The final solo show of the summer will be up at Pynelogs from August 23 to September 4. This show has tremendous talent so if you have been meaning to take in the gallery this will be a great time to do so.
The artist opening will be Wednesday, August 24 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Pynelogs. It’s a fun time to visit with the artists and friends, enjoy some wonderful art and, if it’s a nice night, wander onto the deck and sip a glass of wine.
When Paula Cravens moved to the Columbia Valley she decided to pursue an artistic career full time at her Crazy Ravens Studio. She continues to experiment, painting in acrylics where she focuses on colour and texture.
Paula is drawn to old photos of retro bathers as she finds their seemingly relaxed body image attitudes refreshing. If a subject makes her smile, Paula finds it makes her viewers smile too.
When Guy Hobbs relocated to Canada from England, it was in part to be able to focus more on his art. He has since been exploring his fascination with wildlife, and his latest series is a return to his artistic roots and to one of his favorite mediums: pencil. Guy’s drawings are based on his own photography, and this illustrative approach is his way to reintroduce the “hand of the artist” to the photographic image.
Photographer Jim Lawrence ventures into wild landscapes far removed from most human eyes, and spends many hours waiting for wildlife and birds to feel comfortable in his presence. From his perspective, to be granted observation privileges over an animal’s life is a profound honour.
Although there was always a strong draw for Sherry Mallach towards the arts, working years kept her from perusing art seriously. She started adding painting into her life in little doses and began to fit in courses, study art books and other artists’ work, as well as receive helpful tips and critiques whenever possible.
Sherry has no particular subject matter and finds that she paints whatever inspires emotion at the time and that painting en plein air seems to further emotion and flexibility in her work.
Sculptor Christine Wignall has spent much of her time working on her “100 Head” series — an idea inspired by an instructor of Christine’s who claimed that until an artist has sculpted one hundred heads, it is impossible to understand the head.
Clay heads and figures have become her passion and to capture in the clay the humanity inherent in real people is a constant surprise and delight to her.