Tony Kristopaitis is an artist and sculptor residing in Vancouver, BC. He often starts his work with a sketch in order to work out the composition then uses a variety of media and drawing tools - from pencil, charcoal, crayon to oils, acrylics, wax and resin. He is trained in glass which influences his interest in transparency through layering with wax and resin in his compositions. Tony is inspired by the forest, the garden and the rich layers of underwater riverbeds. The layering of foliage and flowers with wax creates a translucency and depth in the process of mark-making with line, colour and texture onto the canvas, resulting in unexpected discovery through the act of painting. Tony often uses photography to capture the essence of these subjects which is then translated into abstract and even surreal statements.