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.