HEART AND SOUL
Saturday, September 27 – SAVE THE DATE!
Continuing our series on Women in Art this show features the work of
Valerie Deacon, Debbie Milner-Lively and Yvonne Reddick.
Beginning October 1, Hampton Gallery presents four consecutive Wednesday evenings for Art Talk.
Collectors and aspiring collectors will learn:
• How to purchase original art – know what to ask and look for.
• Why you should care about art.
• What is the difference between prints and original art.
Why Art Matters
Getting Started as a Collector of Fine Art.
Guest presenter David Langevin.
Unlocking the Mystery of Abstract.
Guest presenter Barry Rafuse
From Start to Finish; the making of fine art.
Guest presenter Peter Stuhlmann.
SPACE IS LIMITED! PLEASE RSVP.
Attending all four talks will automatically
enter your name into a draw for a painting.
It’s a great way to start your art collection!
A warm thank you to everyone who came to Hampton Gallery’s first themed show and wine tasting–featuring wines from Privato Winery! It was a grand success–and a lot of fun!
A big thank you also to John and Debbie Woodward, owners of Privato Winery, for partnering with Hampton Gallery to create a truly spectacular evening. The tasting was of their Pinto Noir and Chardonay, both thoroughly delightful and memorable wines.
Welcome, Erica Neuman, to Hampton Gallery’s family of artists! We couldn’t be happier to have this fine artist on board. Established as a painter since 1983, Erica is best known for her animal portraiture, especially that of bears. Erica has an uncanny gift for painting the eyes of her beautiful animals in such a way they actually come to life. Their expressions really draw you in, showing you sensitive creatures, whether joyfully at play or peering out from a downpour.
Congratulations, Min Ma, on being an Artist to Collect in the Summer Issue of Arabella magazine! It’s a wonderful article, chock-full of Min’s bright, bold, and cheerful work. Whether his paintings are of urban street scenes of coastal marinas, their superb crafting and joyful execution really do capture the spirit and imagination. Drop in to the gallery to pick your copy of Arabella up today!
Hampton Gallery is thrilled to announce that Arnold Mosley, an exciting and extremely gifted artist specializing in western themed art, has joined our family of artists. His work is simply astonishing in its vividness and realness–anyone familiar with the ranching that life so much a part of the Kamloops area will be immediately taken by the honest beauty in his paintings. Furthermore, it’s beauty with a touch of grit, of sweat and dust, of long days and hard work in the fullness of weather. You can’t help but do more than just look at these paintings–you find yourself in them, living them the way Arnold has.
Images from the opening if Light & Joy, featuring Gaye Adams and Linny D. Vine. Lots of wonderful people came in to look at the beautiful work, chat with the artists, have a bit of a snack from a great selection of appies. A truly enjoyable day was had by all! If you missed the opening, not to worry, the show runs until the end of the month.
Congratulations to Allan Dunfield and Barry Rafuse for earning their SFCA! The SFCA designation is the Federation of Canadian Artists’ highest designation–Senior Signature Status. Much coveted, it is only given to those artists who have consistently demonstrated the highest standards of excellence in their body of work. Hampton Gallery could not be more proud of these two fine artists. Well done Allan and Barry!
We’re thrilled to announce that Hampton Gallery’s very own Cameron Bird is featured as an ‘Artist to Collect’ in the Winter 2013 issue of Arabella Magazine. It’s a wonderful article, filled with many gorgeous and lush images, giving real insight into this fascinating artist. Congratulations and well done Cameron!
Come in to the gallery to pick up your copy of Arabella today!
Hampton Gallery would like to thank everyone who came out to our Grand Re-opening celebration and dessert taster–you made it a truly special event for all of us.
A little dessert preview of things to come at next Saturday’s Grand Re-opening & Dessert Taster–featuring ‘West Coast Wonder’, the fabulous work of two of Canada’s finest: Allan Dunfield and Jeffrey Boron!
Hampton Gallery would like to offer a heart-felt “congratulations” and “well done lads!” to David Langevin, Bill Lee, and Peter Stuhlmann for reaching the semi-finals of the Arabella Canadian Landscape Contest. There were many strong entries from many strong painters. To make it into this round is already quite an accomplishment. So well done, and best of luck the rest of the way!
