Friday, June 29, 2012

Calvert Island trip

We have been home from Calvert Island for a few days now. I have to say that it was a trip of a lifetime. We saw some of the most spectacular landscapes I have ever seen. The top photo is of Alan, Mike Svob and Gaye Adams walking on one of the many beautiful beaches on the island.
Calvert Island is the home to Hakai Institute- a privately owned centre for education and research. We were generously hosted there. Other artists in our group were hosted on the Columbia III and the Achiever; a sailboat owned by Raincoast Conservation Foundation.

Each group saw different landscapes, due to the incredible diversity along our BC coast. Another group of artists are out this week- there will be 50 artists all together that are part of the Artists for an Oil Free Coast. We are very proud to be able to use our artwork to help the efforts to protect this precious wilderness area from the threat of an oil spill due to the planned Gateway pipeline project.

There will be a travelling show of paintings, opening in Victoria around November 16th. I will post the dates again once they are confirmed. The Vancouver show will be at Performance Works on Granville Island in late November.

I have already started my painting for the show and the coffee table book that will be produced. I am working from the photo posted here of the trees and rocks. Working large- 40 x 30". Will post the painting once it's finished.

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