Katie Rodgers Art News Blog
I'm excited to share my upcoming exhibition news, Of Restorative Nature, which opens November 23rd at the Silk Purse Gallery in West Vancouver. I'll be showing some of my Regeneration paintings alongside the work of Lynda Fownes and Eileen Walsh.
This series depicts the constant renewal of life emerging on the old growth stumps of North Vancouver. The paintings attempt to convey the combination of energy and calm found in the forests as well as the lush layers of vegetation surrounding the strong foundation of the stumps.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, being at home with restless children necessitated several walks each day in the surrounding woods to release our pent-up energy. The Seymour valley has many beautiful trails which are a source of creativity and entertainment for us all. While my children were imagining space settings, castles, and forts in the stumps, I began to picture these sculptural giants in other colours, with personalities and moods, animating them as well as contemplating them as they once were. Shown here are Class Clown (or the joker), The Rebel, and The Seductress. The rest of the cohort will be available Nov 23rd - Dec 19th. Visit the West Vancouver Community Arts Council event listing for more information about the exhibition.