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Drea Cohane

Artist member since 2021
Pro
Toronto, Ontario

Drea is an emerging artist who draws and paints from the city of Toronto. Due to an mTBI, Drea was inspired and motivated to take up art as a means of building new neural pathways. What started out as an effort to increase brain plasticity, has now become a lifelong creative endeavour.

For the artist, the interior lives we all carry about within us, is what is truly fascinating about human nature. These enigmatic inner landscapes are mostly kept hidden from a passerby, but will sometimes - and often fleetingly, reveal themselves in a passing gesture or look. In her portraits, Drea looks to capture a quality or expression through the use of colour and contour that distills something of the interior life of a person. Whether it's just a mere glimpse of what's going on under the surface, there is always an urgent sense of a passing mood playing out before the viewer.


Work

Clem
Drea Cohane
  • 11" x 15"
  • $125 buy — $25 try

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Q+A

Best season of the year in Toronto

Autumn. I prefer the cooler weather, as well as the wonderful colour scheme that nature offers up at that time of the year.

Beverage of choice

Tea. I drink copious amounts throughout the day. White tea (Pai Mu Tan) is my current go-to.

Favourite musical artist / band right now

Blonde Redhead

Favourite artist(s) right now

Tina Berning, Anne-Sophie Tschiegg, Egon Schiele, Lucien Freud

How long have you been creating art?

I used to paint and sell abstracts in my twenties. The pandemic + mTBI inspired me to take up art again. I couldn't draw to save my life, so learning portraits has been a huge learning curve for me. I still have so much to learn, and am excited to hone this new skill-set.

Favourite medium

Watercolour and Gouache.

Upcoming Exhibitions
2021-08-27

The Starving Artist, Toronto
Solo Exhibit

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2021

The Holy Art, London
Infinity

2021

Las Laguna Art Gallery, California
Painterly

2021

Gallea, Montreal
Women In Art

2021

Esperanto Gallery, Markham
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