Winchester Galleries is pleased to announce the Colour Studies exhibition, artworks by Mitchel Smith and Joseph Plaskett. This exhibition is a combined collection of minimalist colour fields by Mitchel Smith with Modernist still lifes and florals by Joseph Plaskett.
Delphinium & Sculpture #1
oil on canvas
57 x 35 inches
Oak Bay Beach Hotel Art collection: Lesley Finlayson
New Art Collection, November 2020
Winchester Galleries is pleased to announce a new art exhibition at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel in November 2020 composed of works by local artist Lesley Finlayson. Finlayson’s enchanting works depict the diverse natural beauty of Canada’s West Coast.
Spending time surrounded by the natural landscapes of Vancouver Island allows Finlayson to fully experience the elegance of the scenery that she portrays in her works. Finlayson begins her artistic process by creating drawings while she is outdoors. While working in her Victoria studio, she alters her paintings from memory and with the help of her drawings, but without the use of photographs. Although Finlayson begins her works on-site, she does not aim to create realistic depictions of the natural environment. Rather, she strives to achieve somewhat abstract, elegant interpretations of her surroundings through her use of colour, light, and texture.
River Vallery No. 1
oil on canvas
40 x 40 inches
Bellewood Park Art Collection
Winchester Galleries is pleased to announce a new art collection at Bellewood Park Presentation Centre. This collection is a selection of abstract works by well-known Canadian artists, William Perehudoff and Greg Murdock. William Perehudoff is best known for his colour-field works that rely on vibrant colours and simplicity.
William Perehudoff is recognized internationally for his moving, expressive works. In his time at the Emma Lake Artist Workshops, he met several other influential colour-field artists including Kenneth Noland and Jules Olitsky. Over the course of his prolific career, he was awarded the Saskatchewan Order of Merit, the Order of Canada, an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws from the University of Regina, and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.
Greg Murdock is widely acclaimed for his mixed-media works. Having studied ceramics, sculpture, drawing, and bronze while in art school, Murdock has created a wide variety of works using an array of mediums. Perhaps some of his most captivating pieces are his polyhedron sculptures made of oil, encaustic, pigment, and graphite on composite wood.
acrylic on canvas
32 x 48 inches