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Past Demos & Critiques

Below are listed the past demos and critiques we had at Nanaimo Chapter general and artful meetings.

DAVID GOATLEY

 Pre-eminent Portrait Artist

From “Regular” to Royalty, and their stories.

 “For me, one way of thinking about art is to understand it as the application of intelligence, technique and creativity to a subject to make you see the truth of it in a new way. It seems to me that the best art begins with a strong idea – it is about something.”

Please feel free to bring a portrait painting if you like, to share.

David Goatle...

 VICTOR ARCEGA, MFA

ARTIST - TEACHER - CONSULTANT - CRITIC - WRITER

Critique with one of Nanaimo’s past VIU professors

We have a critique with Victor coming for January so bring your paintings.

Victor comes to Vancouver Island BC,  from the Philippines by way of  California and Alberta. With an MFA in painting, BA in humanities and diplomas in marketing, advertising and TV plus Film-writing, he has taught drawing, illustration and...

MEMBER CRITIQUE

We are having a member critique and invite you to bring in paintings you are having difficulty with, or that shows your best.  You will be invited to talk about your technique as well, for those brave souls. 

It's one of the times we will not have a guest artist doing a demo.  If any of our members would like to experience the challenge of doing a demonstation in the upcoming year please let Sandy John...

JOE BEMBRIDGE

Our guests for the August Artful Meeting will be Joe Bembridge of Gallery Merrick (B13) Commercial Street, Nanaimo and his

associate, Dee Fontans. 

Joe will be giving a short presentation on "How to approach Galleries" and what they are looking for.

Both Joe and Dee have an extensive background in Art, and have offered to run the Critique this month. 

Peer participation is both welcome and wanted during the critique s...

   DAN GRAY PASTEL ARTIST

“Painting…a gathering of the senses”

               

“I paint from life….of life” – Dan Gray

Dan will provide a demo for us on July 14th.  He has been working in pastels since 1975, and is designated a Premier Pastelist of Canada by

The Pastel Society of Canada. 

Dan does landscape and figurative paintings, always  en plein air in an impr...

DOMINIK MODLINSKI - PAINTING JOURNEYS

Dominik Modlinski will be presenting a talk and video presentation of

his painting journeys around the world, including Canada.

Born in Warsaw Poland, Dominik immigrated to Canada at age 17, already trained in printmaking and design.  He studied fine arts at the Ontario College of Art in Toronto graduating with honours in 1993.

Drawn to the Canadian wilderness, he has painted the Algoma region...

      CINDY MERSKY, AFCA, SCA

"My Approach to Non-Objective      Painting Using Decollage" 

Cindy Mersky is an award-winning artist, born in Edmonton, Alberta. She has earned recognition as an Elected Member of the Society of Canadian Artists (SCA) and a Signature Member of the Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA). Cindy completed a 4-year program in Visual Communications at the Alberta College of Art an...

DEMO BY DONNA BASPALY, SFC

Donna’s career as an Artist spans more than forty years.  She describes herself as being in between chaos and control, starting with a design structure and idea then at some point surrendering to the symbiotic relationships.  She allows the painting to speak to her which

sometimes changes the idea she started with. 

She states:  Rich textures, random dancing line work, the power of color combinati...

                TOM SHARDLOW - "WOOING THE JURORS"

Tom Shardlow, one of our own , will be giving a digital presentation on "Wooing the Jurors".  Sounds like something we all want to know about. 

Tom has been winning awards since High School for both his painting and writing.  Tom attended what is now known as Emily Carr University of Art and Design,...

DEMO:  PENNY MADAY CIOCHETTI

Penny will discuss and demonstrate ways to explore the use of traditional drawing materials like pencil, charcoal and conte as well as a variety of other materials (tissue paper, gel, paper elements, moulding paste, etc.) in acrylic paintings to create detail, texture, and translucency and how such effects can help create mood, emotion or dramatic effects.

LOCATION: Vancouver Island Regional North En...

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