Archive for the ‘Nature’ Category

Chasing the light

Posted by Peter Gutmanis on January 15, 2018 in Art, Inspiration, Nature, Photography | No Comments

When we visited Newfoundland’s Fogo Island in iceberg alley a few years ago, our mentor, New York photographer Alex Fradkin, extolled the virtues of fog. Waking again this morning to the plaintive moan of foghorns, an oddly soothing sound, …

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“Crossing Boundaries: Beauty of Canada” exhibition

Posted by Peter Gutmanis on May 11, 2017 in Art, Events, Nature, News, Paintings | No Comments

“Crossing Boundaries:Beauty of Canada” a collaborative exhibition between the Federation of Canadian Artists and the International Arts Gallery celebrating Canada’s 150th Anniversary, opened yesterday. Three of my paintings will be hanging in the show,’Morning Shadows, Tilting’, ‘The Old Bridge, Port …

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textile art

Posted by Peter Gutmanis on May 1, 2017 in Art, Inspiration, Nature | No Comments

On a cool and wet autumnal day, Saturday, April 29, I enjoyed a visit to the Waterfront Gallery in Ladysmith.  The featured exhibit of textile art, titled Current Threads, 2017 was presented by the Vancouver Island Surface Design Association.  …

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Opening Reception ‘Water’s Edge’

Posted by Peter Gutmanis on September 29, 2015 in Art, Events, Nature, News, Paintings | 2 Comments

This weekend I enjoyed the opening reception of the Burnaby Arts Council show “Water’s Edge” at the beautiful Deer Lake Gallery, as one of three artists exhibiting, and as someone who has enjoyed living by the water’s …

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Water here and there

Posted by Peter Gutmanis on November 16, 2014 in Inspiration, Nature, Paintings, Travel | No Comments

Only a few weeks back from the Cyclades and it already seems like months ago. My second painting from these Greek islands, like my first, focuses not on the postcard vistas with their high contrast of light and shadow, but …

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Saltspring Island

Posted by Peter Gutmanis on July 3, 2014 in Inspiration, Nature, Paintings | No Comments

Canada Day was bright sunshine and so still that it was hot even by the water. Continued to work on a painting of a hemlock silhouetted against a background of islands and the sea off Saltspring, a strong vertical against …

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Posted by Peter Gutmanis on March 22, 2014 in Inspiration, Nature | No Comments

Just back from an overnight at Wya Point in Ucluelet and lucked into a glorious sunny day before the rain began. The lodge, set back just a bit from the beach, felt like a treehouse. Through a thin screen of …

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