Robert Michener, Springfield Llama Farm 1989 Oil on linen 45" x 68"
He's exhibiting a wide spectrum of the work he's created over 5 decades of being a painter. To see more go to the Ian Tan Gallery and to Michener's own website.
By a remarkable coincidence, his wife and former student, Ann Nelson, had a show of her paintings at the nearby Petley Jones gallery.
Ann Nelson, Saltspring Island Butterfly Bluffs, oil on canvas
To see more of Ann's delightful paintings visit Ann's website.
And not only that, I met up at Ann's opening with an old friend who was a fellow art student with me, John Haig, back in the day. Visit John's website, too!
John Haig, The Rest of the Wanderer, oil on canvas
Each of these beautiful paintings does a wonderful job of conveying the scenery and feelings I experience every time I come back to my birthplace. Gee, it feels good to be back home, even if I am only visiting.
By the way, it would seem that Santa Claus is also an art fan as he made an early appearance at Ann's opening at the Petley Jones Gallery. Who knew? So be sure to add a request for a piece of original art work when you write your letter to Santa this holiday season.