One of the many Brian Scott interpretations of the arbutus.

Scott’s love for the arbutus on display at Filberg show

Saturday and Sunday from 11a.m. - 4 p.m.

When artist Brian Scott moved from Vancouver back to the Comox Valley in 1980 he was overwhelmed by 50 shades of green! He was desperate for colour and found it in the arbutus tree.  A full spectrum of colour, from cool yellow, orange, reds, purples with the blues of the sky and mountains. He purchased a lot on Hornby Island,  built a studio with the help of Ronny Larson, a Norwegian builder,  and painted there every summer for 20 years.

On Hornby they call the arbutus the “Goddess Tree” because of her shapely form. The school kids in Victoria used to call her the “Naughty Lady Tree” because she was “stripped and was streaking”. The artist is doing a retrospective of his arbutus paintings at the Filberg Lodge for Easter weekend. The showing runs Saturday and Sunday from 11a.m. – 4 p.m.

 

Just Posted

Former volleyball star runs to kill cancer

Since 2012, Stephanie Kurz has been pushing herself to the limit as… Continue reading

Strathcona Park Wilderness Centre open for the summer

Winter is receding at Paradise Meadows, and it is time to start… Continue reading

Courtenay Elementary students lobby Town of Comox to clean up ocean plastic

Some Vancouver Island students are not just learning about the problem of… Continue reading

PHOTOS: Elusive ‘ghost whale’ surfaces near Campbell River

Ecotourism operator captures images of the rare white orca

Victoria mom describes finding son ‘gone’ on first day of coroners inquest into overdose death

Resulting recommendations could change handling of youth records amidst the overdose crisis

Dash-cam video in trial of accused cop killer shows man with a gun

Footage is shown at trial of Oscar Arfmann, charged with killing Const. John Davidson of Abbotsford

Suicide confirmed in case of B.C. father who’d been missing for months

2018 disappearance sparked massive search for Ben Kilmer

Eight U.S. senators write to John Horgan over B.C. mining pollution

The dispute stems from Teck Resources’ coal mines in B.C.’s Elk Valley

Threats charge against Surrey’s Jaspal Atwal stayed

Atwal, 64, was at centre of controversy in 2018 over his attendance at prime minister’s reception in India

Anti-vaxxer Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to speak in Surrey

He’s keynote speaker at Surrey Environment and Business Awards luncheon by Surrey Board of Trade Sept. 17

Otters devour 150 trout at Kootenay hatchery

The hatchery has lost close to 150 fish in the past several months

B.C. church’s Pride flag defaced for second time in 12 days

Delta’s Ladner United Church says it will continue to fly the flag for Pride month

Most Read