This April Dyck painting is among the works on exhibit at the Pearl Ellis Gallery until the end of January.

West Coast inspires local artists

Photographer Bert Badey and painter April Dyck featured at Pearl Ellis Gallery, Jan. 12-31

Two local artists are joining together to present a unique perspective of the Canadian West Coast at the Pearl Ellis Gallery in Comox, 1729 A Comox Ave.

Photographer Bert Badey and painter April Dyck are presenting a show titled Inspired – Canadian West Coast from Jan. 12-31.

Their artwork differs by the medium they use (photography vs. paint) but their work is equally unique in style.

The artwork of both artists can be found in private collections in Canada.

As a contemporary painter, Dyck produces paintings that are colourful and often provoke a feeling in the viewer. Badey strives to find the soul of the subject.

Because of their unique styles the show has a balance of abstract and realism.

Painting and photography are uneasy relatives and they are not normally shown together.

Photography has been an important part of Badey’s life.  He has a love and connection to nature.

“Many times people say to me that they can not tell whether my work is a painting or a photograph,” he said. “I am expressing through my work what I see in the shadows, lines and textures.”

Dyck’s paintings display a luminescence achieved by the layering of many colours. Each painting is completed with drawn lines to isolate colours and emphasis contours. She is known for her playfulness with perspective. Her work expresses ideals for the betterment of the world.

“I’m interested in colour, form, line and ideals in my work,” said Dyck. “This show has stretched me artistically because I usually don’t do landscapes but British Columbia’s west coast is beautiful and artistically inspiring.”

Meet the artists at their opening reception on Friday, Jan. 15 from 5-8 p.m. and have an opportunity to win a piece of artwork.

 

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