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Differing mediums share artistic vision

Brian Buckerell captures the landscape as he sees it while painting en plein air. His paintings hang alongside the photos of Gittan Klemetsrud at Gallery 223 next week. - Photo contributed
Brian Buckerell captures the landscape as he sees it while painting en plein air. His paintings hang alongside the photos of Gittan Klemetsrud at Gallery 223 next week.
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Two artists working different mediums have the same gift at finding new ways to depict West Coast imagery.

Brian Buckerell, one of Vancouver Island’s top plein air painters, and Gittan Klemetsrud, a photographer, are featured at Gallery 223 next week.

Buckerell won numerous awards for not only his plein air paintings but also his in studio pieces as well, which are featured in collections across North America and Europe.

Buckerell paints full time after being elected into membership of the Federation of Canadian Artists, Landscape Artists International and the Society of Canadian Artists.

Complementing Buckerell’s landscape paintings are the photographs of Klemetsrud.

She fell in love with the scenery of Vancouver Island after coming to Canada from Sweden in her 20s. She took up photography and over time developed a keen sense for detail and how particular moments or scenes are captured, making her photographs truly unique.

The artists’ work will be on display at the gallery June 23-29. Both artists will be on hand for the opening on Saturday and Sunday (June 23-24), 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. – the same weekend as Nanaimo Artwalk.

Buckerell dons his smock and provides a demonstration of his painting skills during the opening weekend.

For more information, please call 250-741-1188 or visit www.gallery223.ca.

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