Thursday, June 30, 2016

Paint with all the colours of the wind...

Oh gosh, Nova Scotia is just bursting with talent. Today we have the pleasure of introducing you to another new (to us) artist, Danny Abriel. Some of you may remember his paintings from this year's Pre-Shrunk show. Some of you may not because they all sold out.

Danny was born in Halifax and grew up in the Musquodoboit Valley. He atteneded NSCAD University and NSCC where he studied photography.

Artist Danny Abriel with his paintings in the gallery.
Three Mile Lake Lucent, 24"x36", Acrylic on Canvas
Danny's paintings are informed by the native scenery he was raised in - reflective waters, wind-swept trees, contoured landscapes and seasonal colour. 
Light and Limb, 16"x20", Acrylic on Canvas

He is inspired by the connection of the gentle beauty and drama of trees and their surroundings.

Tree at Dusk, 24"x36", Acrylic on Canvas
Here are a few words from the artist himself on his painting "Miller Lake State of Mind":
"I love wind-swept trees. For me, they are a metaphor - an illustration, of ourselves. The tree sprouts. The seed informs how it will grow. Then outside forces act upon it. It is buffeted by the wind and elements. They conspire, in a way, to thwart the tree. Yet, it adapts - it bends, it pushes, it twists and refuses to relent."
Three Mile Lake State of Mind, 18"x36", Acrylic on Canvas

"The tree is strengthened by the struggle and forms something quite dignified and beautiful. Several trees may grow together in similar conditions and locale to mature entirely unique to one another. It's about character. I resonate with that. I feel connected to it. I look at a beautifully twisted tree in all it's individual shape and colour with a sense of appreciation. I celebrate it's story. I'm happy it's made it this far..."
Peggy's Light, 15"x30", Acrylic on Canvas
Come in to see these colourful paintings in person to really feel the spirit of the Canadian coastline.

Our Canada Day Weekend Hours are: 

Friday, July 1st - 10am-2pm

Saturday, July 2nd - 10am-5:3pm

Sunday, July 3rd - Closed