This month The Village Gallery is featuring six artists, making for an excellent June showing!
Perry Haddock came over from Vancouver last week, bringing with him seven new pieces for the gallery. These new pieces have a nice variety in size, ranging from smaller pieces ("South from Whytecliff #2" and "Up the Sound #3", both 10"x8"), to some larger works ("Coastline Tapestry" at 24"x24, and "Hiatus" at 36"x18"). "Coastline Tapestry" is already a staff favourite. The brushstrokes in this piece portray a sense of movement that stays truthful to the windswept shores of the west coast, and the bold use of aubergine and merlot colours immediately catch the viewer's eye, creating an attractive contrast between the ocean and sky.
Another June feature that the gallery has eagerly been anticipating comes from Linda Heslop. This month we are showing a number of Linda's original artworks and giclee reproductions. One of many highlights from Linda's showing this month is a triptych entitled "The Arrival". Spanning 48" wide and 24" tall, this three piece giclee is simple yet powerful, commanding attention from wherever it is placed.
Keith Levang is returning to the gallery with seven pieces. Each piece stands out on its own while making a very coherent and strong showing. The piece entitled "Below Tsa Kwa Luten, Quadra Island" is beautifully composed, showing a wonderful sense of motion in the brushstrokes, and at 40"x30", it is Keith's largest piece for this show. Smaller in size but not any less impressive is "Lands End", which captures the simplicity and beauty of the Saanich Peninsula through use of colours and movement, making an overall mesmerizing piece.
Ken Foster has brought us a number of pieces this month which showcase his photography work of local scenes on canvas. Some of his featured work this month includes "Morning Oak", which features a spot that is a favourite among those who live around the North Saanich and Sidney areas. Another piece featured this month is "Sechelt Chief". At 40"x22", this photograph on canvas features a simple, yet elegant black frame and is a beautiful example of Ken's skilled photography.
Amanda Jones also stopped by last week to switch up some works, leaving us with four new pieces. One of these new pieces, "Holding Hands", has a beautiful lofty feeling in the work's atmosphere. This is particularly noticeable in the way Amanda creates the sky in the scene, adding an almost Neo-Impressionistic feel to the clouds. However, while her sky is impressionistic and soft, she still portrays the rough nature of the west coast while showing an element of playfulness through the two trees in the piece, and indeed, the title itself.
Arriving mid to late June will be works from Kylee Turunen. We are eagerly waiting to see what Kylee will bring us, including a number of smaller pieces, so be sure to check in with us again to see her features near the end of the month!