Saturday, September 1, 2012

Karel Doruyter at Madrona Gallery

Over the last five decades Karel Doruyter's career as an artist has taken him to all corners of the globe. He has been on painting expeditions in both the Arctic and Antarctic regions and many of the places in between. Recently his focus has been B.C.'s coastal rainforests; most notably painting areas of Vancouver Island and Haida Gwaii.
His work captures the feeling of the rain forest. The combination of a masterful hand and highly textured canvases give an amazing illusion of depth to his compositions creating a window into another time. These timeless places represent a diverse range of themes often incorporating indigenous history, logging and the cycles of life.
This show will feature 12 new works from the artist ranging from the monumental "Coast Guard" , 36 x 90 to more intimate pieces such as "New Generations" 18x24.

This is Karel Doruyter's first solo exhibition in Victoria Since 2006. He is a signature member of the Federation of Canadian Artists and past president of the Island Illustrators Guild.

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