Sofie Skapski: Forest Bathing
The Old School House Arts Centre, Qualicum Beach, BC - To Feb 16
Through a painstaking and labour-intensive process – applying coloured beads of oil paint and cold wax on canvas with a palette knife – Comox Valley artist Sofie Skapski has created a series of vivid landscapes. The effect is like a cross between Pointillism and mosaic art. In her exhibition statement, she writes of drawing creative nourishment from the rich tapestry of flora and fauna that she encounters in her own environment and through her extensive travels.