Born in Cleveland, April Gornik attended the Cleveland Institute of Art and received her B.F.A. from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Canada. She now lives and works in New York City. Her subject matter is the light and colors of the landscape. She is able through careful rendering to give her images vibrant luminosity. Her images are never literal, however; the landscapes she creates are imagined and emotional spaces. With their mid- air perspectives and unpopulated expanses, they invite intimate, private contemplation.