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Paintings inspired by the clouds

Nanaimo artist Rod Corraini sits under his latest paintings inside Pier 97 Restaurant. The restaurant is home to Corraini’s latest exhibit, Clouds, and will be on display until June 10.  - Nicholas Pescod
Nanaimo artist Rod Corraini sits under his latest paintings inside Pier 97 Restaurant. The restaurant is home to Corraini’s latest exhibit, Clouds, and will be on display until June 10.
— image credit: Nicholas Pescod

Nanaimo artist Rod Corraini has always loved sitting outside with a cup of coffee and watching the sky.

So he decided to express his love for the sky in his latest art exhibit, Clouds, which features a handful of oil paintings that depict various cloud formations in the spring time.

“I would say it’s various extremes of the sky. The spring is kind of a volatile month,” Corraini said about the exhibit.

Clouds is currently on display at Pier 97 Restaurant.

Owner Uli Fritzsche said that this is the first of many art exhibits that are planned for the restaurant. “I want to get a number of artists to come in here and exhibit,” said Fritzsche, an artist herself. “I know there are artists looking for space.”

When it comes to touching on various themes in his artwork, Corraini knows no bounds. His previous exhibit, A Bawdy of Work, was science-fiction themed and featured paintings of aliens.

“This shows you how versatile I am,” Corraini said. “I could do very realistic work, I could do West Coast inspired but I really love doing aliens.”

Clouds is on display at Pier 97 Restaurant, 505 Terminal Ave., until June 10.

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