Come tour the islands with me

Island Paintings III
Visual Space Gallery, 3352 Dunbar Street, Vancouver, BC
Thursday September 24 – Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Noon – 5PM daily with extended hours on Wednesdays & Fridays until 8PM

Come “tour” the Islands!

If it takes a village to raise a child, I require a posse of talented people to help me put on an exhibition. As always, my wife Lyne encourages me and, when I am struggling to decide if a painting is finished, assesses whether the painting has “hoomph” (with a French accent, of course). Ted Clarke (ImageThis) takes meticulous photographs of finished paintings; Graham Warren (Westart) makes classy floating frames that compliment the works, and a crew from Brandon Thiessen (Thiessenartservices) hangs the paintings in Yukiko Onley’s Visual Space Gallery.

Letting people know about the exhibition also involves a great deal of effort: almost as much as painting the works. Mia at Kits Media prepares these newsletters and updates my website. Janice at Preview Graphics designs my print adverts. But these are strange and distanced times, and I could very much use your help. Please make people you know aware of this show. Word of mouth referrals by your art-loving friends, relatives and acquaintances – whether it be accomplished by phone, email, Instagram, Twitter or Facebook – would be much appreciated.

Re COVID19: I will be taking every precaution. I have been loaned a Heppa air filter machine. Masks will be worn by all visitors, physical distancing maintained, and a maximum of 10 people will be in the gallery at any time. Surfaces will be disinfected frequently. I’m currently booking appointments at 15 minute intervals. Please write me at to let me know what time works for you, or to ask questions!

If you cannot come in person, please have a look at each exhibition on my website:

I hope that in these days of a COVID-altered existence, when one cannot travel easily to one’s favorite island, wherever it may be, that you can take a vicarious pleasure in my painted reactions to the wonderful islands of British Columbia.

I hope to see you during the next two weeks at the Visual Space Gallery on Dunbar.

With affection and respect, David

8 thoughts on “Come tour the islands with me

  1. Nicole Schmidlin

    Dear David,
    congratulations, wonderful paintings – so inspiring and reminding me of the wonderful time we had with you on the island.
    So sorry, we can’t be there in person.

  2. Nell Kruger

    The Taku beach house views!! Would love to put my feet up there, my feet in the water, a chair b the shore with a book. A feel of peace in these days. Thanks, David

  3. Candy Young-Walentine

    Hi David,
    Congratulations on this exciting exhibit. Your paintings strike a resonate chord with me. I stayed at lovely Taku while building my house high on the bluff, overlooking the Cortes Ferry Dock, in Heriot Bay. Being an ex Bucks County PA resident, currently living in Florida, I’m excluded from entering BC during this pandemic. My husband and I miss the island and long to return. The locals say the island chooses you which must be the case because we spent only one night camping there six years ago, returned to PA and started our hunt for a Quadra property. Thank you for your visions of our favorite place in the world.
    Best of luck.
    Candy Young-Walentine

    1. David Haughton

      Dear Candy, What a great story! Your view would be almost the same as that from Taku. Would you send me an address so that I can mail you invitations in future? Send to We will be on Quadra next August for a week in first 1/2 of the month – perhaps we will meet in a “new (and better?) normal” Thank you for your kind words about my paintings; do you need one down in Florida?

  4. Stewart Landefeld

    David these luminous pieces are a wonderful Autumn gift – congratulations and thank you!

    1. David Haughton

      Dear Stewart Thank you very much for your kind words about my landscapes! Last two days then a hectic 36 hours to take down, patch walls and hang the Puppet Masters show. Looking forward to a “new normal” – I hope very much a better one. with great affection and respect to you, Margaret & your sons.

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