Art @Bentall Gallery
Exhibiting Artists | July 1 - 31
The world is an incredibly beautiful place and people are immensely kind and helpful. On my travels across Europe, Eurasia and Australia I experienced the most magical moments with people and in breathtaking places. My art explores those resonating moments, sharing the experiences through colours and patterns.
To me everything has a colour: every emotion, the quality of every moment, each kind of character, even every number and letter of the alphabet. The colours are intrinsically linked to the feelings that experiences raise or the qualities a person or item has. I mainly use acrylic paint as well as spray paint and sometimes I incorporate an object that was part of the moment within the painting. The colours come together, mix and overwrite in different movements, conveying emotions and qualities.
Taisha Teal Wayrynen was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia. She has a Masters Degree in Art therapy and adolescent psychology, with a BA in Psychology from Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, BC.
Taisha identified a synergy between psychology and art and is excited to incorporate that unique perspective into her work. Her vision is to open a counselling centre that focuses on Art Therapy to help children and adults overcome traumatic events.
Born in Ontario Canada and raised from a young age in British Columbia. Michael graduated public school in Langley and followed this with a formal education in Fine Arts at Langara College in Vancouver, British Columbia. He then designed children’s playgrounds for 5 years which was followed by a career in the private and public business sectors. His work is predominantly carved from local stone and wood. Natural figurative forms of the Northwest capture his imagination as demonstrated by the work presented here.Exhibitions have included the Ranger Gallery in Harrison Hot Springs, the Hope Art Gallery in Hope, B.C. and the Chilliwack Cultural Center in Chilliwack, B.C. Work displayed at the Pacific National Exhibition received a wood best in show award.
Mohammad Reza Atashzad
Master Watercolour Artist M. Reza Atashzad, a well-recognized international watercolourist, is also an esteemed Vancouver art instructor that teaches in different communities and art institutes. He has over 35 years experience in teaching drawing, painting and architectural design. He is the founder and director of the Atashzad Art Gallery and Art Academy in Tehran.
He has held more than 150 solo and group exhibitions in Esfahan, Tehran, Rome, Florence, Paris, London, Moscow, Vancouver and other major cities around the world. His uniquely-styled creations has a different vision and feeling in their subjects of nature: the beauty of flowers, landscapes, monumental buildings with a pleasing blend of reality and the poetic imagination that bring us peace, love, and happiness.
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