March 5 – May 2
First Thursday: March 5, 5 – 8pm
*please be advised the gallery will open at 2pm on March 5th, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for an earlier appointment*
Artist’s Reception: Friday, March 6, 5 – 7pm
‘Island Paintings’ are new landscapes of the British Columbia and Washington coasts.
There is something intensely evocative about islands: each its own world, distinct yet familiar. Traveling the waters between them by ferry or small boat, one thrums with anticipation of a new land to explore, and the new loves and adventures one may experience.
Work on these island paintings began over a decade ago, but I can trace their true origin back to 1975, voyaging alone for the first time, free camping on ridges overlooking the Aegean and its many islands, experiencing the joy and wonder of each dawn. Over the decades, with backpack and by bicycle, I explored most of the Greek islands, painting as I went. I am now working my way around the isles of British Columbia — and Washington State.
My mother’s mother came from the Greek island of Naxos. I have “island” in my DNA.