Yesterday, 4 of the 5enses went gallery hopping and birthday luncheoning (3 of us have February birthdays!)…Mena was sunning in Southern California! We decided to visit a few galleries in our local West Vancouver Dundarave village. And as luck would have it we got to see Craig Yeats using his palette knife in his studio/gallery!
Craig has been painting since high school and now has a distinctive semi-abstract style which captures beautiful movement and light. If you stand up close, the paintings are very abstract and yet when you gain some distance the forms appear. We found him to be very humble and approachable!
He was working on a beautiful big diptych landscape commission of downtown Vancouver. And even though we thought it looked finished, he pointed out a number of areas that he wanted to refine (mostly for the buyer) and so we discussed his process, some of the ins and outs of doing a commission and how it was important that each of the two sections of the diptych should have a balanced composition.
Thanks for taking the time Craig!
Next we went down the street to Bucklands Southerst where I was particularly taken by these two works:
Summer Room by Jani Guzy
and Rhapsody by Lorena Ziraldo
All in all a lovely way to spend a few hours with artist friends…Thank you Catherine, Therese and Lori!