TONY PAWLETT

LIGHT AND SHADOWS:  The workings of an old artist

March 2 – April 1, 2021

JOIN US FOR MEET THE ARTISTS OPENING, SATURDAY, MARCH 1ST, 11-3 pm

 Charles Anthony Pawlett (Tony)

I am a self taught artist now living in Parksville, Vancouver Island.  I have taken courses at Emily Carr (acrylics) and with Kiff Holand and Anne Forman at Capilano University.  I have also attended seminars and lessons from Brian Johnson and Harry Heine.  After 47 years in a career in the metals indistry I now paint full time in my studio in Craig Bay, Parksville.

Moving  to Vancouver Island was a pivotal time in my art.  Moving from watercolour to acrylics opened a new vista for my paintings.  With the abundant trails, the expanse of water and beaches, I have revelled in the opportunities for paintings.  I still maintain my love of boats and paint them with enthusiasm.  Many of the pictures are of boats destined for destruction.

I have painted scenes from many local Gulf Islands; Pender, Hornby and Vancouver Ilsnad.  Over twenty years of sailing the Salish Sea and the Gulf Islands has brought a depth and clarity to my work.  A fascination with colour and lights and the shadows it produces has been a staple of my painting. 

Covid 19 has been a terrible pandemic.  It has, however, chained me to my studio and my easels.  It has forced a work ethic which suprised me and my family.  I hope there is better news ahead.