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

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Comox Valley RCMP impound six vehicles in six days in May

All drivers were found to be going at least 47 km/h over the speed limit

Cumberland water plant costs come in higher than planned

Extra costs result of delays, Hydro requirements and right of way access

Boil water notice lifted in Union Bay

The notice has been lifted as of May 27.

Tsolum River Restoration Society members keeping busy during COVID-19 times

Young fish can get stranded in the most unlikely of places

Police looking for witnesses to Courtenay bear spray assault

The incident took place Tuesday, May 26 at around 8:30 p.m.

Only four new COVID-19 cases, 228 active across B.C.

Health officials watching as activities ramp up

Comox Valley business map offers information on local eateries, grocery stores and more

Search and click for hours and services offered during the COVID-19 pandemic

Facing changes together: Your community, your journalists

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world in ways that would have… Continue reading

RCMP told of alleged assault in Courtenay hours after the fact

Police only made aware of possible attack through social media posts

Feds looking at ways to reunite families amid COVID-19 border restrictions with U.S.

Some families with members of dual-citizenship have become separated due to the pandemic

B.C. aquaculture farm’s employees sweat it out to raise funds for food banks

For every five minutes of exercise recorded, Cermaq Canada is donating a dollar to local food banks in communities they operate

‘I knew what he wanted’: Kootenay man spends hours in tree as black bear patrols below

Francis Levasseur is no stranger to the outdoors, but a recent run-in with a bear caused quite a scare

COVID cancelled their wedding plans, so they married on a BC mountaintop

Ceremony was live streamed to friends and family around the world

Stepdad able to walk bride down the aisle days before he passes away

Ceremony held amidst pandemic in order to fulfill bride’s wish to have stepdad give her away

Most Read