Visual Arts

Victoria mural artists Joshua Lundrigan (from left) and Paul Archer join Rob Chyzowski, co-owner of Belleville’s Watering Hole and Diner in front of an Archer-designed mural that went up on Thursday at the Inner Harbour restaurant. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

Positivity rules with new outdoor mural from Victoria artist

Paul Archer teams with Belleville’s Watering Hole and Diner for patio project

 

Saanich photographer Evan Guengerich’s image of a bird doing its best to overcome a groundfish for its next meal took third place in best of show, and second for best wildlife photo in the Lion’s Gate Celebration of Nature club competition for 2020-21. (Photo by Evan Guengerich)

Victoria Camera Club captures top spot in prestigious nature and wildlife competition

Saanich Peninsula photographers part of award-winning team

 

Ceramic artist Darrel Hancock working on a clay jug in his home studio in Qualicum Beach. (Submitted photo)

Qualicum Beach potter Darrel Hancock celebrates 40 years in business

‘It’s wonderful to do what you love and make a living at it’

 

Tomo Vranjes, a Greater Victoria musician and longtime fan of late rock guitar icon Eddie Van Halen, joins artist Paul Archer behind the latter’s Fort Street gallery. Archer, whose airbrushed paintings of rock greats have made him many connections in recent years, painted a likeness of Van Halen following the guitarist’s death last month from cancer. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

Victoria artist’s king-sized tribute to Eddie Van Halen draws on personal connection

Paul Archer had an up close and personal day with the legendary guitarist in 1980

Tomo Vranjes, a Greater Victoria musician and longtime fan of late rock guitar icon Eddie Van Halen, joins artist Paul Archer behind the latter’s Fort Street gallery. Archer, whose airbrushed paintings of rock greats have made him many connections in recent years, painted a likeness of Van Halen following the guitarist’s death last month from cancer. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
Chantal Gibson’s show, A Grammar of Loss, Studies in Erasure, closed early at Open Space due to COVID-19 restrictions, but you can view the show online through the gallery’s website and Facebook page. (Courtesy Open Space)

Victoria art gallery provides Open Space in an online way

View Chantal Gibson’s recent show on the web, hear Indigenous stories on Instagram

  • Apr 18, 2020
Chantal Gibson’s show, A Grammar of Loss, Studies in Erasure, closed early at Open Space due to COVID-19 restrictions, but you can view the show online through the gallery’s website and Facebook page. (Courtesy Open Space)
Victoria artist Blu Smith’s art evolves as he does

Victoria artist Blu Smith’s art evolves as he does

From pop art to realism to abstract and more, successful artist follows his muse

  • Nov 14, 2019
Victoria artist Blu Smith’s art evolves as he does
Attendees at the Sidney Fine Art Show will find a wide variety of styles and formats at this year’s event, scheduled for Oct. 18-21 at the Mary Winspear Centre. Courtesy ArtSea Community Arts Council

Sidney Fine Art Show: Art worth talking about

Photography gets a bigger spotlight at this year’s event, Oct. 18-20 at the Mary Winspear Centre

  • Oct 2, 2019
Attendees at the Sidney Fine Art Show will find a wide variety of styles and formats at this year’s event, scheduled for Oct. 18-21 at the Mary Winspear Centre. Courtesy ArtSea Community Arts Council
Artist Mary Ploegsma stands with portraits she painted of her sons. (Don Denton/Black Press Media)

Esquimalt artist captures culinary personalities with body art

Mary Ploegsma’s unique chef/tattoo portrait series on display this month in Chinatown café

Artist Mary Ploegsma stands with portraits she painted of her sons. (Don Denton/Black Press Media)
Jon Tupper, director of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, stands next to an Emily Carr original work displayed at the gallery on Moss Street. Don Descoteau/Monday Magazine

Inspiration for artists comes in various forms: Art Gallery director

Responding to social issues such as the Truth and Reconciliation Commission report critical

Jon Tupper, director of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, stands next to an Emily Carr original work displayed at the gallery on Moss Street. Don Descoteau/Monday Magazine