Burns still creating art

The Pearl Ellis Gallery presents Age Has No Barriers by Margaret Burns.

MARGARET BURNS will display her artwork at the Pearl Ellis Gallery in Comox from July 13 to 25. She's seen engraving a copper plate.

MARGARET BURNS will display her artwork at the Pearl Ellis Gallery in Comox from July 13 to 25. She's seen engraving a copper plate.

The Pearl Ellis Gallery presents Age Has No Barriers by Margaret Burns.

Attending the show one will realize that at age 80, Margaret’s creativity and ability to produce quality and thought provoking art are still very much alive.

Margaret is mostly self taught, winning an award for her watercolor after painting for only two weeks. With all the encouragement she got from her husband, Margaret continued having her work juried into many shows across the country.

In 1985 after Margaret’s husband passed away she purchased a motor home and with her art packed in a box trailer travelled throughout North America from Key West to Alaska, painting and selling her art.

Arriving on Vancouver Island in 1996, she decided to settle for a time as her mother was here.

At age 75 Margaret wanted something more from her art so she enrolled at North Island College in the Fine Arts program. During this time she studied printmaking courses, etching, silkscreen, collograph and mixed media.

Since taking the courses she has created outstanding works of art, combing all the different mediums. She has also created a new form of art which she calls Fantasy Art, using alcohol inks.

Margaret’s work can be found in private collections in the USA, Canada, Europe and Japan.

Margaret’s work will be showing at the Pearl Ellis Gallery from July 13 to July 25. The gallery is open from 1 to 4 p.m. every day, including Sunday.

Admission is free and more information can be obtained by visiting www.pearlellisgallery.com or phoning the gallery at 250-339-2822 between 1 and 4. There will be a meet and greet July 16 to mark the official opening of the show at 1729 Comox Ave. on the lower level.

New members are always welcome and membership fees are only $20 a year. Memberships fees help support the gallery programs.   A large number of our members are not artists themselves but rather are enthusiastic supporters of art.

With a membership, all purchases of art at the opening reception are reduced by 10 per cent.

— Pearl Ellis Gallery

 

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