Sat, Dec 04|
Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery
Artist Talk with Julia Lucich
An artist talk for anyone with an appreciation for whimsy, a narrative quality and an emphasis on mood, emotion, and out of box thinking.
Time & Location
Dec 04, 2021, 2:00 p.m. PST
Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery, 444 Parkhill Terrace, Ladysmith, BC V9G 1V6, Canada
About the Event
Julia will be discussing "art as a business"... "the road I've taken to move from what had been a hobby to that which is a source of livelihood".
About the guest speaker: "I first began painting in 1980, having been fascinated by portraiture. I would look at portraits and say to myself 'I can do that'. I sought out a teacher and was fortunate to come under the tutelage of master portraitist Bob Gerbracht. Bob’s instruction was in pastel, a medium that I immediately embraced for its vibrancy and spontaneity. Continuing to work in a representational style, I found that colour, for its own sake, had the ability to influence the power and impact of a painting. In 1995 I was working on a painting of giraffes, whose astonishing shapes and contours seemed to lend themselves to an outrageous approach. I chose to introduce colour totally outside the normal range, and the result was one of unexpected whimsy. This painting gave birth to the Party Animal Series with which my art is most often associated. While I continue to paint “traditional” themes (i.e., portraits, still life, landscapes), the Party Animals remain a compelling force. They are intended to transcend the genre of “wildlife art” and appeal to anyone looking outside the box."
This event takes place at the Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery Temp Location. RSVP is not required but you will receive a reminder a day before the event. Please note: We are following guidelines around COVID 19 and the current public health orders. Masks are mandatory inside the building.