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VISUAL ARTIST

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  Rick Collins Photo                 

 

 

 

 ABOUT THE ARTIST                                                   

 

Born: Vancouver, B.C.,Canada  1959                                                          

Lives: Cultus Lake, B.C.,Canada

 

Education: Received Bachelors Degree of Fine Arts with Honours

1984-85  University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C.,Canada

1980-84  David Thompson University Centre, Nelson, B.C.,Canada

                             

 

Awards:  2001 Former Prime Minister of Japan Award (shows top award), Contemporary Art Expo, Tokyo, Japan

 

EXHIBITION HISTORY

  Gary  eating apple                                                                                    On top of Mount Seymour 2003  Tim Watson Photo  

 

 

 

Solo

2001  Plasket Gallery, New Westminster, B.C., Canada                                          

2000  Downstairs Gallery, Chilliwack, B.C., Canada

2000  Plasket Gallery, New Westminster, B.C., Canada
1993  Downstairs Gallery, Chilliwack, B.C., Canada
 

 

 

 

 

Group 

2017  Art Junction Gallery, Whistler, B.C., Canada

2016  Art Junction Gallery, Whistler, B.C., Canada

2015  "Upstream – Moving Images of Salmon" Roundhouse Community Centre Great Hall, Vancouver. BC.

2014    Art Junction Gallery, Whistler, B.C., Canada

2013   Cultural Centre, Chilliwack, B.C., Canada

2013   Art Junction Gallery, Whistler, B.C., Canada

2012   Art Junction Gallery, Whistler, B.C., Canada

2011    Art Junction Gallery, Whistler, B.C., Canada

2011   Grey Area Gallery, Chilliwack, B.C., Canada

2010   "Tribute to Dr. Norman Bethune", Guangzhou Library Museum, Guangzhou, China.

2010  "Tribute to Dr. Norman Bethune", Vancouver Chinese Cultural Centre, Van., B.C., Canada

2010  Grey Area Gallery, Chilliwack, B.C., Canada

2010  Art Junction Gallery, Whistler, B.C., Canada

 

2009  Grey Area Gallery, Chilliwack, B.C., Canada

2009  Art Junction Gallery, Whistler, B.C., Canada

2008  Grey Area Gallery, Chilliwack, B.C., Canada

2008  "Tribute to Dr. Norman Bethune ", Chilliwack Museum, Chilliwack, B.C., Canada

2008  Art Junction Gallery, Whistler, B.C., Canada

2007  West Coast Gallery, Whistler, B.C., Canada

2006  West Coast Gallery, Whistler, B.C., Canada

2005  West Coast Gallery, Whistler, B.C., Canada

2004  National Museum of China, Beijing, China

2004  Canadian Embassy, Beijing, China

2004  West Coast Gallery, Whistler, B.C., Canada

2003  Contemporary Art Expo, Tokyo, Japan

2003  Image 54 Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

2003  Aaron Ross Gallery, Vancouver, B.C., Canada                                           

2003  West Coast Gallery, Whistler, B.C., Canada

2002  “Three For Trees”, Langley Centennial Museum, Fort Langley, B.C., Canada

2002  West Coast Gallery, Whistler, B.C., Canada

2001  Contemporary Art Expo, Tokyo, Japan

2001  Artropolis 2001, CBC Building, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

2000  Downstairs Gallery, Chilliwack, B.C., Canada

 

1999  Art Works Gallery, Chilliwack, B.C., Canada

1998  Centerville Co-op Gallery, Chilliwack, B.C., Canada

1998  Marshall Road Gallery, Abottsford, B.C., Canada

1997  Centerville Co-op Gallery, Chilliwack, B.C., Canada

1996  Centerville Co-op Gallery, Chilliwack, B.C., Canada

1994  Big Red Dot Gallery, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

1993  Artropolis 93, Old Woodwards Building, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

1992  Black Orpheus Gallery, Harrison Hot Springs, B.C., Canada

1992  56 Gallery, Vancouver, B.C., Canada   

1991  Black Orpheus Gallery, Harrison Hot Springs, B.C., Canada

1991  56 Gallery, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

1990  Mind and Matter Gallery, White Rock, B.C., Canada

 

1989  Langley Centennial Museum, Fort Langley, B.C., Canada

1986  X-Changes Gallery, Victoria, B.C., Canada

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

COLLECTIONS

 

Private collections throughout Canada, the United States, Europe and Australia.

 

 

 

 "Sanctuary", acrylic on canvas, 54"x 65",1989  Private collection Hollywood, California, USA                                               

                

 

Along the Journey

 

 

 First year at Art School, age 22, Nelson, B.C. Canada 1981 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 "The Last Shot", oil on panel, 18"x 24", 1981

 

  

 Tree planting, near Williston Lake, Northern BC. 1987.                                       "Supernatural B.C.", oil and acrylic on canvas, 48"x72", 1986.

 

   

 Geophysics, near Spatzizi Plateau, Northern BC, 1987.                                     "Ridge Walker 1", acrylic on canvas, 16"x20", 1998.

 

   

 Geophysics, Brunne Lake, Northern Manitoba, 1988.                                         "Old Trappers Cabin", acrylic on canvas, 22" x 30", 1992.

                     

 

 

 Lindeman Lake, BC, 2012                                                                                 "Summer Afternoon, Lindeman Lake No. 2", acrylic on canvas, 42"x 60", 2008

 

                                                                                                                                                    

 

 On Top of Mount MacFarlane (Mt. Slesse in background) 2007  Tim Watson Photo  

 

 

  

 In the studio, working on "Fire and Ice, Black Tusk", acrylic on panel 32" x 72",  2018.

 

One of my favourite art quotes:

"I have been in love with painting ever since I became conscious of it at the age of six: I drew some pictures I thought fairly good when I was 50, but really nothing I did before the age of 70 was of any value at all. At 73, I have at last caught every aspect of nature — birds, fish, animals, insects, trees, grasses, all. When I am 80, I shall have developed still further, and I will really master the secrets of art at 90. When I reach 100, my work will be truly sublime, and my final work will be attained around the age of 110, when every line and dot I draw will be imbued with life."  Hokusai, 19th Century Japanese Painter

 

When I came upon this quote it really struck a chord with me. I've always felt excited when thinking about the paintings that I would do as I became older and hopefully wiser, bringing together the collective knowledge of a lifes dedication. I'm continually inspired by the notion that "my next painting is my best painting". This is what fuels me everytime I'm faced with a blank canvas or panel.