Local artists Gail Neuls and Shirley Dickie are launching their first art show together Oct. 20 and 21 at the Filberg Heritage Lodge.
While both women are well-known painters in the Comox Valley, this is the first time the public will have an opportunity to experience their distinct styles in a shared venue.
Neuls and Dickie have each created a painting inspired by the same photograph. These works will be revealed at their showing. Although both artists paint semi-abstract with their own unique styles this show goes beyond a standard exhibit.
Dickie is a self-taught artist whose educational training comes from life experience.
“Composition, colour and form come to me naturally,” she says. “I paint intuitively often creating the work as I go along. This new collection is reminiscent of my older style with surprising results.”
Neuls was introduced to the world of abstraction through North Island College, where she thoroughly enjoyed the new experience and can now benefit from the freedom to be able to express herself.
Her stylist landscapes are displayed in a decorative manner and her love for color creates a sense of joy and celebration that is very much a part of her inspiration. The poetry of lines and perspective play an important part in the overall process.
Neuls and Dickie have worked hard to be able to put this show and sale on for the public. They are very excited to be able to exhibit their paintings together at the Filberg Lodge located at 61 Filberg Rd. in Comox.
It will open at 10 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. both days.