Majie Lavergne & Claudia Lohmann
Born in Germany in April of 1957, Claudia Lohmann has been exposed to art her entire life. Her father was an artist accomplished in landscapes, architecture, and still life. Claudia immigrated to Canada in 1995 with her husband and three children. In 2004 while managing a modest gallery on Salt Spring Island, featuring the art of Richard Jacksties, her own creativity and desire to paint was catalyzed. With her family’s support and encouragement, she began to experiment with various styles and mediums and has since come to favor acrylic paint on wood and canvas. Her paintings began with rudimentary geometric shapes in intricate patterns and bold colours in daring combinations. Although still rooted in her beginnings, her style since progressed into an ever more deliberate method featuring bold lineation and tincture with subtle shapes and symbolism. She calls it “Imaginative Geometric Abstract.”
Claudia style has since developed further into abstract paintings that are free from her traditional geometric shapes. Over the past years Claudia has been displaying her art in shows such as Sooke Fine Art Show, Sidney Fine Art Show, in the Federation of Canadian Artist Gallery on Granville Island in Vancouver, at Nanaimo Fine Art Show, and in the Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery. In 2015 Claudia became an AFCA member. Claudia has been volunteering with various art groups on the island over the last few years. She is currently the president of the Nanaimo Chapter Federation of Canadian Artists and has previously been on the board for the Ladysmith Arts Council.
Majie Lavergne is an Abstract painter, born in Paris, France. He has received five awards from the Federation of Canadian Artists. His work has appeared in more than 30 solo and group exhibitions, in Paris, the United States and Canada.