West coast works coming to Peninsula Gallery

Ray Ward and Allan Hancock showcase West Coast works at gallery show

Ravens of Klemtu by Allan Hancock will be on display next week at the Peninsula Gallery.

A new show, Two Artists, Two Visions: W. Allan Hancock and Ray Ward, is opening next week at Peninsula Gallery.

The two accomplished West Coast artists open the two-man show of new paintings at Peninsula Gallery Saturday, Nov. 3.

Known for his skill in capturing the character of his wildlife subjects, Allan Hancock has been fascinated by the fragile beauty of the natural world since childhood.

From kinglets and sandpipers to the Kermode bear and sea lions, Hancock’s paintings are inspired by his experience of the outdoors. His recent tour of the Great Bear Rainforest with a group of 50 artists re-ignited his desire to protect the environment that all of us depend on. Hancock’s paintings have also been chosen by Wildlife Habitat Canada and Ducks Unlimited to support their conservation work.

Ray Ward’s atmospheric landscapes resonate with the changing light, creating mood filled oil paintings that strike an emotional chord with the viewer.

Very particular moments, especially dawn and dusk or rapidly changing weather are a favourite subject of his.

Primarily a studio painter, Ward finds much of his inspiration on Vancouver Island. Ward also made the trip to the Great Bear Rainforest sponsored by Raincoast Conservation Foundation.

The show’s opening reception is on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 1 to 4 p.m. and it runs through until Nov. 9 at Peninsula Gallery (100-2506 Becon Ave.) Interested parties can also view the show online at pengal.com 24 hours before it opens.

For more information, call 250-655-1722.

– With files from Peninsula Gallery


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