August 7th, 2018 — Guests at the opening of Nicola Wheston’s show at Artspring Gallery on Saltspring Island take a very close look at one of the large panel paintings from her series, “The Beginning and the End of Stuff”. Below is Nicola earlier in the day preparing for the opening.
circa 2008 and 2018 — I really don’t like galleries hanging photographs in a frame behind cheap glass. No one can see them with all the reflections so what’s the point. Cheap glass protects against coffee spills but not the important stuff like UV fading, so remove it. If it fades or gets damaged print another one; it’s a photograph.
November 18th, 2017 — Opening day of the Polygon Gallery in North Vancouver.
June 29th, 2017 — The Monet exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery which is not as good as the books of which we have a few.
October 16th, 2016 — Graffiti in the alley of the 300 block of Cambie Street.
April 18th, 2017 — Sculpture by Douglas Copeland called Golden Tree at Cambie Street and South West Marine Drive in Vancouver. The sculpture replicates the hollow tree in Stanley Park.
November 1st, 1973 — Art class for children at the Vancouver Library.
August 18th, 2016 — Os Gemeos’ painted concrete silos in the Ocean Concrete plant on Granville Island which were part of the Vancouver Biennale’s 2014-2016 exhibition.
February 17th, 2017 — Not quite what I thought plein air painting was supposed to be. Outside the Federation of Canadian Artists gallery on Granville Island.
January 4th, 2017 — The Trans Am Totem, a 10-meter-high sculpture by Vancouver-based artist Marcus Bowcott, dominates the traditional scenic Lions in the background but then so does most urban construction and has done so for some time as in the circa 1975 picture below which ran in The Province newspaper.