Constance Bachmann

Painting has always interested me above all other artistic disciplines, from the luscious physicality of the paint to the endless possibilities for color.

For me, color is at the root of everything I do. I’m always looking for creative ways to incorporate unusual bits of color into the most unexpected areas of my paintings. The more I play with color, the more a painting takes shape. I enjoy using representational subjects because they inspire me to explore dualities; patterns and scribbles, highlights and shadows, historical and contemporary, for example, while giving the work an overall sense of purpose. I often begin with a formal sketch, but then I allow the work to unfold from there.

My newest figurative work hints at historical portraiture, echoing my ongoing fascination for the elaborate costumes of those eras. I paint fanciful clothing that may suggest the French Renaissance period, Elizabethan styles, or Spanish Vaquero times. In this spontaneous and playful way, I aim to soften my subject’s starched collars and have them relax their stuffy facades, painting society’s past, prideful veneers into a fresher, and much more benevolent context.

Artist Constance Bachmann with artworks
AVAILABLE ARTWORKS

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2021

  • Gallery Opening Exhibition – Conrad West Gallery, Las Vegas, NV
  • Into the Void – group show, Sopa Fine Arts, Kelowna, BC

2020

  • Holiday Group Show – Exposition de Groupe, Alpha Art Gallery, Ottawa, ON
  • Gifted – group show, Sopa Fine Arts, Kelowna, BC

2019

  • Gifted Group Show – Sopa Fine Arts, Kelowna, BC
  • Holiday Group Show – Alpha Art Gallery, Ottawa, ON
  • Beauties and Beast – with Christopher Griffin, Sopa Fine Arts, Kelowna, BC
  • Higher Ground –  with Matt Petley-Jones, Sopa Fine Arts, Kelowna BC

2018

  • A Chorus of Color – group show, Sopa Fine Arts, Kelowna, BC
  • Strokes of Venus – group show, Sopa Fine Arts, Kelowna, BC
  • On the Flip Side – group show, Sopa Fine Arts, Kelowna, BC

2017

  • Holiday Hoopla- group show, Sopa Fine Art, Kelowna BC
  • Sprezzatura with Peter F. Gross, Sopa Fine Art, Kelowna BC
  • Red Green + In Between- group show, Sopa Fine Art, Kelowna BC

2016

  • Poetica – Sopa Fine Art, Kelowna BC
  • Bang the Drum with Richard Taylor, Sopa Fine Art, Kelowna BC
  • Merry + Bright, Sopa Fine Art, Kelowna

2015

  • Merry and Bright – group show, Sopa Fine Art, Kelowna
  • Boketto with Rose Braun, Sopa Fine Art, Kelowna
  • Anne Neilson Fine Art, group show, Charlotte NC
  • Social Medium – Sopa Fine Art, Kelowna
  • Group Exhibition – Stephen Lowe Art Gallery, Calgary AB

2014

  • Wrapped in Color – Sopa Fine Art, Kelowna
  • Lines and Contradictions – Sopa Fine Art, Kelowna
  • Sopa Fine Art, Tis the Season – group show, Kelowna
  • Anne Neilson Fine Art, group show, Charlotte NC
  • Stephen Lowe Art Gallery – shared exhibition, Calgary AB

2013

  • A Fine Conversation with Ray Phillips, Sopa Fine Art, Kelowna
  • Anne Neilson Fine Art, Charlotte NC
  • Bits and Pieces – group show, Sopa Fine Arts, Kelowna
  • Off the Hook- group show, Sopa Fine Art, Kelowna, BC
  • Anne Irwin Fine Art- group show, Atlanta Georgia

2012

  • We’re Making a List- group show, Sopa Fine Art, Kelowna, BC
  • Side-tracked – group show, Sopa Fine Art, Kelowna, BC
  • Summer Tributes – group show, Sopa Fine Art, Kelowna BC
  • Anne Irwin Fine Art- group show, Atlanta Georgia

2011

  • Deck the Walls – group show, Sopa Fine Art, Kelowna BC
  • Anne Irwin Fine Art- group show, Atlanta Georgia
  • Carry On – group show, Sopa Fine Art, Kelowna
  • Wrap it Up Again – group show, Sopa Fine Art, Kelowna
  • White Rock Gallery – group show, White Rock BC

2010

  • Bark – solo exhibit, Sopa Fine Arts, Kelowna BC
  • U8 group exhibition, Sopa Fine Arts, Kelowna BC
  • Stephen Lowe Art Gallery group exhibit, Calgary AB

2009

  • White Rock Gallery – shared exhibition, White Rock BC

2008

  • Winter Solstice – Assiniboia Gallery, Regina SK
  • Stephen Lowe Art Gallery, Calgary AB
  • Prairie Lights- group show, Assiniboia Gallery, Regina SK
  • White Rock Gallery – group show, White Rock BC

