The Village Gallery is starting off 2018 with new pieces arriving from Kylee Turunen, Lisa Riehl, Maureen Maryka, Mark Cramer, and Brian Buckrell. All of these new pieces will be available to view in the gallery from January 16th and onwards.
Kylee Turunen, an up-and-coming artist who currently resides in Port Alberni, is certainly one artist to keep an eye on this year. Although she focuses primarily on landscapes, her works often feature some abstraction, which allows her to draw inspiration from the natural world while creating a scene purely from imagination.
Lisa Riehl will also be showing with us again to start the new year off with some beautiful landscape works and one or two snowy scenes. Inspired by nature, her works excellently depict the serene, yet striking scenes that British Columbia has to offer. Anyone who is familiar with Canada's west coast will surely recognize some of the famous landscapes that Riehl expertly recreates in her own style, giving the viewer a new perspective.
Brian Buckrell, a regular at The Village Gallery, will also be bringing us some new pieces. His love of travel and being outdoors comes through in all of his works, which often feature scenes from all over the island.
From her studio on Quadra Island, Maureen Maryka will be bringing several new pieces, including two beautiful waterfall scenes. Maryka manages to strike an excellent balance between her use of powerful colours and brushstrokes, and the intimate nature scenes that she draws inspiration from. Without overpowering the scene, Maryka instead enhances it and shows how an artist's attention to light can further bring a piece together.
Finally, we have one wintery scene coming from Mark Cramer. Currently residing in Victoria, Mark Cramer's work captures the natural landscapes in and around Victoria, and the rough but peaceful landscapes that make up British Columbia's interior. Whether its the towering trees in Mount Doug Park, or the snowy valleys of BC's interior, Cramer's realistic style recreates these scenes beautifully.