Extended until January 23, 2021
Winchester Galleries is pleased to announce the exhibition BC Lighthouses, colour woodcut prints by Graham Scholes, an experienced local artist. This exhibition celebrates British Columbia lighthouses as part of the cultural heritage. Scholes illustrates these architectural landmarks in their contextual environment and depicts their functionality through colour, light, and form.
Only a handful of these British Columbia lighthouses are accessible by the highway; most of them are built on islands or rocky headlands far from the nearest road. But on the BC coast, most transportation is by water anyway. The extensive route network of BC Ferries interconnects the coast and many of the lighthouses can be seen from one ferry or another. Several lighthouses are landmarks along the Inside Passage used by popular cruise ships sailing to Alaska from Vancouver or Seattle.
Graham Scholes, born in Toronto, Dec 28th, 1933, residing in Sidney B.C. is a known artist/author/educator. He started his career in Montreal and moved to North Saanich on the “Island in the Pacific” 33 years ago. He is internationally known as a result of a book, "Watercolor and How", published by Watson-Guptill, New York. He worked with the watercolour medium for 20 years and has been feature in 2 other books.
For the past 23 years, he has worked with the medium of woodblock printmaking which has consumed his energies. He has two books “Let there be Light” on the subject of Woodblock Printmaking which has brought attention to his prints over the past 24 years. His website woodblockart.ca will direct you to an informative and teaching video on the process of woodblock printmaking.
9.25 x 17 inches