Tag Archives: contemporary painting

Flow: Works from the Surrey Art Gallery Permanent Collection

April 14- June 10, 2018:   See paintings, sculptures, and ceramics from the Surrey Art Gallery’s Permanent Collection that “flow” in different ways. Our world is marked by the ever-present movement of peoples, products, and ideas over vast distances and …

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FALL and WINTER PAINTING CLASSES & Demos

   

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Eastside Culture Crawl

Please join me for the Eastside Culture Crawl, Vancouver’s annual visual arts festival! I will have some new work and works in progress––drop by my studio at #322b-1000 Parker Street and say hello. There will be so much art and …

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Madrid Travel Notes

Ahhh—the meditative experience of train travel, as the landscape floats gently by. After saying goodbye to Barcelona, a few hours later I arrived at the beautiful Atocha Station in Madrid. I love the in-between spaces of travel, where time is …

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Painting from observation: ie creative

Since returning home to Vancouver from Spain (which I’ll cover in another blogpost), I got back to my exploration of painting and drawing from direct observation, this time at i.e. creative, the workshop/studio on Granville Island of an art school …

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COLOURLAB

COLOURLAB OPENING RECEPTION SATURDAY JAN. 10TH, 2-4PM JANUARY 10-24, 2015 COLOURLAB is an exploration of colour theory and of the visual effects of specific colour combinations and colour mixing. Inspired by the breaking up of light by a prism and …

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Make a New Years’ resolution to get back to painting!

PAINTING JUMPSTART at the SHADBOLT and Winter/Spring Painting Classes at VAL NELSON STUDIO

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Nelson Painting Acquired by Surrey Art Gallery

Great news! My painting Rush Hour 2 was recently added to the permanent collection at the Surrey Art Gallery. The painting was part of my May 2014 exhibition at Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver. I’m happy it has gone to such a …

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The Gap between your abilities and your taste

This excellent video by Ira Glass gives inspiring advice to creative people everywhere. It speaks to the fact that, when you’re first starting out on your artistic adventure,  your work will fall short of your expectations. The trick is to …

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International Painting Annual 3

Val has been selected for inclusion in a book of international painting, INPA3, published by Manifest Gallery and Creative Research Centre in Cincinatti, Ohio. The final selection includes 115 works by 82 artists from around the world, including Belgium, Canada, …

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