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  • Wednesday, March 06, 2024
  • Sunday, March 31, 2024
  • 4:00 PM
  • Silk Purse Arts Centre, 1570 Argyle Ave.

'Meadow Light' detail

Danyne Johnston

'New Routes'

Chrisitna Peressini

'Englishman River Falls'

Catherine Trembath

Under the canopy of leaves & branches in our local forests & groves, we can find a myriad of experiences & sensations - comfort, awe, connection. Three artists present us with dramatic & evocative interpretations of forest scenes, offering glimpses of hidden worlds of beauty & moments of reflection.

North Vancouver artist, Danyne Johnston seeks to paint the light & energy of our beautiful Westcoast landscapes. In this exhibition she turns her attention to local forests' hiking & biking trails. Using acrylic paint either in studio or plein air, Johnston explores the strong contrasts between bright sunshine & rich shadows while breathing a sense of peacefulness into the painting.

Vancouver artist Christina Peressini captures impressions of West Coast forests & the land beneath them through cut layered paper - exploring the intersection between two & three dimensions, using light & shadow to bring it to life. At times minimalist & abstract, & at others geographically detailed, Peressini's compositions give viewers an opportunity to consider their own relationship to this part of the world

Parksville artist Catherine Trembath is interested in the play of light, how it illuminates subjects & brings them to life. Her style is a cross of representational & abstract, using line, colour, shape & tone to capture the rhythm of the forest. Inspired by the West Vancouver groves she grew up playing in, Trembath believes it is our task to protect the trees that have sustained us, striving to tell their stories & illuminate their songs.

Artists Talk

Watch an engaging livestream conversation with the artists as they share insights into their artistic processes, inspirations & take a tour of the exhibition.

West Vancouver Community Arts Council
Located at
The Silk Purse Arts Centre
1570 Argyle Avenue
West Vancouver, BC  V7V 1A1

Phone: 604-925-7292


Gallery/Art Box Gift Shop Hours:

Summer Hours: Wednesday  Saturday 12 – 5 pm, Sunday 12 – 4 pm


The West Vancouver Community Arts Council acknowledges that the lands on which we gather for cultural activities are part of the traditional ancestral territories of the Coast Salish Peoples, the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish),
xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) & səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

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