We continue tofind artists with remarkable talent
- just need more room in the gallery!
Welcome to artist Karen Rieger whose avant-garde influenced paintings bring a fresh voice to the gallery...
White Blooms With Lemons
oil on canvas 48 x 48
Inspiration runs deep - we have reaped the rewards - new paintings, fabric collages, ceramics, jewellery and sculpture!
Colour is of prime importance in the work, evoking mood, sensuality and a sense of beauty. Relatively flat areas of colour are used to emphasize the formal qualities in each painting. There is no attempt to create the illusion of reality and the use of pattern unifies the foreground with the background. This approach to composition is further enhanced by avoiding the conventional practice of linear perspective.
Blue & White
oil on canvas 30 x 60
A rich pastiche is found within the paintings, comprised of inspirations as diverse as the avant-garde movements of the 19th and 20th centuries, Japanese prints and European textile patterns, as well as sources derived from the immediate environment with aesthetic responses to a range of experiences. A dialogue between imagination and the past informs the work. Images are deconstructed, disparate elements are retrieved from various sources and synthesized into a harmonious whole. Each piece may evolve from enigmatic impulses or from specific ideas - the painting seems to reveal itself as the brush interacts with the canvas. There are not any preparatory sketches. The process of creating the painting, is intuitive and remains exciting and spontaneous.
Woman With Winter Landscape & Rose
Oil on canvas 40x40
The faces in Karen Rieger's paintings are derived from imagination, the features generalized to suggest universality rather than a specific person. They are not passive but engage the viewer directly by returning the gaze...
Bill continues to take inspiration for his most recent paintings from his travels across North America.
Oil on canvas 30 x 40
Silvia captures romantic memories of Venice's canals in her meticulous fabric collages.
Infinitesimal bits of coloured fabric no bigger than a nail tip are carefully glued together, creating scenes with a special luminosity and vivacity.
Rio de San Polo
8 x 10 fabric collage
With a deft hand, Pat creates these sculptural figurative forms that highlight her passion for form and movement.
Hand carved Circassian Walnut hand dyed reed
26 x 12 x 12 $2500
The forest view outside his new home inspires Blu in this powerful painting.
Where the Wild Ones Hide
Mixed media on canvas 42 x 96
Tara 18 x 24 $700
Crystal Heath's warm palette marks a gentle shift in mood that reflects her recent stay in the interior at her childhood home.
Deborah Lambson's exquisitely detailed lamp-worked glass beads are beautifully presented in her latest necklaces, bracelets and earrings.
Gahn (Garden in the Hebrew language) series.
There is no lack of horticulture during any season in the very beautiful Israel. The central organic floral bead has been cold worked with a lapidary tool. This added work enhances the depth, interest and uniqueness..this bracelet is most certainly one of a kind.
Paired with Black gold Amazonite natural stone. All findings including the *Hamsa charm, chain and clasp are sterling silver - Deborah
In the past Bill's work was associated with the more subtle glazes such as Shino, Temmoku and Celadon. Since 2002, his traditional forms have become the playground for explorations into crystalline glazing. This challenging, relatively new glazing process that involves growing zinc-silicate crystals in the glaze at high temperatures is often avoided by other potters because of the difficulties inherent in the process. Boyd is now one of the leading names in crystalline glazing, and his work is shown across North America and Europe.
Blue Star lidded bulb vase
6.5 x 7 $450
A visit to Sooke has inspired Mary-Jean's latest paintings that pay homage to one of our most beloved trees - the Arbutus.
East Sooke 1
Oil on canvas 48 x 24
The paintings of Dawn Stofer are distinguished by their bold use of colour, simple composition and subtle implications of things going on which are not directly represented. They are still lives which allude to the actions of life.
mixed media on panel Hope 12 x 12
The Avenue Gallery provides an accessible venue to those who are new to the contemporary fine art scene as well as knowledgeable collectors. Please browse through our often-updated website to view hundreds of paintings, sculptures, ceramics and jewellery by over fifty contemporary artists or visit us in person...
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