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Gabriola

Beyond Ravens - Dave Aris | July 9 – July 28, 2024

Join us for Dave Ari's first feature exhibition of his newest paintings at the gallery. Dave's realist nature paintings are inspired by the West Coast landscapes.

Beyond Ravens - Dave Aris | July 9 – July 28, 2024
Beyond Ravens - Dave Aris | July 9 – July 28, 2024

Time & Location

Jul 09, 2024, 10:00 a.m. – Jul 28, 2024, 4:00 p.m.

Gabriola, 590 N Rd, Gabriola, BC V0R 1X3, Canada

About the event

Opening Reception: Friday July 12, 2024 | 6-8pm

Exhibition Dates: Tues July 9 – Sun July 28, 2024

Dave Aris attributes his work to many influences, not the least of which is the shear joy of creating. David lives on Gabriola Island, in the midst of the Salish Sea.  

"I paint for the joy of it. In a world that seems so unsettled and often callous, I find solace in my studio. It’s not a form of escapism, but rather of calm where I can think clearly and appreciate the good that can be found in the world. I look over our beautiful gardens to the Salish Sea. Such a magnificent view is very conducive to creativity. I am inspired to paint the ocean, the trees and the creatures that inhabit them. However it is fun and challenging to explore new ways of expressing myself through my paintings. In the past few years I have abstracted my images by pixilating them. No surprise that the inspiration for this technique came from computers that go wonky. Art is in almost everything I do. I usually view the world around me with what I would term an artistic eye. I notice changes of light, a certain twist in a tree branch or some unusual reflection. When I do my art work these things play an important roll. ART is life!" - Dave Aris

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