With fall around the corner, sharing some autumnal artwork inspirations…
Included in this Newsletter:
Oil on canvas 36 x 24
Mary-Jean’s new oil paintings reflect the rugged landscape of British Columbia’s coastline. Her education in both fine art and graphic design play a strong role in the stylization of her work.
Oil on canvas 36 x 24
The focus of my work is the exploration of looking inward when interpreting the landscape, the opposition of different forms, lines and colour to intensify each element’s dynamic properties. The study of contrasts between massive trunks juxtaposing the most delicate of foliage, the blackness of a heavy handed shadow intensified by playful strokes of light. – Mary-Jean Butler
Ice Fishing Lessons
Brazilian Soapstone, Indian Soapstone (base) 8.5 x 8 x 11
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
Owl Be Right Back
Brazilian Soapstone, Aventurine (base) 11 x 5 x 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
Can See A Lot From Here
Indian Soapstone 5 x 8 x 4
Pink Edison Pearl & Sterling Silver Earrings
Travelling globally has afforded me the opportunity to source elements which allow me to create designs that are unique, playful and elegant. These designs are aimed to fit your mood and enhance your personal style. – Val Nunns
Tahitian Pearl Bracelet with Sterling Silver Clasp
Turquoise Ocean Vase
Ceramic 14.5 x 11 x 3.5
There is an emptiness inside a pot that will hold everything. Empty, it receives and fills up with who I am. The more spacious and open on the inside, the more beautiful and fulfilled on the outside. – Sandra Dolph
Gold & Grey Basket Bowl
Ceramic 5.25 x 11.5 x 12
Acrylic on canvas 48 x 36
Eunmi’s newest abstracted landscapes show her spirited vision of our west coast.
Acrylic on canvas 48 x 24
As a contemporary impressionist and expressionist artist, my desire is to create paintings which bring energy to the canvas… more an expression of the mood in the scene rather than a realistic picture. I use depth of colour and form to balance realism and abstract. My hope is that viewers connect emotionally with my paintings in their own way. – Eunmi Conacher
Acrylic on canvas 40 x 40
Curves and Edges
Brucite with Marble Turntable Base 14 x 9 x 7
When I think back to my short time at school, I remember that all my school books were covered with circular doodles. Now when I look at these lyrical sculptures, I see that they are the evolution of those doodles. When sculptor and friend, Mark Hiesel, saw these pieces he said, “you’re always chasing the curve.” The name Curves and Edges comes from the song sung by John Legend, All of Me. – Maarten Schaddelee
A & R JEWELLERY
Bark Band Ring
Argentium Silver, 10ct. oval White Topaz size 6
Angela began her artistic journey as a soapstone sculptor, training at the Banff School of Fine Arts. In 1996, The Canadian Embassy in Hong Kong purchased one of her sculptures. Angela then made the natural progression to Silversmithing and has over twenty years of experience.
Double Band Ring
Argentium Silver, 6.5ct. oval Smoky Quartz size 6.5
In 2007, Angela and her husband, Ryan took on a new adventure, merging talents to create A&R Jewellery. Moving to Creston, B.C. their Silversmithing studio was born in their hillside house, across from vineyards and orchards. Inspired by the mountain vistas and rocky shores of the valley’s lakes, A&R Jewellery has evolved and transformed, almost instinctively with the changing of the seasons.
Argentium Silver, 2ct. round Peridot size 6.75
Blue Bowl #789
Ceramic with Crystalline Glaze 22″ diameter
A rare opportunity to add one of Bill’s highly prized bowls to your collection…
Pearl Bulb #275
Ceramic with Crystalline Glaze 12 x 12
Bill is influenced by the Scandinavian aesthetic which favours simplicity and clean lines, as well as classic Asian forms and glazes.
Pearl Bulb #256
Ceramic with Crystalline Glaze 7 x 8
Try a painting… virtually!
(Pictured above: Island View by Mary-Jean Butler, available online – click image)
Have you had your eye on a certain painting and been wondering what it would look like in your home? Let us help! We can super impose any painting into an image of your space.
We have been represented by The Avenue Gallery for the past nine years. The staff have been lovely over that time and have always treated us professionally and with respect. We are happy to have our work shown with so many talented artists from BC and beyond. We look forward to growing our relationship with them and are excited to share our newest work with their clients. – Neil Prakash & Hiroko Kobayashi, HK+NP Studio, Gallery Artists