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Car Free Day, June 16th!

Car Free Day, June 16th

“This incredible street festival runs 21 blocks from Broadway to 30th. No cars are allowed and visitors are free to wander the street enjoying over a dozen music stage, a kids zone, a fashion show, roller derby, dance zones, as well as hundreds of non-profits, local artisans and businesses! The street is packed all day long and its a ton of great energy and fun!We have put together a ‘Vancouver Artisan Collective!’ of local and talented handmade creators! Look for our handmade shopping area between 22nd & 23rd ave. An awesome group of some of Vancouver’s best artisans will be there. Shop fashion, jewelry and art while supporting local!”

Cheri and I will be set up between 22-23rd, from 12-7pm along with 17 other local artisans. This is our first time at this even,t but we are really looking forward to it! If you are in the area make sure to come by and say hi! We’d love to see you!

I am really excited with my second painting in my cargo ship series! Cheri and I initially came upon this Cargo ship in the harbour at Squamish as it was off-loading its cargo. When the conditions are right, the water in the harbour takes on an unbelievable turquoise colour. This painting was a true challenge in finding balance between subduing the background to create depth while still maintaining a level of detail and believability that I enjoy creating in my work. Not being a ‘landscape’ artist by definition, I have taken on a strong interest in creating larger areas of landscape in my paintings and I have really enjoyed the learning curve. I love how setting these subjects into a broader environment allows the viewer to create a larger story when viewing the overall scene, and widens the connection between subject and actual location. I try to maintain tight accuracy with the landscape to allow immediate recognition by those that are familiar with the location. With a setting as beautiful as Squamish, it would be hard to conceive of ways to artificially create it even more so.

‘Squamish Harbour’ 15″x30″ acrylic on canvas

squamish harbour final copy 300x148 Car Free Day, June 16th!