Artworks and Stories of the Land’s Local Colour
The colour of the land is full of personality, myth, history, and spirit. Some of these colours are the result of sacred pilgrimages, others come from the scars of industry. Each reveal the life of the earth in its colour. Seeing such ochres as alive is an ancient approach, going back to a time when more people listened to the earth as a teacher. In these local colour portraits the land is something still worthy of our attention today.
In the Media
“What van Donkelaar does is … have fun, learn from everywhere and teach as he learns.”
—Mr. Stephen Strauss, CBC News.
“Symeon comes across as a really beautiful and knowledgeable and dedicated person. You can see in him what art must have meant in so many cultures in the pre-modern period.”
—Fr. Dan Donovan, St. Michael’s College.
“Symeon’s unique style of art truly signifies how beautiful Canada is.”
—Ms. Nicole Dupuis, Parks Canada.