Archive for the ‘Paintings’ Category

Painting On The Edge 2018

Posted by Peter Gutmanis on July 11, 2018 in Art, Events, Paintings | No Comments

Painting On The Edge 2018, the Federation of Canadian Artists‘ international competition and exhibition that celebrates innovation and experimentation is on until July 29th at the Federation Gallery on Granville Island. My painting “Autumn Water” is in the …

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Japanese exhibit

Posted by Peter Gutmanis on May 26, 2018 in Art, Inspiration, Paintings | No Comments

Nanaimo Museum‘s recently opened exhibit, “A Call for Justice: Fighting for Japanese Redress”, added a few, new to me, insights regarding the Japanese Canadian internment following the attack on Pearl Harbour. I had not realized, for example, that long …

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Gallery Merrick

Posted by Peter Gutmanis on April 21, 2018 in Art, News, Paintings | No Comments

Wonderful to see a bright, funky new art gallery in Nanaimo, Gallery Merrick. Everything from oils, acrylics and even watercolours, interspersed with sculpture. This amazing two level gallery in the heart of downtown sets a standard for revitalizing the …

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Buttertubs, winter

Posted by Peter Gutmanis on February 23, 2018 in Paintings | No Comments

Half frozen over, covered with snow in brilliant sunshine, Buttertubs Marsh was incredibly beautiful. The clumped snow on overhead bent branches and the cumulus clouds looked much alike against a cobalt blue sky. Red Hawthorne berries popped against the white, …

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‘Retro’: juried online exhibition opens today!

Posted by Peter Gutmanis on February 2, 2018 in Art, Events, Paintings | No Comments

‘Retro’, an online juried exhibition put on by the Federation of Canadian Artists​ opens today! This show remembers an earlier time, specifically anything pre-1980. My painting “Fallen Apples” is featured; one of my all-time favourites, painted in 1979. Check out

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AFCA Medal Show

Posted by Peter Gutmanis on November 29, 2017 in Events, Paintings | No Comments

The AFCA Medal show opened today at the Federation of Canadian Artists Gallery on Granville Island. Catch my painting “Purple Cabbage” hanging in the exhibit until December 9th!

If you can’t make it in person, you can view the

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Lawren Harris in Nanaimo

Posted by Peter Gutmanis on October 2, 2017 in Paintings | No Comments

I celebrated one of these last lingering lovely summer days with a walk to the Nanaimo museum to view “Lawren Harris: Canadian Visionary”, on loan from the VAG. I’m familiar with many of Harris’ paintings, including those shown at the …

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Monet’s vision

Posted by Peter Gutmanis on September 30, 2017 in Art, Inspiration, Paintings | No Comments

I’ve long been a fan of Monet and seeing his recent show at the Vancouver Art Gallery reminded me once again of his brilliance – literally, his shining, his light. Cycling down the Seine to the sea in the 1970’s, …

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Scenes from Western Canada

Posted by Peter Gutmanis on September 14, 2017 in Events, News, Paintings | No Comments

Two of my paintings, “Lost Lake” and “Autumn Light, Victoria”, are in the show ´Scenes from Western Canada’ that runs until September 24th at the Federation of Canadian Artists Gallery on Granville Island.

Fall weather is perfect for gallery …

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‘Light Visions’ solo show at Performance Works

Posted by Peter Gutmanis on August 26, 2017 in Art, Events, News, Paintings | No Comments

My show “Light Visions” is an exploration of the way light transforms everything it touches, elevating objects of daily life from the mundane to the sublime. The exhibit is put on by the Granville Island Cultural Society, and runs …

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