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A big ‘Thank You’ to The Landing Artists for their generosity in donating the hanging system for the artwork in Gibsons Public Market.
Now at Gibsons Public Market – Sandy Kay & Andrea Pratt
Sandy Kay: Artist’s Statement
I strive to create a feeling rather than portray a picture, to evoke a response from the viewer and create a sense of time and place in this rapidly changing world. We offten miss the small moments, the obvious unseen, what happens on the sidelines… I focus on these, working to capture something in my paintings that might otherwise be missed in our fast-moving world. I am especially drawn to the portrayal of light in my work.
Sandy Kay’s paintings are very emotion-based: she works in both classic and contemporary styles. From abstracts to realism with a broad range of subjects. The commonality can be found in their stories.
Kay had a studio/gallery on Granville Island for many years before relocating 5 years ago to Halfmoon Bay on the Sunshine Coast of BC.
Her paintings can be found internationally, including England, Germany, Dubai, the U.S. and Canada, are included in many corporate collections and the permanent collections of Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour in Toronto and Mount Royal University Archives in Calgary.
Andrea Pratt: Artist’s Statement
The natural world, particularly the wild areas of British Columbia, has always been my primary inspiration, and my practice has been all about exploring its interpretation. I have a driving curiosity which means leaving no stone unturned, but I regularly re-visit symbols and themes that intrigue me, using personal motifs and patterns.
Andrea Pratt grew up in a house facing Howe Sound and spent her childhood with a pencil in her hand, drawing alongside her brothers. At age 19 she started traveling, and going to university, and spent the next dozen years living/working/ playing/studying/teaching in three regions of British Columbia, the UK, and Greece. She didn’t start painting again until 18 years after receiving her BFA from the University of Victoria. Since then she has worked steadily, shown and sold her work internationally, won awards, and continued chasing down new ideas until life took an unexpected turn. 2013-2016 saw a three-year painting hiatus and a move to British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast — and into a house facing Howe Sound. She is also back home in the studio.