|Spring Colours - Dan Varnals|
Oil on canvas, 24" x 36"
"I would describe myself as a realist; my inspiration coming from my environment. Perhaps it is the patterns of light and shadow, or the way colours are affected by sunlight and reflections that catches my eye. The challenge of capturing these qualities is what fascinates me. The subject matter can range from the mundane to the magnificent, but the goal remains to capture and reveal these essential qualities."
"Recently, I have focused upon my local surroundings in Richmond and particularly, Steveston, with the shapes, patterns and colours are found amongst the fishing boats. The ropes, hoses, chains, nets, floats and fenders as well as the boats themselves, provide marvellous shapes and colours. Add to this the effect of sunlight, cast shadows and light sparkling on and reflecting off the water, providing many sources of images. I love the functional quality of all this stuff. The used look of the boats -the rust stains, the identification numbers and so on -all convey the reality of a working fishing village. I have also been enjoying painting Stanley Park with the play of sunlight through the trees and the wonderful feel of being in the forest." - Dan Varnals
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