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Hilda Oomen – Bloom

2020-01-18 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us for the opening of “Bloom”, the latest works from Hilda Oomen

Exhibition dates:
January 18 – February 11, 2020

Opening Reception:
Saturday, January 18, 2020
2 – 5 pm

“Gardening is central to my painting. I have spent years working in gardens, both as a career and as a creative substitute for painting. Those years became the inspiration for my current work. My earlier paintings flowed directly from the experience of the Mulmer hills of Ontario; large landscapes overlaid with mosaic-like floral insets. My shift towards community gardening is mirrored in my smaller more intimate floral paintings. Painting small allows for a simplified and strong focus. For me flowers are the embodiment of life, beauty and joy!”
– Hilda Oomen

Hilda Oomen is an artist born and raised in Kingston, currently based in Belleville, Ontario. Oomen completed her BFA at Queen’s University (1984), followed by a summer in the Young Resident Artists program at The Banff Centre. Oomen made the move from Toronto to a more rural area to further her work in landscaping, gardening on a larger scale, and still life painting.


2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Galerie St-Laurent + Hill
293 Dalhousie Street
Ottawa, K1N 7E5 CA
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