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New art show on now at Rocanini

Artist Therese Lydia Joseph, at Rocanini in Steveston, is known for using bright colours, texture and detail.  -
Artist Therese Lydia Joseph, at Rocanini in Steveston, is known for using bright colours, texture and detail.
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Artists Therese Lydia Joseph and Marilynn Tebbit are showcasing their original works in Steveston as part of a new exhibition at Rocanini Coffee Roasters Cafe.

The Dancing in the New Year art show is on until Feb. 24 at the cafe, open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Joseph, a North Vancouver painter and art teacher, uses acrylics and mixed media. She approaches her paintings with bright colours, texture and detail. At Rocanini she’s exhibiting figurative intuitive artwork.

“I often start out with non-representational expressive drawing and painting,” she said. “At some point during this process I make the decision to grab a hold of the abstract shapes and turn them into faces or figures leaving as much of the intuitive work undisturbed as possible.”

Tebbit paints “what hooks my emotion and poses a technical challenge.” Her art education began in high school with a commercial artist-turned-teacher. She took a few courses in university, and learned much about art during a 10-year part-time career as a nude model for the Alberta College of Art and Design.

Tebbit has designed tattoos, painted on flower pots and has even illustrated a children’s book. Her favourite subjects include ballet, fashion, birds, architecture and people. Pencil, pencil crayon, acrylic, charcoal pencil, chalk and pastel are her mediums of choice.

Rocanini is located at 115-3900 Moncton St., at No. 1 Road.

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