ISLAND PAINTINGS – Landscapes of British Columbia
Visual Space Gallery, 3352 Dunbar Street, Vancouver
The show is up! 35 paintings in the Island series were beautifully framed by Graham Warren of Westart and then elegantly arranged on the gallery walls thanks to the expertise of Cole and Moses from Thiessen Art Services.
Please come see the exhibition during its two week run! The exhibition opened Thursday at noon and closes at 5 PM Wednesday September 25, 2019. Please bring friends! If you cannot see the show in person, Mia Johnson of Kits Media has posted all the works here.
You are invited:
Reception: Tomorrow, Saturday, September 14, 2019, 4-7 PM.
Please RSVP if you plan to come. I want to have enough wine and food!
Artist talk: Sunday, September 22, 2019, 2-3 PM.
I will be giving an Artist’s Talk: “Island Magic: Paintings and Poetry”, Sunday September 22, 2018 from 2-3 PM. Refreshments will be served.
A COMMISSION STORY
Good friends commissioned a large (48 x 96 inch) painting of Quadra Island (below) for their winery in Oregon. I worked on these in different locations including my artist friend Ian Penn’s studio and my outdoor covered front patio.
When I agree to do a commission, it is almost always with the following guidelines.
1) I am sent to paint somewhere/somehow different than usual and you indicate what size work you want.
2) I paint three works in that location/size, but without specific instructions regarding what the painting will look like. You are committed to the purchase of one of the three, but at a 30% discount from what a work that size would normally cost.
3) You chose your painting. Shown above is one of my three larger-than-usual finished works. Which would you chose? Come see all three in person.
SEATTLE ART FAIR
As you may remember, Gallery 110 was part of the 2019 Seattle Art Fair, pictured below. We exhibited 13 of our Gallery artist-members in Booth G03. It proved to be a fantastic opportunity for the artists, and for the Gallery, to acquaint Seattle with the wonderful work we exhibit every month.
We got to meet and talk with many interesting people, a number of our works went off to new good homes, and we felt very happy with the whole experience.
I’m looking forward to seeing you and catching up, so please come by my new exhibit at Visual Space this week! Yours, David