Outside the lines

6. morning


“MacFayden’s paintings are all about gestures, paint texture and explosions of colour.  Some have a post-impressionist landscape feel, while others are full-on abstract expressionist in style. She talks about her work ‘going where the colours take (her),’ a sentiment that perfectly describes the freshness of the paintings as well as their boundless and infectious energy.”

— Gilbert Bouchard, Edmonton Journal, April 2009



“The whole point of making art is to touch the heart.

It should have breath and a pulse.

Whether it invokes feelings of joy, love, beauty,

sorrow, despair, even moral outrage…

art should make you feel something.

— Laurie MacFayden