January 5, 2017
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
“The Reality of Abstract Painting”
Have you tried doing a painting in 37 minutes or 37 strokes? On Thursday, January 5 as part of the SAGA Thursday Artist Talk series at the Surrey Art Gallery, abstract artist Jane Appleby will demonstrate these techniques as taught by the late Robert Genn and talk about the benefits of painting quickly and with purpose.
Opalescence, 20 x 30 Oil on Canvas
Described as “Emily Carr meets Gaugin,” Appleby’s colourful and impressionist paintings capture the essence of a landscape. She often paints outdoors in the tradition of the Group of Seven, admiring the “visual music” of the landscape and abstracting it with expressive brushstrokes. She has been painting for twenty years, teaching herself and taking workshops from various artists.
Expedition, 24 x 36 Oil on Canvas
About the Artist:
Jane Appleby has a diploma from Emily Carr University of Art and Design and a BSc from Simon Fraser University. She lives in Burnaby and Galiano Island, working in oil, acrylic, and watercolour. Her work is included in the Surrey Art Gallery Association Art Rental and Sale program.
Cypress Mountain Snow, 11 x 14 Oil on Board-Plein Air
Jane is a popular workshop instructor teaching at Place Des Arts in Coquitlam, the Burnaby School Board, and on Cunard Cruise Lines. She has received several awards for her work from the Federation of Canadian artists, and often contributes articles to The Art Avenue magazine.
Watch Jane ‘at work’ in Surrey’s Bear Creek Park on YouTube
There will be time for questions and conversation during and following the talk. The event concludes by 9pm. Refreshments are provided.
This event is presented by the Surrey Art Gallery Association in partnership with the Surrey Art Gallery, and with support from the Arts Council of Surrey.