Eunmi Conacher is a Vancouver Island artist, currently living in Sooke,who works primarily with oils and acrylics. She attended Hong-Ik University in Seoul, Korea, graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Art degree, majoring in ceramics and fine art education. She also has a teaching certificate. She obtained a post graduate Diploma in Visual Arts at The University of Sydney, Australia; and did a research program in ceramics at Tsukuba University, Japan. She came to Canada in 1996 and settled in Whistler, where she and her husband operated a small business. She moved to Nanaimo in 2004, where she renewed her interest in art, inspired by the natural beauty of Vancouver Island. She became an active member of The Federation of Canadian Artists in 2008, and an elected member of The Society of Canadian Artists in 2013. She received her AFCA designation in 2015.
Artist Statement: I describe myself as a contemporary impressionist and expressionist artist. My desire is to create paintings which bring energy to the canvas. My work is more an expression of the mood in the scene rather than a realistic picture of the scene. I use depth of color to balance realism and abstract. My use of color, form, and texture is intuitive. My hope is that the viewers connect emotionally with the painting in their own way. The result I strive for is a painting from the heart.