Natalie Olanick is an artist, writer and part-time curator. She teaches at Dawson College and is on the board of Articule gallery in Montreal. She studied at the Banff Centre (1988), Queen’s University (1978) and the Ontario College of Art (1980-84). I have always engaged in painting as an explorative practice. I have worked with a variety of materials, which has created a dynamic relationship between the materials and the subject of the work. In my work, the boundaries that distinguish the two are becoming intertwined. Meanings shift from what the materials are to how they bond with the images painted or applied to them.