Hampton Gallery is excited to bring you Linny D. Vine, whose paintings are every bit as bright and compelling as her personality. Each painting is not simply a beautiful object, it’s also a direct and personal connection between artist and collector. Working in oils and acrylics, Linny’s paintings are immediately recognizable for their rhythms and lyrical movement, as well as for their gorgeously sunny colour harmonies. This artist does not just offer a series of paintings when she can offer the collector an entire world (which she’s engagingly named Linnyland). And what world it is–recalling bright, carefree days strolling pier or blossomed street, resting by cool lake shores or at the edge of a grand row of firs. Indeed a magical world in full dance and colour, one we’re sure you’ll not want to leave!
In this workshop I will be teaching how to see and paint your subject matter in an Impressionistic Technique. This way of painting is so freeing and painterly, not to mention fast! We will be working small 5×7 and 8×10. My goal is to finish 3-4 paintings in the 2 days. I’ll provide the first subject matter; you can bring a few photos to work from for remaining paintings.
Either oil or acrylic paint is fine. I’ll be using oil.
Paint and supplies for either medium (large tube of Titanium White).
Easel, several photos.
***Most importantly a few larger good quality hog bristle brushes: #4, 6,8 round and 4,8 flat. At Trends Art Store they have H.J Series 10-B Hog Bristle Brushes that are the best.
Feel free to call Debbie at778-469-0052 if you have any questions.
Congratulations to Gaye Adams who just took home Best in Show at the Art of the West Show (the Kamloops Cowboy Festival) last week! Here is the painting that took the honours–well done Gaye!
This class is provided through the City of Kamloops, Parks and Recreation. To register, call 250-828-3500, course # 202138.
Join Debbie as she teaches the painter and non-painter alike to take a realistic photo and transform it to a more abstract composition. Learn how to mix colors, manipulate your paint brushes and more! A fun way to get comfortable with acrylics. Feel free to call Debbie at
778-469-0052 if you have any question. Coffee and tea provided.
Jeffrey is a B.C. artist based in Victoria, well known the country over for his sumptuous landscapes in oils and acrylics. His style is captivatingly impressionistic, filled with light and a clearly evident exuberance. As Jeffrey says:
“As an artist I want my paintings to bring to the viewer a sense of the
joy I feel when painting them, as well as highlighting the wonder and
beauty of those small areas of nature where we live
but so often overlook in our busy lives.”
Indeed, each of Jeffrey’s gems may easily be viewed as an oasis and getaway, a chance to relax and reconnect with this land that gives us all so much.
Hampton Gallery is thrilled to report that Serge Brunoni has been awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. The medal was created to mark the 60th anniversary of the Queen’s ascension to the throne by honouring a special group of Canadians of significant and enduring service to Canadian society.
Well done and well-earned Serge, Canada is all the richer for your art!
A warm thank you to all in the Kamloops community who came out to join us in celebrating the great new work freshly into the gallery for this year’s Christmas Show. A big thank you also, to the many artists who came to chat with collectors and visitors. A grand time was had by all. The show will be on display through to the end of December. If you missed Saturday’s event, we hope you’ll yet visit and have a look!
What a wonderful show we had on Saturday! Hampton Gallery would like to warmly thank everyone who came out to help
celebrate David Langevin and Phil Buytendorp’s gorgeous work in landscape painting. It was really great to see old friends
and make new ones!
For those who couldn’t make it, not to worry, the show runs until October 26–you really must come in and have a look!
An artist increasingly gaining recognition for the innovation and beauty in her work, Linda joins us with a selection of stunning pieces from her current Strength of Shadows series. The pieces, meant to hang on the wall, are unique in creating a connection between traditional visual art and sculpture. They are remarkable for their elegant, organic qualities, compelling for the exquisite patterning introduced in firing. We invite you to visit and have a look!
Never one to shy away from adding–or taking down–a wall or two, Diane went off in search of inner bigness for the gallery.
See the results in before & after images: