BETWIXT & BETWEEN Ian Carter
July 08, 2022
Join us on July 8th for a Wine and Cheese Reception celebrating the Abstract work of Ian Carter!
‘My abstract works are created from many ideas and structures. I usually start with a small watercolour to gauge composition and colour combinations. Only then do I play with the larger themes. Togetherness and Mineshaft are two examples of recent works. In the tradition of the Impressionists, I mostly paint my watercolour paintings of landscapes en plein air. My paintings focus on light and shadow, filtering through the trees in the landscapes on the West Coast of British Columbia, Oregon, and Vancouver Island.
I like to create an idea of the moment when immersed in seeing the landscape unfold, as though I was seeing it for the first time. The whole process of perception allows a stronger focus on what I see in the landscape. Thus, the formation of this vision provides me with a structure to explore the properties of aquamedia, composition, transparency, and juxtaposition of colours. My landscapes are colourful and distinct. I particularly enjoy en plein air painting; where it is possible to experience the weather, light, colour and the big and little people who are curious about what I am doing.’
Solo Show is from June 23rd to July 20th
July 8, 2022