Black Creek artist Cresswell’s work showing this month

"It is my first show, and really gives me some validation as an artist."

Black Creek artist Jonny Cresswell will see his work hung at Impressions Custom Framing and Gallery at 990B Shoppers Row in Campbell River for the rest of January.

Cresswell derives his themes from nature and the world around him. While Cresswell has lived in many areas of B.C., much of his work reflects the strong influence Vancouver Island has on him.

“I am excited about this show,” enthuses Cresswell. “It is my first show, and really gives me some validation as an artist. I am working hard to expand and improve my abilities.

“I was born in Likely, B.C., where my parents were part of the back-to-the-land movement of the late ’70s. We lived in a small log cabin that my father built with no electricity or running water. We raised our own food and I have spent a lot of time in the bush, so naturally I have a deep connection with nature.”

This connection to nature is front and centre in Cresswell’s work. Land and seascapes dominate, with wildlife and rural living as secondary themes. He works in both realism and impressionism, in oil on canvas.

You can visit the show from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 9:30 to 5 on Saturdays when he will be showing along with Anita Moody.

“I was fortunate enough to have the choice to show with Anita Moody, as I feel our work is complementary.”

Cresswell will be present at the gallery throughout the month and from noon to 4:30 on Jan. 26 for a meet and greet.

For more information, call Impressions Custom Framing and Gallery at 250-286-1612.

— Jonny Cresswell

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