We had a great turnout for Sites and Sights on May 27 featuring the PORDS: Kim Atkins, Heidi Burkhardt, Kat Palmer and Maurice Snelgrove. Their gallery links are given below. Many thanks to those who attended and participated. Watch the live video on our Facebook page or via the following link.
The Westmount Gallery will host a Zoom event on May 27 featuring the PORDS: Kim Atkins, Heidi Burkhardt, Kat Palmer and Maurice Snelgrove. The four artists will discuss their art and also give homage to Anthony Batten. Tony unexpectedly passed away in December 2020.
Plein air painting is the best way I think to see and capture a subject. Sitting in front of a beach or a mountain in any season gives me everything I need to know to start working. This way you spend the time. See the light and shadows. The colours in the sky. And a composition takes form. Kim Atkins’ Gallery
Landscape art has been one of the most popular genres for centuries. It continues to thrive, especially in Canada, where spectacular landscape has been a tradition with its artists. I was indoctrinated with this subject at a young age and remain a devoted plein air painter of the diverse natural beauty around us. Heidi Burkhardt’s Gallery
Landscape painting is about all the senses for me. It is how a natural setting makes one feel. The feeling of being slightly overwhelmed and out of focus on a bright and blazing hot day, the respite one feels stepping away from the heat into the cool, mysterious shadows of the forest or the challenge and foreboding of the high ridge line. Kat Palmer’s Gallery
I have been painting watercolours for more than 50 years, both in my studio and plein air on location during extensive travels from coast to coast to coast in Canada, including the Yukon, Nunavut Arctic, Greenland and the Northwest Territories. I paint landscapes both on paper and canvas and I hope you can feel my love of the outdoors and concerns for our environment manifested in them. Maurice Snelgrove’s Gallery