Cameron Bird and David Langevin, two highly recognizable Canadian artists best known for painting Canadian landscapes, will be exhibiting their new work at the Artym Gallery on Friday, July 22.
The show, entitled Masters of Landscape, defines these two established artists.
Bird and Langevin’s successes in painting landscapes can be attributed to their love and passion for the wilderness.
Both avid outdoorsman, these two artists will often search areas that they envision as their paintings, set up their easels and paints en plein air.
“I am not so much searching for subject matter and inspirations as I am looking for my paintings — especially shapes, the colours, lighting and mood,” states Langevin.
Bird comments, “I have a desire to be part of this world and create a personal viewpoint. I hope that each painting captures and evolves the memories of time well spent in rugged country.”
Other master painters have been influential in developing their painting styles and techniques.
Bird has researched many great artists including The Group of Seven, Emily Carr, Carl Runguis and K.C. Smith.
Smith was Bird’s mentor for over 10 years and was instrumental in getting him to enter into his environment; they often painted side by side.
Langevin spent years studying the painting methods and styles of his favourite Renaissance painters like Da Vinci, Caravaggio, Rembrandt and Titian. He has developed a system of painting that is part Renaissance, part Canadian.
Artym Gallery welcomes the public to view the opening on Friday, July 22.
There will be many recognizable landscapes, mountains and lakes we all know and love.
Both artists will be in attendance for an evening reception from 6 to 9 p.m.
Bird will also return to the Artym Gallery on Saturday, July 23 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. He will engage with the public and demonstrate his painting methods.
You can also view Langevin and Bird’s paintings online at artymgallery.com.
Special to the Valley Echo