June 20, 2017

“Abstract painting is abstract. It confronts you. There was a reviewer a while back who wrote that my pictures didn’t have any beginning or any end. He didn’t mean it as a compliment, but it was. ”         Jackson Pollock

 

Some exciting news on my Creative News Page. Check it out.

Diversified Abstrations – Group Art Exhibition at the Ocean Park Library

Another month, another showing! This weekend, I brought a few of my favourite pieces, Mum art 1including two triptychs and three works to the Ocean Park Library in Surrey. My mentor, Laara WilliamSen, curated the show which will be on display until the end of April. Consider buying some art with your tax refund!

Something else that is particularly special about this show is that a it is the first showing for a friend of mine who has also recently started painting in the abstract style. Darrel Cannings (stay tuned for his website) has also started working with Laara and has fallen in love with and adopted the abstract method of “pouring.”

In total, there are six artists on display. Please make some time this month to pick up a coffee across the street and wander into the library to support your local artists!

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Myself, Laara and Darrel after hanging our work at the library.

Memorable Quote

 

When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.

Paulo Coelho

I received this quote in an email about a week ago and have not been able to let it go. I can feel it.

It seems true for other areas of life too when it comes from the heart. That is how I feel about art, letting go so the drive  creates it. Pretty amazing.

SEMIAHMOO ARTS ANNUAL MEMBERS EXHIBITION

mumYou may have missed the warm and well-received opening reception yet there is still time to view the wonderful art on display. I have two paintings on exhibit.

Here I am with Greg Smith, President of Semiahmoo Arts Board of Directors. I am proud to be showing in this gallery with this group of talented artists.

Paintings on display:

Top: Ecoute (Listen)

Below: A Penny For Your Thoughts

Upcoming Event: FCA Fraser Valley 2016 Winter Exhibition

I am pleased to announce that I will have two abstract pieces on display in the upcoming Federation of Canadian Artist exhibition at The Surrey Art Gallery in their 2016 Winter Exhibition. This exhibition is highlighting the works of the artists of the Fraser Valley chapter.

Exterior of Surrey Arts Centre

While I won’t be there for the opening on the 19th, I do plan on stopping by to support my fellow artists and I hope you can too. The exhibit will be at the centre until February.

Nov 19, 2016 – Feb 4, 2017
Check their website for hours and location.

Interview with Alex Browne

Alex Browne, Art & Culture reporter at Peace Arch News, dropped in to see what our art trio – myself, Don Sharpe, and lead Musketeer Laara WilliamSen, were hanging on the walls this week at the Good Day Sunshine Café in a new exhibit called “The Three Musketeers.”

It’s always interesting to be interviewed by Alex. He leads the conversation with thoughtful questions, pushing and pulling until one’s passionate voice is coaxed forth.  Alex’s interviews are always complex and smooth, and as melodic as when he is leading and playing trumpet with his 20’s swing band, Alexander Browne and The Aristocrats.

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Alex and I took a moment after our interview to pose for a photo. Alex is always fun, and a delight to see at our exhibits. We never expected our impromptu photographer, Don Sharpe, the ninety-one year old self-taught artist to be such a “sharp” shooter using an iPhone. Thanks Don!

Alex is quite humble, considering his accomplishments and contribution to the art scene on the west coast in southern BC.