Toril’s bold and contemporary work is influenced by the masters, vintage relics, and nature; using unique colored gesso on canvas, she creates a negative space to build compositions. Her work echoes that of wood-cut prints or stained glass by separating color from its descriptive, representational purpose — allowing it to exist on the canvas as an independent element. Her series pieces celebrate vulnerable humans, animal species, and the fragility of the balance of our relationship with nature.
Toril Fisher is an award-winning artist residing in Sheboygan. She studied painting and metals at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and completed her BFA at Pacific Lutheran University in Washington State.