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Aunaray C. Clusiau

2012 season - Aunaray C.Clusiau 

"I feel most at peace when I am in quiet places surrounded by nature especially around and in water and among trees. It upsets me when I see trees just wiped out to develop an area instead of honoring them and working around and with them, so I think that is why I like to paint trees in almost an iconic way, singling them out to be admired."                        - Aunaray Clusiau

                                                                                     

BIOGRAPHY

Growing up in Toronto Aunaray C. Clusiau aka Carol Clusiau was blessed by location to frequent the plethora of art galleries available to her.

A rigorous enthusiasm prompted her to take her first art classes at the Ontario College of Art, drawing large-bellied, wrinkly, old men off the street, wearing nothing but a bottle of rum.

When she got the message to “go west young girl” she fell in love with BC eventually graduating from Emily Carr College of Art and Design with a major in film where she awarded a scholarship each year as well as The Helen Pitt Award and The Joseph Golland Memorial Scholarship.

In 1995 she was acceptedinto the prestigious Canadian Film Center as a Resident Director and screenwriter. Under the name Carol Clusiau she has been reviewed in the Vancouver Sun, The North Shore News, Playback Magazine, The Oregonian Press, Take One Magazine, The Montreal Mirror as well as interviews on Co-op Radio Vancouver and The CBC Morning Show.

Retired from film directing, she is happy to be living away from the big city, in the beautiful Okanagan where she sometimes designs and sells jewelry at the farmers market, teaches yoga and has recently renewed her passion for painting.
Large comtemporary abstract and impressionistic paintings of trees and water are an ongoing theme in Aunarya's work. "I feel most at peace when I am in quiet places surrounded by nature especially around and in water and among trees. It upsets me when I see trees just wiped out to develop an area instead of honoring them and working around and with them, so I think that is why I like to paint trees in almost an iconic way, singling them out to be admired." 
Aunaray lives in Kelowna and has a working studio at the Rotary Centre for the Arts.
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