“Beaver on the slide”, original art by Andrew McTaggart. Mixed media. 40″x60″ 2016.
North Vancouver is a dynamic place, perched between our working waterfront and the coastal mountains… and our incredibly rich artistic community finds inspiration in our dramatic environment. That beginning point, however, in the hands of two different artists, can create very diverse expressions.
This week we are delighted to unveil a fresh installation, exploring North Vancouver’s artistic diversity at Blueshore Financial’s “Arts on View” gallery space at 12th & Lonsdale, North Vancouver.
“Beaver on the slide” is an arresting piece that demands you stop and look closely. It depicts the workhorse aircraft of our coastal harbours, the beloved and iconic Beaver. upon closer examination you’ll find weathered rivets, inner workings of the engine and even painstakingly detailed decals. The care that went into the detailed depiction shows the affection that the artist feels for his subject. Perhaps that’s natural, as when not at his easel, Mctaggart spends his time piloting commercial aircraft. Although Mctaggart has been an artist for many years, this marks his exhibition debut in North Vancouver, and we delighted to have been a part of that.
“And the Sea Remembers” original art by Sara Morison. 30″x40″ acrylic on canvas.
In contrast, you’ll find various works by acclaimed local artist, Sara Morison. These pieces have also been inspired by her experience of the ocean… but Morison’s abstract, joyful and brilliantly coloured artworks come from a different perspective, and thus express a completely different aspect of our Maritime environment. Sara is a full time artist, who publishes, teaches and paints regularly. She last exhibited at Tartooful in 2013, and we are so pleased to be able to once again show her beautiful work.
Thank you to BlueShore Financial for hosting this exhibit, and supporting our community of North Vancouver artists.
Arts on View on Lonsdale – a Blueshore Financial Community Program, curated by Tartooful. 1250 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver.