Unity and Diversity showcases abstract ideas

Local Fernie artist, Graham Fowler, debuted his latest collection of pieces at The Arts Station on Thursday night.

Graham Fowler unveils his latest exhibit



Local Fernie artist, Graham Fowler, debuted his latest collection of pieces at The Arts Station on Thursday night.

Titled Unity in Diversity, Fowler believes the exhibit of abstract paintings is an accurate representation of not only his work, but also his creative process. Fowler said, “My work is built just from a white canvas. I start instinctively, so all of my work is different and you get this massive variation of art. I

just paint freely and try not to think about it too much.”

Despite Fowler’s background working with watercolours, this is his first ever public showing. “I’ve been painting most of my life. My grandfather was a watercolour artist and I was kind of dragged into the whole painting thing over the years,” he remarked. “It’s only been about eight months since I started the work for this exhibit with acrylics

and I’ve just had fun with it.”

Originally from England, Fowler has been a resident of Fernie for 10 years now. While he finds his surroundings act as a muse, he admits it may not be obvious when looking at his art. “I have a struggle with anything that’s not abstract, I like abstract,” said Fowler. “So you won’t see any moose, or any mountains, or anything like that, but that’s just the way I like to paint.”

 

Thursday night’s opening reception included live music from classical musicians Yolaine Hames and Gilles Hainault. Unity in Diversity will be on display in The Arts Station gallery until September 25.

 

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