Category: Blind Bay Painters

Every Painting Has a Story #5 – Diana Waller’s Women of the Bible Series

Every Painting Has a Story #5 – Diana Waller’s Women of the Bible Series

Diana Waller, a Blind Bay Painter, is well known in the Shuswap area for her creative use of glass and paint and now is exploring new ideas using mixed media.  Mixed media is a combination of more than one medium, in her case she uses paint, glass, paper, fabric, plastic, and any other objects she might find that would enhance the concept she is creating.  In her new series, called “Women of the Bible”, she uses several of these combination of materials to create a “painting” on a tile.

Diana has completed 8 of the 11 planned tile paintings and is continuing to work on the remaining pieces.  Each tile is backed with cork and uses a variety of materials to create the art.

The women of the Bible each have their own story to tell in each tile.

The Samaritan Women – “He told me everything I have ever done!”  Sarah – “I will give you and Sarah a son.  Sarah laughed, “A Woman, my age can have a baby?”  Ruth – Ruth said to Naomi her mother-in-law,  “Perhaps I can go into the field and glean
where she met Boaz her husband to be!” Rachel – Rachel came with her father sheep and ,when Jacob saw Rachel, he fell passionately in love with her.  Mary and Martha – “Lord do you not care that my sister left me to do all the work ?  Mary has chosen the best part”.  Lydia – A businesswoman, makes cloth of purple from a rare dye.  Hannah – “I am not drunk but very sad, I’m pouring out my heart to God”  Ester – Queen of Persia ,not invited she fell down before the king and risked her life to save her people.

If you are interested in purchasing any of Diana’s tiles, you can contact us using the Art in the Shuswap “Contact Us” page.

 

In Dialogue with the Collection

In Dialogue with the Collection

So how do you create a painting that “speaks” to historical art?    Come check out how…at the “In Dialogue with the Collection” art show starting on January 18th, 2019 at the Salmon Arm Art Centre.   Besides the 12 individual artists that found ways to “speak” to various pieces in the historical collection, a twenty artist installation will be completed by the Blind Bay Painters that will speak to Margaret Lund’s historical painting, “Moon Rising”.   The installation shows just how many different inspirations that can be created from one painting!  Check out times and events associated with this showing at the link here.  What do you see, that speaks to you?

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A Sampling of 9 Original Works from the 20 piece art installation “Speaking” to Margaret Lund’s Moon Rising that will be at the Salmon Arm Art Centre for In Dialogue with the Collection.

 

High Caliber Art Workshops in the Shuswap

High Caliber Art Workshops in the Shuswap

We are lucky here in the Shuswap to have so many individuals interested in art that we are able to bring in some very talented artists to host workshops.  This fall we first had  the Jonn Einerssen workshop at Shuswap Lake Estates, organized by Carol Warkentin, a Blind Bay Painter.  Jonn always shows you how you can make your painting the best it can be and offers much experience and knowledge with using acrylics and oils.Jonn Einerssen

Jonn pairs up with his also talented buddy, Vance Theoret, who teaches the fine art of soap stone carving while the painting workshop is going on for Jonn.    Its always amazing to see how quickly these lumps of stones become fine works of art!

Vance Theoret class

All participants are pleased to go home with a piece of art that they love which is why we keep coming back again and again. You can see some of Jonn’s art on his website – www.einerssen.com  and Vance Theoret’s on https://www.vancetheoret.com

We also had a new artist from Comox, Brian Buckrell,  come in to teach a workshop at the Blind Bay Hall, organized by Agnes Nykiforuk. Brian is a very talented acrylic painter  and the hall was booked to capacity for his class.

Brian Buckrell

Brian’s known for his abstractified landscapes full of colour and provided both great technical information as well as sharing his practical experiences.  You can see more of his work on his website https://www.brianbuckrell.com 

Buckrell class

We look forward to what fall of 2019 brings!