The Colour of Life An Exhibition of New Paintings by Mary Ann Laing Opens November 19!
18 November, 20221 min read
Mary Ann Laing's much anticipated solo exhibition of beloved local landscapes opens Saturday, November 19 in Victoria!
Using oils, her colour palette combines complementary blues and oranges with the ever-present lush greens associated with the West Coast landscape. A signature Federation of Canadian Artists member, Mary Ann’s work has been included in many exhibitions over the past 25 years.
Most of my works are of places where I live or have lived. Since I began painting, I have been in constant awe of the beauty of sunlight as it dances through the breathtaking scenery on Vancouver Island. The neighbourhoods in Fairfield provide endless subject matter to be painted, particularly in the fall when the colours range from deep shades to intense pure tones. My paintings are about life. Highs and lows, light and dark, contrasts that complement each other, as life does. I am saying through my brush to thrill on the joys, knowing the darks do exist, to move forward into places that offer peace.
Graff's mastery of mixed media is evident in his dramatic paintings that seamlessly weave together the opulence of metallic leafing, the subtlety of transparent colour glazes, and the sleek finish of high-sheen resin. This chemistry of materials breathes life into his canvases, crafting a dance of depth and luminosity that invites the viewer to explore every inch.
We invite you to step closer, let your eyes wander, and allow your mind to engage with the elemental forces that inspire David Graff's extraordinary art.
Nathalie Lapointe's artistic journey is a testament to the strength of passion and perseverance. Her distinct style and technique have captivated audiences and earned her a deserving place in the Canadian art scene. Her commitment to the art community and dedication to her craft inspire aspiring artists everywhere. In conclusion, Lapointe's journey is a testimony to the power of artistic talent, hard work, and determination.
Step into the world of Peter Wyse, an artist who brings to life the magical relationship between nature and the human imagination with every brush stroke. In his latest masterpiece, we witness Wyse's use of vibrant colours and lively wildlife, which showcases his mastery of whimsical artistry. Let's discover the detailed techniques and heartfelt inspirations behind his latest collection, which celebrates the joy of creation and the profound tranquility of the natural world.