The Buckley Valley.

The rolling hills, towering mountains, and alpine colours of the Bulkley Valley, Smithers region have influenced greatly my recent art. The following pieces have all been generated in this area while working in an odd combination of harmonious (nature) and hectic (office) environments. Reviewing my work this fall it is interesting to see just how deep the juxtaposition of peacefulness and agitation are represented in my pictures. 

Coming soon: My Fall landscape scenes from the Buckley Valley area will shortly be up on the web.  They are now on exhibit at a local gallery space here in Smithers. 

Click here to preview the exhibit!  This link will open up a PDF promotional poster.

More on Russell's Fire Painting Philosophy

 

 


title: The Dreamer
fire, acrylic, on canvas

20x32
Creation:
September 2004

A highly symbolic piece. Painted on an intuitive whim.

     

title: babine tree
acrylic on canvas

20x32
Creation:
August 2004

Inspired by the calm tranquility of Babine Lake in B.C. Canada and the soft colours of a cloudy sunset.

     

title: Escape
acrylic, on canvas

20 x 30
Creation:
September 2004

Soon to be a fire painting!

     


title: The Vortex
acrylic, on canvas

20 x 20 x 4
Creation:
September 2004

An abstract protrait of the web of influences between individulas and those that surround them.

     


title: Together
fire, acrylic, on canvas

20x32
Creation:
June, 2004

A celebration of togetherness and motherhood.

     

title: Children's Swirls
fire, acrylic, on canvas

20x32
Creation:
September, 2004

I add this painting to list as a testament to the productive fun you can have with Children. A 2 year old and a 4 year old were are with paint brushes and any colour of thier choice in the fabrication of this piece. They were allowed to paint as they wished (including hand and foot prints!). Gabrielle and I painted around them and ensured they didn't use too much black!

     

title: Red Patches
sewn patches, acrylic, on canvas

26x40
Creation:
September, 2004

An Experimentation with solid colours and sewn patches of fabric on a large canvas.

     

title: Six Daisies
acrylic, on canvas

18x26
Creation:
September, 2004

Instead of defining the shape with black lines, I experiemented with white lines and blocks of solid colour. The orginal looks much better than the photo as the matte paint and textured colour add to the deceptive simplicity.

     

title: Daisy Dreamer
fire, acrylic, on canvas

20x32
Creation:
Septmeber 2004

Further experimentation with white lines, simplicity and abstract symbols.  Inspired by reflecting alot on the act of dreaming.

     
 
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