Sharing exciting new arrivals and current favourites… a feast for the eyes!
Included in this Newsletter:
Randonnée d’automne I
Oil on canvas 30 x 72
At the age of thirteen Shinah Lee’s family relocated from South Korea to Montreal. In the years that followed, her studies at Dawson College and University of Quebec shaped her artistic sensibilities.
Somewhere in the Memory
Oil on canvas 30 x 80 (diptych)
After her father’s passing, Shinah’s paintings took on a more emotional dimension. They are inspired by images and vibrations she perceives in her surroundings. Not just a flower, but a spontaneous emotion by which the artist shares her feelings about love and life.
Oil on canvas 40 x 72
Large Oval Vase with Double Top
Raku 12 x 13 x 13
It has been said that Geoff Searle’s work is almost as intriguing as the man himself. Not known to be a conformist, his creativity and natural curiosity have led to some exciting work that puts him at the forefront of clay innovation.
Medium Round Vase with Top
Raku 8 x 6 x 6
The combination of burnishing clay and firing in a ground pit is not a new idea. The method has been used for centuries. By adding organic materials and metals to the process, many unique, complex and exciting pieces are created. – Geoff Searle, on the pit firing process
Tall Slab Shape with Bamboo
Raku 13 x 9.5 x 3
Gold-Filled & Sterling Silver 8″ circumference
Anne’s stunning jewellery showcases her unwavering attention to detail and desire to create wearable art.
JEFF GOODMAN STUDIO
Blown Glass 34 x 6
Jeff established the Jeff Goodman Studio in 1989 and began pushing the boundaries of designs in glass. Soon, his passion for architecture sparked a new phase in his career researching and testing the potential for glass as a structural material. The Studio’s constant desire to experiment and create continues to grow since Jeff’s passing.
Marvellous Mountain Majesty
Acrylic on canvas 36 x 36
Becky considers it a blessing to be part of the connection which artwork provides between artist and viewer, and has discovered that hikes and walks in the natural, majestic beauty of the Alberta Foothills, Canadian Rockies and the West Coast are favourite times to ‘observe, record and reflect’ for later artistic pursuits in the studio.
By the Stream
Acrylic on canvas 40 x 16
Vintage typewriter parts, plate steel, wrapped copper wire, patina 39 x 3 x 4
The Novel pays tribute to the writer of yesteryear when words were pulled from old sticky keys of vintage typewriters. When taking apart these old wonders of technology, clues left behind reveal characteristics of previous operators. Perhaps sunflower seeds were a favourite snack consumed. Perhaps bobby pins fell when hair was pulled trying to find the perfect phrase. Tobacco and sticky suggestions of scotch or some other favourite cocktail appear like a careless time capsule. Always, always, traces of eraser and white out can be found, telling us that the perfect phrase can be an elusive creature chased still today. – Janis Woode
White Pearl Necklace
White Pearls, Sterling Silver Clasp 18″ length
The designs of father and son, Denys and François-Xavier Michaud combine originality, purity, style and modernity. They are proud to develop lines of jewellery for those who choose to express themselves differently.
Sterling Silver & Fine Silver sizes 6 & 7
Thinking of Dinner
Brazilian Soapstone 7.75 x 8 x 6
Vance carves a variety of subjects, but bears are by far his favourite: “Bears are like big kids that never really grow up. So I can get away with portraying a lot of human qualities in them.” – Vance Theoret
No Twitter Here
Brazilian Soapstone on Aventurine 7.5 x 3 x 5.5
I like to let the stone tell me what it wants to be… when I do this the end product is so much more alive than if I had forced my design upon it! Doing this also allows the stone to work with you and puts colours and patterns in places that you couldn’t plan any better… Although I take my work seriously, I try not to take myself too seriously… so much of my work has a light playfulness about it! – Vance Theoret
A Time to Dance
Brazilian Soapstone on Calcite 9 x 7.25 x 4.5
Try a painting… virtual edition!
(Pictured above: As the Sun Set by Bi Yuan Cheng, available online – click image)
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I feel privileged to display my art in The Avenue Gallery in Victoria. The staff are friendly and professional, and I have always received a sincere welcome for my new pieces that I bring to the gallery. – Bayot Heer, Gallery Artist