Sunday September 18, 2011

Arts Scene

Fraser Valley Reflections

Drawings, acrylics & watercolours Sept 24 - Nov 9 at the Chilliwack Museum

Released by Sue Grass, CVAA


This watercolour by Barry Morris called Chilliwack Plowing Contest was painted in 2010 and will be on display at the Chilliwack Museum Sept 24-Nov 9.


orn in greater Vancouver, Barry Morris learned to love the British Columbian landscape while walking the woodlands, forests, and shores. His pen and ink drawings depict the Fraser Valley, Chilliwack vanishing farm scene, and west coast forests, while his watercolours & acrylics capture the beauty of the dark forests and wilderness of British Columbia.

He is a graduate of the Vancouver School of Art (Emily Carr University), where he studied under the likes of Shadbolt, Jarvis, and Reid. He worked in advertising, display, and as a freelance graphic artist. He retired in Chilliwack recently and enjoys the country life with its sights and people and has been actively recording his feelings and thoughts of his new found home.

Barry is attempting with his watercolour painting to free himself of the detail required of his pen and ink drawings and rely more on his feeling for the subject. This is a work in progress but he finds his works refreshing and more rewarding.

Barry has won Show Merit Awards in the juried B.C. Festival of the Arts, B.C. McMillan shows, and won awards in the International Typography Magazine. His work has been shown in local galleries and he has sold drawings and paintings in fairs and exhibits held locally in the Fraser Valley.

Opening Reception: Saturday September 24 - Noon - 2:00 pm

Chambers Gallery at the Chilliwack Museum
45820 Spadina Avenue 
Monday to Friday:  9:00 am to 4:30 pm
(604) 795-5210

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