Wild Women is a celebration of the wilderness as seen through the eyes of these three women artists: Joyce Burkholder, Kathy Haycock and Linda Sorensen. The book presents reproductions of each artist’s paintings, and photos of the artists at work in the landscape and in their studios. It includes short biographies of each artist, followed by a section of conversations that illuminate and compare their individual approaches and techniques. The foreword and afterword bring the message of the importance of conservation directly to the reader.
Wild Women: Painters of the Wilderness is a beautiful art book that is also a strong statement by women about recording, sharing and preserving the Canadian wilderness. It introduces to a wider public a group of contemporary professional women painters who work together and support each other in their mutual goals. Part of what makes this book unique is that it presents the lives and work of three established female Ottawa Valley artists who gather together to paint the wilderness. Each has a back-to-theland experience that drew her to this remote, rural area and connected her to the wilderness.