It is not uncommon for artists to add their own creative flair to their work. While it may be nice at times to represent the world as you see it in your art, it is equally as nice to throw caution to the wind and break out that creative license. That is what Suzanne Jensen, Sharon Bussard-Grove and James Roberts have done in the upcoming exhibit at the Metchosin Art Gallery, Eclectica: Expressionist Perspectives.
Large canvases with intensely coloured smears of concrete, surreal paintings of underwater salmon with curly fries and ceramics that look like exploded shells can be found at the Metchosin Art Gallery this August.
James Roberts’ abstracts posses a landscape quality, he uses concrete powder to create jewel tone fields of colour. Pools of blue glaze sit at the bottom of Sharon Bussard-Grove’s shells, as if deposited from the last high tide. Suzanne Jensen’s large scale acrylic paintings depict West Coast subject matter with a surreal twist. Colours are pushed to the limit and perspective and scale are toyed with. These three artists coming together is a treat for artists and art lovers alike.