We welcome our newest ceramic artist Sid Samphire, whose sculptural slab and coil vessels embody a clean architectural style and palette.
Other recent arrivals by gallery painters Kimberly Kiel, Yared Nigussu, and Blu Smith share unique qualities of colour and energy.
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Artists Included in this Newsletter…
Ceramic 11.5 x 5 x 5.5
Sid initially studied painting and drawing at art school in England. He and his wife, Adele, came to Canada in 1965 and in 1972 Sid built a small pottery studio in his garden in response to his wife’s growing interest in working with clay. They also built a gas kiln under the guidance of the late Stan Clarke. With such facilities at hand it was impossible for Sid to resist playing with clay and to eventually master the technique.
Ceramic 8.25 x 6.75 x 2
Oil on canvas 36 x 24
Kimberly’s most recent arrivals showcase the breadth of styles that inspire her. Figurative, floral and landscape – elements that will be represented in her upcoming solo show, On the Surface, opening June 2.
Everything & Everywhere
Oil on canvas 60 x 30
Gravity Always Wins
Mixed media 60 x 60
Hot off the easel by gallery favourite, Blu Smith. A powerful statement for that feature wall…
At the Harbour
Acrylic on canvas 36 x 60
For three years running, Yared has held the title of Art Battle National Champion after dominating in both the Vancouver Finals and Toronto Championship.
The spectrum of his work is quite amazing: from dynamic cityscapes reflecting the fast motion of the urban world to powerful, large-scale paintings of majestic animals. His latest series focuses on the powerful juxtaposition of pattern naturally born by the wild zebra.
Zebra Series I
Acrylic on canvas 36 x 48