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Recent Painting – Sidney Spit and Mount Baker

The scale of Mount Baker is confounding. It is over 100km away from Victoria, but on a clear day, it’s so apparent and clear on the skyline, it looks like I could walk there. It dwarfs the lighthouse at the end of Sidney Spit, so much closer by comparison.

The original 18×24″ acrylic on canvas painting has sold, but this similar 16×16″ original oil on canvas is still available; as are prints on canvas or paper.

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Gage Gallery Arts Collective

I am pleased to announce I am now a member of the Gage Gallery Arts Collective.

The Collective owns and operates a gallery at 2031 Oak Bay Avenue here in Victoria.

I will have a few paintings in the small works gallery towards the back (pictured), and will have prints and cards available for sale there, too. Stay tuned for an upcoming group show I’ll be part of there in April, and another in September; and a solo show in 2020.

In the meantime, drop by and see the excellent work of my colleagues there, too.

Right now there’s a very interesting show by Martina Edmondson. She does eco-printing. What’s eco-printing, you ask? It’s when you take specially treated paper, and you steam it while pressed against leaves and blossoms or other botanical items, and then see what you get when it’s done and dried. She compliments this technique with her skills in of bookbinding and collage. It’s well worth checking out!

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Recent Painting – Light Rain on Fisgard Street at Night

I based this painting on a photo I took more than 10 years ago, when I used to work in an office in Fan Tan Alley, in Victoria’s historic Chinatown.

I loved working downtown, and being in the constant company of strangers going about their business. Something was always happening, and the lights and hustle bustle of traffic and pedestrians always made it seem like the place to be.

This was true even early on a drizzly weeknight in the late fall, when the sky darkened after the sun went down before 5, and the most significant thing happening was the flattening of cardboard boxes by a greengrocer.

The 18×24″ original acrylic on canvas painting has sold, but prints can be found here.

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Pop-In Party for a Cause

My Friend Tracey and her family are hosting a chance to socialize, shop and support our community at their home in Cordova Bay on Sunday, December 2nd from 2-4pm at 5247 Hanover Place..

I’ll be there, painting on site. I’ll have cards, calendars, prints and paintings on display and for sale.

There will also be two other artisans: Bonnie, a Jeweller and crafter of thoughtful gifts; and Cheryl, a maker of sweet and savoury treats that will be available to sample at the event and order during the holiday season.

Mini manicures will also be available by donation, with proceeds supporting Umbrella Society for Addictions and Mental Health.