Hedda Sidla’s oil and acrylic paintings are symbolic interpretations of real and imaginary journeys, where sky, land, water, and objects become visual metaphors of our conscious and unconscious travels. The luminous paintings evolve intuitively through a repeated process of layering and removing paint. Fine lines are scratched into the surface, serving both as boundaries and places to be crossed through. The resulting images embrace themes of remembrance, reverence, and connection that have been inspired by travels over and through the Canadian landscape.
Hedda Sidla earned a B.F.A./Concentration Psychology from the University of Ottawa in 1999. She has exhibited at Ottawa’s Karsh-Masson and City Hall Galleries, Snapdragon Gallery, and Centre d’exposition l’Imagier in Aylmer, Quebec. Her paintings can be found in both public and private collections. Hedda is also an art instructor.