This is a large, bright canvas. Its the centrepiece of my new show for the Gage Gallery opening in June 2016.
Kate Cino reviewed this painting for ‘Art Openings’:
‘In Mystic the figures are reduced to elemental shapes. The artist uses a large palette knife and sweeping gestural strokes to capture the vitality of the silhouetted forms. Bold rusty-reds with blue-gray accents hover over a greenish-gold ground.’
With a memory of Botticelli’s ‘Primavera’, I used allegorical figures to show the human spirit breaking into the light of a new dawn. The pale green foliage surrounds and weaves its energy between them, a tropical forest in the early morning light. I’m telling the story of a rebirth representing perfect male and female: a garden of Eden for the 21st century.
During the show it will be on public display. The Opening Reception is Thursday 16th June, 7-9pm at the Gage Gallery, 2031 Oak Bay Avenue, Victoria, BC, V8R 1E5. Gallery Phone: 250-592-2760.