This year for Culture Days Sophie Babeanu and I did have a fun activity where participants were drawing a selfie, the old fashion way 🙂 That is without a cell phone.
A revealing gesture, a brilliant quality of light, a particularly perfect bloom… this volume of Splash is dedicated to those glorious sparks of inspiration, and the stories of how 129 artists fanned them into some of today’s greatest watercolor paintings. The emotional connection between subject and artist resonates in these pages, delivering the caliber of art and insight that has made Splash a perennial favorite.
The artists spotlighted inside found inspiration in even unlikely places. They spotted it in peeling paint, the faces of strangers, and the view from the kitchen window. They found beauty in places as poetic as Paris, and as seemingly pedestrian as a dilapidated shed. From a hawk proudly posed against a cloudless, cerulean sky to an everyday table setting transformed by light into a kaleidoscope of color, these are the moments that stopped artists in their tracks, to create the kind of paintings that do the same. “Whatever made you hold your breath or turn your head the first time you saw it, that is what you should paint!” –Kathleen Lanzoni
Mixed media juried exhibition featuring the work of 22 artists:
See the list of exhibiting artists here.
Yesterday I dropped off Terra Incognita II and Stitched trees at the Vancouver Art Gallery Art Rentals and Sales showroom. There are available on their website to rent or to purchase.
Art Rental & Sales is a not-for-profit business operated by the Vancouver Art Gallery. Since 1952, the program has promoted emerging and mid-career Canadian artists through the rental and sale of their artwork. All the artwork in the rental program is consigned by the artists who receive the majority of the fees collected. Remaining proceeds help fund programming at the Vancouver Art Gallery.
I will have 8 Flower paintings in exhibit at the Federation of Canadian Artist gallery in Granville Island for their Summer Gallery show running July 19-31.