A prominent art teacher and artist from Lac la Hache has an exciting new show starting tomorrow.
Bobbie Crane will have a large number of paintings on display as part of “A Portrait of Fur and Feathers”, which runs May 22 to June 20 at Parkside Art Gallery in 100 Mile House.
Crane likes to see living things in her paintings. The main showroom in the gallery on Cedar Avenue will feature plenty of western Canadian wildlife in acryllic form.
“I’ve always been very excited and very drawn to painting animals and birds,” the artist explains. “I paint other things as well, but I go back to the animals and birds. I love painting detail. I always seem to fall back on that. When I’m thinking about a new piece of work, I always look for a bird or an animal or something.”
Crane started painting in the 1980s. She started teaching art in the Lower Mainland before moving to the Cariboo about 13 years ago. She now teaches in Lac la Hache and Williams Lake. For more information, visit her website: www. bobbiecraneart. ca.
“The very first class I taught, I knew that’s what I wanted to do. Since then, that’s what my focus has been – on teaching, sharing the skills I have and teaching my students to learn the techniques and put art onto canvas.”
Crane says she’s very excited about her first solo show. In the last year, she’s really been pushing the envelope, looking to better balance her teaching with more displaying and showing of her work.
A reception is scheduled 5-7 p.m. on May 22. The artist gives her “heartfelt thanks” to Parkside Art Gallery for the opportunity to showcase her work.
Parkside Art Gallery spokesperson Barb Brown says they’re very pleased to have a large collection of birds and animal paintings in the gallery.
“Bobbie is full of enthusiasm and it shows through her work.”