Radiance Dream works in acrylics and mixed media. She enjoys experimenting with acrylic media and is particularly interested in depicting variations of the human form that don’t conform to modern standards of beauty. Her most recent pieces explore the issue of identity; how we see ourselves and how others see us. She is currently working on a series of large paintings, (72” X 48”) that relate to women who have to find their identity and meaning in their lives after retirement, divorce or widowhood.
Radiance learned to draw at the Monart School in Los Angeles, studied art at College of the Desert in California (1988-1990). After spending the summer of 1990 painting in Bali, Indonesia, she moved to Greece where she worked as a teacher and web designer, continued painting and exhibited work at local shows.
Back in the Fraser Valley after retiring, Radiance began studying in the Visual Arts programme at UFV in 2013, where she’s currently enrolled in drawing and painting classes. Two of her works were recently published in Louden Singletree, the UFV annual arts magazine. Radiance exhibited and sold three pieces at the Abbotsford Arts Council Anonymous Art Show for 2014. Most recently Radiance has exhibited at the ADBA Wine and Art Walk.
Radiance is continuing her studies at UFV with an advanced painting class. She attends numerous art workshops as well as her regular classes.