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Tag Archives: Nude Art

Trinita Waller

My formal art training began with pottery and functional vessels so the move to sculpture seemed to be a natural evolution. Permanent materials such as clay, stone and bronze have always been a part of my pallet; the figure is a subject that I have rendered many ways incorporating variations of these materials.

Learning the language of form and function and juxtaposing it with a play of positive and negative shapes is a constant exploration in my work.  Consistently appearing as a thread throughout my work is the female form, the inspiration being both familiarity and an appreciation for the human body.

“Torso” is an experiment in cast bronze of a hollow vessel. The piece grew out of a perception of how the female form is viewed. Some of the most important parts of a woman’s inner workings are outlined by negative spaces. Other parts that are considered taboo by some are remain whole. As the human form is soft and pliable this piece is executed in a medium that is hard and cold to the touch yet it imbues the supple visual qualities of the female figure.

Art Education

1998/97Glass Blowing, Red Deer College Alberta “Summer Series”

1998 Glass Fusing Workshop with Brock Craig

1990Sculpture Diploma Program Capilano College (Dean’s List)

1983-86Participated in various bronze workshops with the Seymour Sculptors

1982  Capilano College summer session Bronze workshop

1980 – 81 Fine Arts Program at David Thompson University- Nelson BC

Studied Sculpture Dance & Drawing

1980 University of Alberta Department of Extension Studied Ceramics

Soleil Mannion

Born in the Netherlands, Soleil Mannion’s formative years were spent in Vancouver, B.C. Her travels through the dramatic landscapes and seascapes of the Pacific coast awakened her artistic insight and personal aesthetic.

In 1991, Soleil moved to London, England to engage in multidisciplinary art studies – in drama, dance, and costume design. As she went on to work and teach in acting and costume design, she refined her sensitivity to lighting and spatial dimension – elements which have played central roles in her paintings and mixed-media works ever since.


While overseas, Soleil traveled through Europe, cultivating an openness to aesthetic discoveries along the way. One year in the Netherlands inspired an increasing love of open spaces – for their aesthetic possibilities and meanings, and also for their emotional potential. Two years in Greece and Italy rewarded her with a sharp sense of the various powers of warm light and subtle colour.

In 2003, Soleil moved to Vancouver Island and completed fine art studies at
Vancouver Island University. Soleil is an artist who seeks to call forth an initial feeling response with her work, which can soften armour and open doors to imaginative and thinking engagement with art.

Soleil began mounting solo exhibitions in 2005. Her work can be viewed at Sooke Harbour House, Brentwood College School, and at her home studio in Mill Bay.


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