Newsletter January 2020
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!
INVITATION TO THE PREVIEWS
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
INVITATION TO THE SEATTLE EXHIBIT
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