Veronica funk

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MEDIUM: Acrylic Paint
SPECIALTY: ✔ Generalist

Veronica Funk was raised in northern Manitoba, studied Art & Design at Red Deer College and is currently working towards a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Literature. She is a juried Member of the Alberta Society of Artists, the recipient of the Federation of Canadian Artists Tinyan Chan Award, Fortis Alberta Professional Artist Award, AAW Vitreous Amazing Cultural Ambassador Award, and has been recognized for her contributions to arts and culture in Alberta through the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Distinguished Artist and Soul of Airdrie nominations. Her artistic focus has shifted towards storytelling, with a recent emphasis on celebrating the lives and stories of women through portraiture.

 

“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, was a place that I never wanted to leave,” she recounts.

After moving to Alberta, she studied Art & Design at Red Deer College, then returned to Manitoba to apprentice with potters, stone sculptors and painters and spent a year creatively painting on a farm in Saskatchewan. She is currently continuing her studies through Thompson Rivers University with an emphasis in painting.

Her work was initially inspired by a northern exhibit of work created by Benjamin Chi Chi, of the Woodlands Artists and also by the vibrant palettes and simplified yet inspirational images of Georgia O’Keeffe and Lawren Harris of the Group of Seven. As she resides in a rapidly growing environment, her work has grown to reflect a suburban influence in the use of spray paint and stencils which are also prevalent in graffiti.

Veronica’s work has been exhibited across Canada and in the United States and is found in private and corporate collections around the world. She is a member of the Alberta Society of Artists, the Federation of Canadian Artists and resides in Airdrie, Alberta.  Her work has been featured in Galleries West, ARABELLA, Where Women Create, Cloth Paper Scissors and In Her Studio magazines.

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Specialty: ✔ Marketing & Branding ✔ Business

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Website Design

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Artist Statement & CV

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Social Media

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Shows and Exhibits

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Marketing & Branding

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Pricing Artwork

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Approaching Galleries

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Running your art business the day-to-day

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Studio Time Management

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MORE ABOUT THE ARTIST

Veronica Funk was born on June 25, 1966 in Winnipeg and raised in Leaf Rapids, northern Manitoba. She studied Art & Design at Red Deer College in Alberta, apprenticed with potters, stone sculptors and painters in Manitoba and spent a year painting on a farm in Saskatchewan. 

She currently resides near the Rocky Mountains in Airdrie, Alberta and has been painting professionally since 1999. Her work has been exhibited across Canada and in the United States and is found in private and corporate collections around the world.