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Our next art adventure is boundless

Many new painters have joined the ranks of the South Delta Artists Guild, and some returning members have sent in new works, which are truly lovely.

The unique 1710 Gallery is sparkling with new paintings to bring in 2023 with exciting images for your viewing pleasure in our new show Boundless.

Many new painters have joined the ranks of the South Delta Artists Guild, and some returning members have sent in new works, which are truly lovely.

The golden mean, a ratio of rectangles and triangles, has been used to design objects by the ancient Egyptians, and throughout history, artists from Greece to Rome used this pleasing ratio to perfect art. We see the centre of interest in these paintings by imagining a tic-tac-toe diagram placed over the image – and the centre of interest is in one of the four intersections. See if you can locate the sweet spot in the Gallery paintings.

Abstracts bring a special meaning for some artists. Most feature contrasts in dark and light, and a tension between the colour and texture, which makes the painting special.

Diane Akey’s Lakeside Lilies is a spectacular image with swirling patterns of pink and white while Trish Murphy’s Circle Friendly also catches the eye.

Yasemin Demir’s painting entitled Taken by the Light is a lovely example of the boundless theme this month. Maureen West’s painting called Dawn is another featured painting of light and shows great value contrast.

Animals are featured, too.

Maria Carmen Abel’s laid back Silent Watcher is a graceful leopard lounging and looking at the viewer. Barbara Glass painted whimsical sheep (View from Avebury Roadside) grazing in a meadow, while Marilyn Atkey’s The Conversation shows the special relationships that elephants share. 

The show is ongoing at Gallery 1710 (located on 56th Street in Tsawwassen) until Feb. 12.  Gallery hours are Friday to Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. Be sure to view the show in person, or online at www.southdeltaartistsguild.com.

Next month, the Guild shares the spotlight with some live animals and BC & Alberta Guide Dogs will be an added attraction. The show, Flora and Fauna, starts Feb. 17 ongoing to March 12.

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