Island Paintings II: Two Previews and An Exhibit

invitationNewsletter January 2020

Dear friends,

In recent years, during my work on behalf of ER doctors in British Columbia, I made many short-notice trips to Victoria to argue with the Health Ministry and advocate for more staffing in our beleaguered Emergency Rooms. I often left home well before dawn to catch the first morning flight via either helicopter or seaplane. A side benefit of each trip were the spectacular views: aerial views of Galiano and Mayne, Thetis and Salt Spring, with their coastlines straining to interlock; Mount Baker and the mountains of Vancouver Island and the Olympic Peninsula; and the light reflecting off the sea in Active Pass and between Saturna, Orca and Sucia Islands. I would make frantic little sketches on scraps of paper and take scores of photos. Similarly, over the years, during trips by ferry to the Gulf Islands and Vancouver Island, I captured images from ships’ windows as we moved sedately between the islands, entered and exited the harbours, and passed ships, lighthouses, cliffs and rocks.

For well over a decade, I have been pondering two new series of works based on these voyages: Views from Above and Views from the Ferry in a series titled Islands Paintings II. The first series of new paintings will be shown in Seattle during March, with two previews in the Vancouver area before they leave. You are invited!

View from the Ferry III

View from the Ferry III (Exiting Active Pass – Dawn), 2019, Acrylic on Multimedia Artboard, 8 x 20 inches

In advance of the Seattle show, I’m inviting you to join me for a studio preview at our home in New Westminster. Please RSVP for either date so that I can have enough wine, tea/coffee and treats! If those dates don’t work with your busy schedule, email me and let’s set up a date before February 26 see these works before they go south.

Sunday January 26, 2020, 2-5 PM
Sunday February 23, 2020, 2-5 PM

View from Above VI (South over Such Island)

View from Above VI (South over Sucia Island), 2019, Acrylic on Multimedia Artboard, 7 x 18 inches

Island Paintings II will be exhibited at Gallery 110 in Seattle’s Pioneer Square during March 2020. I’m still hard at work painting a series of works “Cape Flattery” (& environs): the islands, stacks and islets off the Olympic Peninsula and Vancouver Island. Those works will be added to the website in early February.

Island Paintings II
Gallery 110, 110 Third Avenue S., Seattle WA
March 5 – 28, 2020
Reception: Friday March 6, 2020, 5-7 PM
Closing Party: Saturday March 28, 2020, 2-5 PM

View from Above VIII

View from Above VIII (South to San Juan Island), 2019, Acrylic on Multimedia Artboard, 7 x 18 inches

4 thoughts on “Island Paintings II: Two Previews and An Exhibit

  1. Marion Webber

    Hi David,
    If you house is close to the sky train or easy access by bus, I’d love to see your work and your studio. Is that okay?
    Sunday Feb. 23rd, is best for me.

    1. David Haughton

      Dear Marion,

      Yes, yes please! Do you need directions??
      We are directly up the hill on 4th street, above the Columbia skytrain station.
      get onto front car of the train; get out at Columbia and take stairs up to 4th street then go left, up the hill, across Royal Ave, up through park and find 4th Street again. We are on L side of street fourth house after 3rd Avenue: purple with raven sculptures in front yard


  2. Debbie Cain

    Hi David,
    Debbie Cain, Jackie Allen and my daughter would like to attend the exhibit on February 23, 2020

    1. David Haughton

      Dear Debbie, Jackie and Debbie’s daughter,

      Yes, yes please! Do you need directions??


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