Posts Tagged ‘Vancouver Island’

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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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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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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the acrylic sandwich picture frame

Posted by Peter Gutmanis on July 22, 2017 in Art, News, Paintings | No Comments

Large format, conventionally framed watercolour paintings can be heavy, so I decided to try the “acrylic sandwich” frame for one of my larger works: two sheets of acrylic, the top one coated for UV resistance, bound at the corners with …

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New directions

Posted by Peter Gutmanis on June 6, 2017 in Art, Paintings | No Comments

Stopped by the Winchester Galleries in Victoria to admire this Joe Fafard sculpture after dropping off a painting to be framed at my favourite framers: Prestige Picture Framing. I’ve decided to try acrylic frames as they are lighter, less …

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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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Sooke Fine Arts Show July 22nd- August 1st

Posted by Peter Gutmanis on July 22, 2016 in Art, Events, News, Paintings | No Comments

The Sooke Fine Arts Show begins today! I have three paintings hanging in the 30th edition of this renowned Vancouver Island exhibition, the island’s longest-running juried fine art show. All three pieces happen to be related to eating and drinking …

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Nanaimo Fine Art Show this weekend

Posted by Peter Gutmanis on June 4, 2016 in Art, Events, News, Paintings | No Comments

Two of my paintings, “Patio Chairs, Greece” and “Nanaimo Overpass” are hanging in the Federation of Canadian Artists: Nanaimo Chapter‘s ‘Nanaimo Fine Arts Show‘ at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre this weekend.

The show runs Saturday …

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Sidney Fine Art Show 2015

Posted by Peter Gutmanis on October 19, 2015 in Art, Events, News, Paintings | No Comments

And that’s a wrap! Glad to have had my painting “Reflections” hanging in the Sidney Fine Art Show this past weekend, an annual Vancouver Island event presented by the Community Arts Council of the Saanich Peninsula. A special thanks …

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