Two of the most popular artists are back again at the Pearl Ellis Gallery and are once again presenting their works of art in downtown Comox.
Longtime friends Sharon Lennox and Bev Johnston, also known as the Painting Pals, will exhibit a collection of their works in the exciting new gallery space starting Oct. 4.
Lennox and Johnston both paint chosen subjects realistically but have a distinctly different style.
Lennox’s love of nature, instilled from a rural upbringing, shines though in her remarkably life-like paintings of birds, flowers and animals. The attention to detail in her art is incredible, with each feather and blade of grass practically leaping off the canvas.
Johnston’s art spans a variety of subjects, from boats of the west coast to streets of Europe and Mexico as well as including scenes of the Comox Valley.
Lennox and Johnston’s desire to share their passion for art and beauty with others shows in their work. Their paintings have become increasingly popular with collectors and art lovers worldwide.
Johnston won the gallery’s People’s Choice Award twice, and Lennox has a won a runner-up award each of the six years the show has appeared at the gallery.
The Painting Pals Show and Sale runs from Oct. 4-23.
The Pearl Ellis Gallery is now located in its new upstairs location at 1729 Comox Ave., sharing the space with the Comox Archives and Museum. The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from 1-4 p.m. The gallery will be closed every Monday. At least one of the artists will be present each day of the show from 1-4 p.m. Admission is free.
Although the gallery opens at 10 a.m. every Saturday, an opening day reception will be held on Saturday afternoon on Oct. 15 from 1-4 p.m. Come out, meet the artists and enjoy some light refreshments. Members of the gallery receive 10 per cent off art purchases on opening day, and although the reception is in the afternoon, the 10 per cent discount extends for the entire day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Remember all purchases are tax free.
New memberships are always welcome.
For more information, visit www.pearlellisgallery.com.
— Pearl Ellis Gallery