Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Natasha Tanner-Miller May's feature artist at The Gallery at Mattick's Farm

Not a Breath

Natasha Tanner-Miller is a self-taught artist who was born and raised on Vancouver Island and travelled by boat to the east coast where she currently lives and paints on Deer Island in the Bay of Fundy. Natasha has pioneered a unique painting technique where she creates haunting yet calming seascapes and landscapes using homemade maple charcoal from her wood fired pizza oven, ashes and acrylic paint used for the bold silhouettes and pops of colours. Most paintings consist of 40-60 layers of medium and sealers and usually take over a month to complete. She has always drawn inspiration from the dusk and dawn created silhouettes all around- especially trees and rugged coastlines, the sea and its boats, birds and beaches and her current work reflects this.

Natasha's work is quickly gaining momentum and collectability through her participation in international art fairs in Toronto, her representation in ten different galleries in North America and through an ongoing touring 40-piece exhibition through a Paris based gallery.

The Gallery at Mattick's Farm
May 2 to June 5, 2016 

Abstracta Delecta - The Quebec Painters at Winchester Gallery

A little Something ..... at the Avenue Gallery

Monday, May 2, 2016

Kristofer Parley - May 2016 - Artist of the Month

Fisgard at Dawn - varnished watercolour

Kristofer Parley has been creating art for more than 30 years. In 2013, he moved into the heart of Victoria’s Chinatown with his husband, Nathan Davis. It took no time for him to fall in love with his new city. The friendly and welcoming community served as inspiration for his clean, crisp and vibrant watercolours.  Kristofer’s pen & ink pieces capture a moment of time in black and grey; layers upon layers of detail encourage your eyes to wander at length within the illustration. His art resides in private collections in Russia, the UK, across Canada and The United States.

Tofino - watercolour on paper

Emily Carr's House - varnished w/c on cradle on board
Bean Around the World - varnished watercolour 

Lynda McKewan Solo Show at Muse Winery

Artist reception: Saturday May 14, 2016 at 12 - 4 pm 
Muse Winery 
11195 Chalet Rd. N. Saanich, B.C .

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Hashim Hannoon at Madrona Gallery - May 2016

Hashim Hannoon, Granville Island, 30 x 30, Acrylic on Canvas
New Works from Hashim Hannoon

May 14 - 27

Opening Reception Saturday May 14th, 1-4PM  Artist in Attendance

Already a respected artist in the middle east, Hannoon emigrated to Canada in 2009 and now resides in Vancouver BC.  Where ever he lives, Hannoon seeks to achieve contact with the spiritual existence of a place.  His paintings reveal an interest in capturing the essence of community and how it enriches the city.  Hannoon's process results in abstract images of gentle beauty that invite the viewer to experience the city through the filter of his imagination.