Ian Tremewen • Village Galleries Maui

 

IAN TREMEWEN began showing his watercolors with Village Gallery in 1976 while living on Maui. Now based in Australia, contemporary watercolourist Ian Tremewen was born in Montreal. Much of his life has been spent in the Caribbean and Hawaiian tropics. Ian's work reflects the interest he feels for light, space and shadow working in sculpture, contemporary glass and textiles. His abstract interpretation of the amorphic shapes of nature, coupled with his design and composition enable him to present his work with a view that is distinctly his own.

Artist's Statement: "As an artist, I can experiment with many aspects and combinations. I've always been fascinated by the psychedelic colours hidden in rainforests. For me, these elements invite abstraction, where a shape, along with colour and texture, defines an object. There now appears to be a refreshing openess emerging in the art world. I feel there is a freedom to stretch and explore ideas and alternatives like never before using mediums and concepts that are expanding the world of art and design.”

Tremewen's viewpoint brings to his work both strength and imagination, uncovering a vision of life and it's images that we might otherwise miss.