Landscapes – Natural and Modified is the title of the first solo show by local photographer Claude Dalley.
A popular figure quickly recognized by the ostrich plume in his hat, Dalley has become well known in the Comox Valley.
Following his retirement in 1997, Dalley took up photography as a hobby, but quickly earned recognition as a professional within the arts community. His move to the Comox Valley in 2006 has provided him with endless photo opportunities.
Dalley’s photographs have appeared on Global TV and have been published in the Comox Valley Tourist Guide, as well as in local Save the Estuary calendars. Photographer’s Forum Magazine has recognized Dalley with its Award of Excellence.
The Landscape Photography Magazine has published one of his photographs in the ‘photo of the month’ category in the December 2016 issue.
Dalley is an active member with the Comox Valley Community Arts Council, the Comox Valley Art Gallery, Campbell River Community Arts Council, the Campbell River Art Gallery, the Pearl Ellis Gallery and a longtime member of the Comox Valley Photographic Society. In appreciation for his many hours of volunteering with the Arts Council at the old Muir Gallery, Dalley was thrilled to be a recipient of “Citizen of the Century” by the City of Courtenay.
Claude Dalley is excited to be sharing 42 of his favourite fine art prints and looks forward to seeing you at Landscapes – Natural and Modified, Jan. 10-29 at The Pearl Ellis Gallery. A meet and greet reception will be held Saturday, Jan. 14, 1-4 p.m.