As September’s shadows grow longer and our days become shorter, the gallery offers exciting, new work to brighten your spirits.
Only a week to go until Ron Parker’s highly anticipated solo exhibition, Juan de Fuca Beaches. Scroll to the bottom for a few more sneak peeks, and link to view all paintings on our website!
Exciting new paintings, jewellery and glass to feast your eyes on!
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Included in this Newsletter:
Sunset on Stack, Bamfield (field study)
Oil on canvas 20 x 16
Brent is recognized by his peers as a powerful landscape painter, using mood, light, composition and movement to convey his experiences. His dynamic use of colour and brushstrokes, along with his unique and daring compositional style are trademarks of his work.
Stack Tide (field study)
Oil on canvas 18 x 24
Murano glass beads, Turquoise mined in Arizona, Sterling Silver, Hand-Fabricated Mixed Metal closure
Unique and feminine, Deborah’s lamp-worked glass jewellery is imbued with flowing, graceful lines and subdued earthy colours that mimic nature.
Glass beads, Canadian Labradorite, hand-fabricated mixed metal hook clasp
Acrylic on canvas 54 x 48
“How many journeys do we embark on before we realize they’re important life changers? I like to remind myself that any journey, adventure or technique can be a pivotal one and I like to live within presence so I can savor that.” – Patty Ripley
Mixed media on canvas 48 x 36
“Avidly hiking these past years in the Pacific Northwest and California, I notice how the ridge point tends to be the pinnacle of the hike. It’s where the culminated effort and forward momentum comes to a stop. The body slows and relaxes, and even if the view is diminished by weather, there’s a peacefulness that pervades as you become attuned to the silence and surroundings – a peacefulness which often follows you back down the trail as you notice with fresh eyes the new vistas from a new direction.” – Patty Ripley
Winter Wedding Collar
Silver & Crochet with Opalised Glass, Silver Beads, Pearls, Swarovski Crystals
Filled with sparkle and shine, Veronica’s latest creations are the perfect statement piece for your fall and winter wardrobe.
Textured Square & Oval Earrings
Adirondacks at Dusk
Acrylic on panel 16 x 20
“Adirondacks At Dusk invites you to bring your glass of wine and a friend, sit down, take in the view and unwind. The last of the sun’s rays are hitting the chairs and soon it will be dark. The foreground rocks have already fallen into the shade and there is only a light breeze on the water. It is August and it is still warm so you don’t need a jacket. For the moment you have completely forgotten about work.” – Susie Cipolla
Dusk on the Water
Acrylic on canvas 30 x 40
“Dusk On The Water is of a ship that was abandoned near Britannia, BC. It was towed and left to live its last few years neglected and rusting away. Over the last year that it was moored there it developed a list and one day it was gone.”
– Susie Cipolla
Welded pure titanium rings; Sterling Silver clasp and rings
The word ‘maille’ is derived from the French word for ‘net’ or ‘mesh’. Maille is a material made of interwoven rings or links that may be combined with other elements, such as metal plates. A geometric shape-shifter, maille can embody chain, fabric, or complex sculptural forms.
– Anne Kelly
Sterling Silver Byzantine Bracelet with Gold Filled Rings
Sterling Silver with Formed, Spiral Textured Gold-Filled Rings; Gold-Filled Clasp
Two Tone Bowl – Blue
Glass 9.5 x 13
Lisa’s latest series of jewel-toned glass vessels highlight her unparalleled skill as a glazier.
Large Smarty Vase – Purple
Glass 12 x 13 x 4
Sterling Silver and Gold-Filled Chain with Patinated Silver Rings and Spiral Gold-Filled Beads
“In this chain, the beautiful gold is highlighted by the black of the sterling silver. To obtain this contrast the silver has been patinated – Patina is a naturally occurring process when metal is exposed to air; think of the beautiful green that appears on copper roofs over time, or our pennies (when we had them) that turned from bright and shiny to dull brown.” – Doreen Schneider
Sterling Silver Abstracted Chain
18-20″ long (adjustable)
“I work mainly with sterling silver and semi-precious stones but sometimes I want to make a statement to illustrate the beauty and sophistication of silver alone – this Sterling Silver Abstracted Chain is the result.” – Doreen Schneider
JUAN DE FUCA BEACHES
OCTOBER 6 – 17
Exhibition Catalogue coming early next week…
Botany Bay Snag
Oil on canvas 20 x 12
Oil on canvas 16 x 48
Oil on canvas 26 x 20
Heather, Catherine, Kathleen & Amber