With fall around the corner, sharing our newest collection of autumnal artwork inspirations…
Included in this Newsletter:
Bathed in Light
Acrylic on canvas 36 x 24
Recent hikes through a forest reminded me of time spent walking through the Douglas firs in Cathedral Grove. I loved the way the light filtered through their tops, and behind their trunks and branches. The branches created a dark tracery around the shades of light, creating the impression of stained glass. This is how it felt inside a west coast forest. – Lorna Dockstader
Acrylic on canvas 24 x 24
Lorna has been painting for over 25 years and was elected a Senior Signature member of the Federation of Canadian Artists in 2002. She has gained recognition for her strong designs which optimize the use of contrasts, varied shapes and rhythms.
Small Twig Vases ‘Ginkgo #19’ and ‘Serenity #41’
Blown Glass, 9″ high
Working as a glass artist for almost 40 years, Naoko creates hand-blown glass vessels with ethereal colours and intricate, engraved designs depicting a visual metaphor or allegory.
Oil on canvas 40 x 72
Shinah’s natural talent for colour, texture and composition is palpable in her abstracted, botanical canvases.
Ceramic 13.5 x 10 x 10
Carolyn’s latest whimsical bunnies are sure to make you smile…
My sculptures are playful and quirky and often place the subjects in unlikely situations. Birds are riding when they can fly; polar bears sailing when they can swim. Many of my characters act against their usual instincts; sweet lions and fierce rabbits. All are meant to have us pause and consider all we have in common with our fellow creatures. – Carolyn Houg
Taking the Leap
Ceramic, Jade 18.5 x 7 x 8
Oil on canvas 12 x 24
This painting explores the coastline around Lighthouse Park in West Vancouver – the afternoon light had shifted and bathed the rocky bluff in deep oranges and reds. The ocean and sky both felt unsettled as if a storm was approaching. – Mary-Jean Butler
Oil on canvas 36 x 24
Mary-Jean’s 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.
Copper Blue with White and Silver Leaf
Glass 16 x 10 x 4
Thin silver leaf is added to this piece towards the end of the blowing process. As the piece is blown out further, the silver stretches and tears into an interesting mottled pattern. The silver has oxidized slightly turning almost gold in colour. – Guy Hollington
Cobalt with Pinstripe
Glass 15.5 x 10 x 4
The deep blue of this piece is subdivided over and over by a thin white line. – Guy Hollington
Superimposing Service & ‘On Approval’
Above: Cathedral Grove by Lorna Dockstader (superimposed)
Want to try before you buy? Leave it to us! We are always happy to digitally superimpose a painting into your interior. Email us a photo of your blank wall and we will work our magic…
Prefer to try a painting in your space? You may take artwork home ‘on approval’ for up to 48 hours. If the piece is not a perfect fit for your environment, it may be returned.
We gave the three raku vessels by Geoff Searle to the three women who made our wedding day so special. I had seen Geoff’s work on the gallery’s website and was astonished by its beauty and the peaceful energy that you feel while touching them… Each recipient was delighted and in awe by their beauty. Thank you for gift-wrapping them and for your kind words and warm wishes!
– Francine Trudeau
Kathleen, Catherine, Barb, Wendy, Kathi & Julie