggles of the mine and in turn, the struggles of the entire community, the land and its history remained. I spent hours in the Exhibition Centre, dreaming of the days I was taught to weave and to bead, and of the times I spent in the woods with my childhood friends. This place north of 56 where I learned to survive in the wilderness as part of my public education; where we came together to celebrate the Winter Carnival, racing in snowshoes, baking bannock, watching the dog sled races; where we were raised to nurture nature. I never wanted to leave.

And now, I have finally found a way to fill the hole left in my heart when I left the north. Every painting for me is filled with the images, colours and symbols of my memory.

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  • Veronica Funk

    Owner, Artist

    I grew up in northern Manitoba, studied Art & Design in Alberta and painting at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, apprenticed with potters and a stone sculptor, spent a year painting on a farm in Saskatchewan and currently reside near the Rocky Mountains.

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Last updated on March 31, 2020
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