2007

  • Solo exhibit, Stephen Lowe Art gallery, Calgary AB
  • Spring is in the air- group show, White Rock Gallery, White Rock BC

2006

  • Color on high- group show, Hambleton Gallery, Kelowna BC
  • Moments in time- group show, Stephen Lowe Art Gallery, Calgary AB

2005

  • Solo exhibit- on the horizon, Hambleton Gallery, Kelowna BC
  • Contrasts- group exhibit, White Rock Gallery, White Rock BC

2004

  • Hambleton Gallery, Kelowna BC
  • Stephen Lowe Art Gallery, Calgary AB
  • White Rock Gallery, group exhibition White Rock BC

2003

  • Hambleton Gallery, group show, Kelowna BC
  • Summer Lights- group show, Stephen Lowe Art Gallery, Calgary AB
  • Solo exhibit, White Rock Gallery, White Rock BC

2002

  • Stephen Lowe Art Gallery, Calgary AB
  • Solo exhibit, Simon Patrich Gallery, Vancouver BC

2001

  • Tutt St Gallery, group show, Kelowna BC
  • Solo exhibit, Stephen Lowe Art Gallery, Calgary AB
  • White Rock Gallery – group exhibition, White Rock BC

2000

  • On mark- solo exhibit, Tutt St Gallery, Kelowna BC
  • Solo exhibit, Stephen Lowe Art Gallery, Calgary AB

1999

  • Tutt St Gallery, group show, Kelowna BC
  • Solo exhibit, Stephen Lowe Art Gallery, Calgary AB

1998

  • Hampton Gallery, group show, Kamloops BC

1997

  • Hampton Gallery, Kamloops BC
  • Tutt St Gallery, solo show, Kelowna BC

1996

  • Pure Art Gallery, Grand Caymen Island

1995

  • Faces We Know- solo show, Sarah Dobbs Gallery, Vancouver BC

1994

  • Shepard Gallery, Chateau Whistler, Whistler BC
  • Sarah Dobbs Gallery, group show, Vancouver BC

EDUCATION

  • Okanagan College- Fine Arts program, Kelowna BC 1982
  • Langara College- Fine Arts program, Vancouver BC 1983-84

PUBLICATIONS

  • A Million Little Things – drama series, ABC, ‘Duel’ 2020
  • Boulevard Okanagan, Inspired People, Nov-Dec issue 2017
  • Greenleaf- drama series, Oprah Winfrey Network, still life series 2016
  • The Book of the Dog – Lawrence King Publishing, London UK 2015
  • Strokes of Compassion – by Anne H. Neilson, Charlotte NC 2014
  • Icon Magazine – artist Profile, 2014 Kelowna BC
  • Galleries West Magazine – art spotlight  2012
  • Lullaby for Pi – movie, dog series, Quebec 2010
  • Entertainment – the Daily Courier, Kelowna 2000
  • Women’s Television Network, Women in the Arts Series, Vancouver BC 1995
  • Northwest Design and Living Magazine US, 1993

CHARIABLE DONATIONS

  • Kelowna General Hospital Foundation ‘Heart of Gold’ Gala 2014, Kelowna BC
  • ‘Georgia English Bulldog Rescue’ Bully Ball Fundraiser 2012-13, Atlanta Georgia
  • Aberdeen Hall Preparatory School Spring Galas, 2009-10 Kelowna BC
  • NOCLS fundraiser, 2009-10, Vernon BC
  • Okanagan Symphony Society 2008 ‘Midsummer Magic’ Kelowna BC
  • Kelowna Art Gallery ‘Seeing Red and White’ Event, 2006
  • Vancouver Symphony VSO- 2005, Vancouver BC
  • Point Grey Academy- 2004, Vancouver BC
  • United Way- 2003-05, Kelowna BC

COLLECTIONS

  • Ronald McDonald House, Vancouver BC
  • Kelowna Infiniti Nissan, Kelowna BC
  • Kelowna Hospice House, Kelowna BC
  • San Marc Custom Homes, Kelowna BC
  • Sutton Place Hotel, Vancouver BC
  • Canadian Pacific Railway, Calgary AB
  • Elbow River Marketing, Calgary AB
  • Meyers, Norris & Penny, Kelowna BC
  • Dr Stephen Johnson, Kelowna BC
  • Ad Vitam Healthcare, West Kelowna BC
  • Herman Group, Kelowna BC
  • Cenovus Energy Corporation, Calgary AB
  • BBB Architects, Ottawa ON
  • The Larsen Financial Group, Vancouver BC

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