Several new paintings from Victoria's very own Mary Ann Laing have arrived at the West End Gallery. Mary Ann captures the various locales of Victoria with her vivid colours and bold brush strokes.
It is because of my relentless curiosity that I am continually compelled to paint. It is the thought of what lies ahead once the idea seed is planted that inspires me. Be it from a meditative source or physical beauty that calls, or the obvious glory of natures existence in the drenching sunlight, once into the action of putting pigment onto the canvas, I open myself to anything."
Stop by our gallery in Victoria or visit Mary Ann's artist page to view the new arrivals!
This documentary resulted from an unexpected encounter between a painter and a young filmmaker. The idea of carrying out a magnificent project came from their first exchange. Without a budget and funding, simply for the love of art, these two artists wanted to express a familiar feeling: The desire to be an artist.
He takes it all in from the perspective of a passerby. Compositions are caught on the run. Momentary scenes of which the recollection contains only the essential. They are spontaneous - not to say improvised, as Robert captures many familiar locations in Montréal. It is a free-style, remembering a place in how it once was or should be, in one's mind with a hint of mischief.