Saturday January 26th is our first Letterpress workshop date for 2019! The workshop will run from 10am until 2pm and the cost will be $125 + GST for a 4 hour session of instruction and play time on the press. You’ll have access to a large selection of lead and wood type to set. We suggest that you select a favourite saying or a short poem etc. that you’d like to print or you can just do abstract printing with type forms. You’ll spend a bit of time up front learning about the process and then you can set your type and pull some prints. Plan to wear something that you aren’t afraid to get inky just in case you get messy. The workshop will be limited to a maximum of four students so sign up early.
A series of pieces telling a story about building up the confidence to introduce oneself to another. These crow pieces were fun to do and you can view all of them in the artwork section of the site or live in the gallery.
Just finished this piece. "Cherry Blossoms" is 24x24 inches and hanging in the gallery now waiting for a new home.
Another local piece completed. I love this red building and the view from the observation deck that looks East down the river. This piece is 24 x 48 inches and is available in the gallery now! NOW SOLD!
Working on another piece to get ready for what we hope is going to be a busy summer season.
Happy to be taking part in the very first Fort Langley Jazz and Arts Festival on July 28th. Mark your calendar and come down to visit local artists and take in some music.
Just finishing up my latest piece for the gallery. This piece is title "Reserving Judgement" and it's available in the gallery as soon as the varnish dries. The piece is 24 inches wide by 48 inches tall.
The sunshine is bringing people to town again and it's time to get some more work out. The winter provides some quiet time to work but I find I'm more inspired by the sunshine and the springtime weather. Time to get out and get some new images to work with. This latest piece title "Valley Tree" is 36 x 36 inches, mixed media on panel and is now available in the gallery. Drop by and have a look if you are in town. Fort Langley is a great place to visit!
Just finished a few new pieces and got them up on the site today. Check them out in the "Hometown" section. Spring is here and we hope to see more people coming by the studio to see what's new. And if you haven't been in before it will be all new to you.
While the holidays were busy and quiet all at the same time I did find some time to putter in the studio on some new works.
We've also decided to close the gallery on Sundays for a little break while the weather is cold and wet. We'll reopen on Sunday once we see the foot traffic pick up again. Feel free to call and make an appointment to view if you would like.
A few new paintings in the gallery this week. Check them out in the Gallery section of the site for more detail.
Check out our two collections of Letterpress printed gift tags. Each set was hand set and hand printed on our Challenge proof press.
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Here's a look at a new piece now available in the gallery. Bedford channel is the waterway that passes by our studio in Fort Langley. This is the view looking East toward the bridge over the channel.
24x24 Mixed media on panel with resin
We're spending some time in the studio prepping for the holiday season. Thousands of gift tags getting ready for sale. Stop by the gallery to pick yours up.
24 x 30 inches Mixed media on panel with resin.
Now in the Gallery available for purchase. $720.
We're open Wednesday - Saturday 11-4, Sunday 12-4 and by appointment. If we're here we may be open additional hours but that's all by chance.
We made the news. Check out the article about our shop in the Langley Times. We did our interview last week and today the paper came out. There is also a video of some letterpress work on the Langley Times website...
You can check out the link here: http://www.langleytimes.com/entertainment/video-reviving-an-antique-art/
Right now in the Gallery we're showing "Recalling" by owner/artist Paul Wood. You can check out the full collection in the artwork section of the site. This is one of my personal favourites.
"Arbutus II" captures a feeling of relaxation and calm for me. The imagery is from Pender Island, BC where we spent a lot of time over the last 20 years getting away from it all. Some of the details of each visit have faded but this one captures a general sense of how I felt when we were there. It looks even better in real life. Come by and check it out.
24 x 24 inches: Mixed media on panel - $575
We're only a few days away from opening the doors to the public and it's starting to look like a real little shop here. We're really a studio that sells art rather than a store. I like to think of it as off sales. Come on in and see what we're working on. Maybe you'll find something you just can't live without. ;-)