Art Raffle 2010
Touchstone Theatre is pleased to announce our inaugural Art Raffle! During the run of our upcoming production of Herr Beckmann's People by Sally Stubbs (June 10 - 19 at the PTC Studio, Granville Island), we will be raffling off this beautiful, professionally framed painting by local artist Christine Reimer. Read on for more information about Christine and her work, or visit www.christinereimer.ca
Tickets for the raffle are $20 each and will be available each night at the Herr Beckmann's People box office, so come on down to Granville Island to see the show and enter to win! Can't make it to the theatre? Fill out the form below to order your raffle tickets online!
LOGS ON THE SHELL BEACH AT YELLOW POINT
by CHRISTINE REIMER
Acrylic on canvas, 2007, 24” x 30” (framed), valued at $2,100
Christine Reimer is an established British Columbia artist recognized for her bold, colourful interpretation of Canadian landscape. Christine received her Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts, 1977) and her Diploma in Education (Visual Arts, 1979) from the University of Victoria. Subject matter of her evocative, acrylic on canvas paintings include coastal, rural, vineyards and townscapes in Canada, the USA, France & Italy. She has also created a series of paintings of women in whimsical, dreamlike settings. The dramatic beauty of British Columbia remains her primary inspiration. Christine’s work is found in corporate and private collections across North America and abroad. She is currently represented by prestigious galleries in Canada and California. www.christinereimer.ca
For the past 25 years my paintings have focused on the landscape of British Columbia, in particular, Pacific coast islands and the Okanagan Valley. I will continue to develop these themes. In my work I have also explored the Kootenays of B.C., the Rocky Mountains and foothills of Alberta, and areas of southern Europe including Tuscany and Provence.
The British Columbia landscape is bold and assertive, never timid. The landforms are rugged; the contrast between land, sky and sea dramatic. For this reason the colour and brushwork in my paintings have a strong visual impact which resonates with the landscape portrayed. I possess a strong urge to document and define this landscape.
“Colour, movement and light are vital elements in my paintings. I begin with a fairly defined composition; the image evolves as I paint. Colour takes on a life of its own and the character of the landscape is revealed. I strive to create energy with the colours and images which can be experienced by the viewer.”
My painting has been influenced by the Group of Seven, particularly Tom Thomson, Frederick Varley, A.Y. Jackson and J.E.H. MacDonald. Contemporary Canadian painting influences include Jack Shadbolt and E.J. Hughes. European influences include Van Gogh, Matisse and Gauguin.
As a student of art in the ‘70s my great-uncle, notable Canadian painter Max Maynard, provided my initial inspiration to paint landscape. Maynard was a close friend of artist, Jack Shadbolt, who referred to Max as “his first mentor”. As young men Maynard and Shadbolt admired the work of Emily Carr and spent time in her Victoria studio. I consider Max Maynard to be my first mentor.
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