Image: Text: Image at CVAG

Image: Text: Image, Group show at Comox Valley Art Gallery. My work, “Being Human” is in the front window of the gallery. Show runs through June.

Add comment June 8th, 2017

The Basement Show: Views from the Edge

Just had a great time curating and organizing a group show of Comox Valley Artists, which ran during the Elevate the Arts festival here in Courtenay. Space was donated by St. George’s Church; artists donated time and effort as well as their wonderful work. A few images.

Opening night.

Artist/poet Ed Varney with Andy MacDougall, who did live screen printing during the opening.

Work included prints, paintings, & sculpture.

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Canada 150 Show, TOSH, Qualicum

Coming up for July–the ‘Canada 150th’ show at The Old School House gallery, Qualicum, June 26 - August 7. Juried show, 65 paintings have been selected out of over 200 submissions. Very pleased that two of my Vancouver paintings will be there. Opening reception, June 28 afternoon.

“Towards Victory Square” Acrylic, 72″ x 48″

“The Sky in Vancouver” acrylic, 48″ x 36″

Add comment May 1st, 2017

Open Studio–Central Island Studio Tour May 5-6-7

Just a week away! The annual Central Island Studio Tour here in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island (there won’t be one in the fall, so this is ‘it.’) My studio is almost ready–paintings hung, just a few finishing touches to go. May 5, 6, 7th. Friday evening 4-9 pm, and two full days 10 am - 5 pm. Check out my listing, #17 in the online brochure.

Port Metro, Vancouver 24″ x 48″

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Being Human

Hard to be human…unending decisions…outcomes uncertain… randomness…astray with the best of intentions…reasons not given. Good luck. 4′ x 4′ Acrylic.

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One more week

One more week for “Downtown,” my solo show at TOSH arts centre, Qualicum. Show closes March 11.

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Nightfall Pike Market

One of the paintings for the “Downtown” show at TOSH gallery, Qualicum. Pike Market on a rainy evening, things gradually slowing down, the lights emanating warmth on the shiny paving stones. One of my favourite places to visit; it never really grows old.  36″ x 48″.

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Tucson Station Sunset

Inspired by a train trip from West Texas to Los Angeles. This one is going into the “Downtown” show. Maybe it’s stretching the point a little, but after a few weeks in a small West Texas town, the Tucson station with its charming railside bistro offering wine, cappuccinos, and paninis felt very urban! and it is, after all, part of their downtown. Of course, the best part was the sunset. 24″ x 48″.

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People in the Street

Two pieces going into the “Downtown” show. An old man in Victoria,  a young woman in Vancouver. “Chinatown Market” and “Gastown Princess,” each 48″ x 24″.

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This one was done awhile back, but I’m including it in the “Downtown” show because cafes fit so well into the theme. This is an amalgam of a JJ Beans and a Bean Around the World: the baristas were at JJ’s, the customers were from the Bean Around. Smell the coffee!

Add comment January 30th, 2017

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Gallery 1: Paintings

Gallery 2: Illustrations