Island Paintings – Landscapes of British Columbia

September 12 – 25, 2019
Visual Space Gallery, 3352 Dunbar Street, Vancouver
Exhibit: Noon–5 PM daily
Reception: Saturday, September 14, 2019, 5-7 PM
Artist’s Talk: “Island Magic: Paintings and Poetry”, 2 pm Sunday, September 22

Island Paintings are new landscapes of the British Columbia Coast. Haughton writes, “My mother’s mother came from the Greek island of Naxos. Perhaps this is why I love islands and deeply enjoy traveling the interstitial waters between them by ferry or small boat. Work on the British Columbia island paintings began over a decade ago, but I can trace their true origin back to 1975, voyaging alone for the first time, free camping on a ridge overlooking the Aegean and its many islands, experiencing the joy and wonder of the dawn. With backpack and by bicycle I have explored most of the Greek islands, and I am working my way around those of British Columbia: Quadra Island in particular, but also Saturna, Mayne, Salt Spring, Galiano, Hornby, Denman and Read.”