29 Jun Yaletown Art Seen July 1- September 4
This year, something new – and I am very thrilled to be part of it. Select financial institutions and retailers in Vancouver’s uber hip Yaletown district will be showcasing original art by Vancouver artists. I am honoured to be included.
My work – Sweet in the Key of G – is hanging in TD Bank at 1001 Hamilton street – you can’t miss it – in the waiting area immediately right of the entrance. So if you have a chance, do drop in and see it.
The event is on until September 4th and is designed to engage the local community as well as visitors to the area in a conversation about art and living in the city.
Participating venues will have the Yaletown Art Seen poster- shown below – displayed in their windows.
I hope you enjoy the Yaletown Art Seen – another wonderful summer event to enjoy in beautiful Vancouver.
About the Sweet in the Key of G
Years ago I used to rollerblade around the Stanley Park Seawall, almost daily, and I loved it. One of my favorite parts of the seawall is where Second Beach ends and English Bay begins. As you come around the corner of the path you see the beach, the high rise apartment towers, the water, and yet you’re still in the nature of the park. It’s a sweet moment – hence the name “Sweet in the Key of G” – G being a happy note on the musical keyboard.
This scene is painted from memory. It’s the view from the grassy bank just coming up to the Parks Board Building area – from the seawall. The top of the piece with the shafts of blues and greens – whites and yellows – depicts the sounds of the city as it shimmers and vibrates in the summer sun. The sounds rise from the city – as people go about their business.
English Bay in the mid-ground shows a perfect day for being on the water. All this is viewed from the vantage of calm – the grassy bank in the foreground. For me, this moment begs the question, “do I enter the city or linger in the moment – just a little bit longer?”
Hope you enjoy! Happy Canada Day!!