Peninsula Gallery unveils new exhibit

Douglas Fisher
Douglas Fisher's carved piece Impressions from the Past. Fisher's work will be on display along side painter Michael O'Toole's work at Peninsula Gallery beginning Sept. 23.
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Two artists who specialize in West Coast-style art are being featured this week at Peninsula Gallery.

Painter Michael O’Toole, known for his coastal, mountain, marine and woodland scenes, will be featured alongside carver Douglas Fisher who’s wood sculptures have garnered him international acclaim.

“Both Michael and Douglas are very powerful artists, and having the two of them showing together in the gallery is going to be amazing,” said gallery owner Gillian Hanlon.

Hanlon noted both artists have unique styles that have made them well-known in the art world.

“Douglas’ work with his carving and dyeing techniques has been on the front cover of a british wood carving magazine, he’s taught in Texas, Utah and Colorado and he’s been invited into very prestigious shows for sculpture, but he’s a talent from right here (in B.C.) so it’s nice to have his work here,” said Hanlon, adding that O’Toole is a highly regarded painter who works with mainly acrylics but is proficient in several mediums.

“He’s really in high demand as an instructor,” Hanlon said.

The show opens Sunday, Sept. 23 at 1 p.m. with an artist meet and greet and runs through until Oct. 1 at Peninsula Gallery (100-2506 Beacon Ave.) For more information visit www.pengal.com or phone 250-655-1722.


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