A trio of painters are being highlighted at the Arts Station this month for their beautiful and unorthodox experimentation.
Win Dinn, Eileen Gidman and Laura Leeder’s pieces comprise the Arts Station’s current gallery on display titled “On the Wall-Off the Wall.”
Dinn’s paintings are characterized by a vibrant array of colour and rich use of texture and layers.
“In mixed media, as in life, there are no mistakes, only opportunities to move in a new direction,” said Dinn of her pieces in a press release.
Like many local painters, Gidman draws inspiration from the Elk Valley’s surrounding nature. Her works frequently depict landscapes, botanicals or birds through watercoloured vignettes that tell a story.
Gidman said she also likes to primarily work with watercolour and dyes, noting that she enjoys creating with these two mediums for their unpredictable and challenging natures.
Creston painter Leeder incorporates unorthodox pieces into her creations like vintage teacups, porcelain, lace and local pottery. The end result is paintings that are timeless, serene and that truly represent and celebrate the beauty of her town.
The opening reception for the gallery was held on Thursday, May 28 and will be on display until Tuesday, June 23 at the Arts Station.