My ‘Precious Stones’ Exhibit at Britannia Art Gallery

Precious Stones 

A Japanese saying goes,

‘The pebble in the brook secretly believes itself to be a precious stone’. 

These paintings are portraits of pebbles, stones and rocks, all of them precious things.

Trio of Pebbles in shadow frames with rusty wire hangers

Trio of Pebbles in custom shadow frames with rusty wire hangers

Where: Britannia Art Gallery (in the Library), 1661 Napier St, Vancouver, V5L 4X4
When: August 7 – 30, 2019
Opening Reception: August 7, 6:30 to 8:30

Fossil Flint / Crystal Flint. Both are acrylic and mixed media on wood cradle, 10″ x 10″.Crystal Flint & Fossil Flint Paintings, both 10" x 10", Acrylic and Mixed Media on wood cradle

‘Killer Whale’ Flint. Acrylic and spackling on a wood cradle, 12″ x 24″. Killer whale (penguin) flint painting‘Snowy Mountain’ Flint. Acrylic and spackling on a wood cradle, 24″ x 12″. 'Snowy Mountain' Flint Painting, acrylic and spackle on a wood cradle, 24" x 12" x 1 1/2"Topographical Flint. Acrylic and spackling on watercolour paper mounted on ash board, 16″ x 12″.Acrylic painting of flint stone; the cut surface of the stone is done in glossy medium; the chalk matrix in spackling and matte mediumFrench Flints. Acrylic and spackling on watercolour paper mounted on ash board, 16″ x 12″.Acrylic painting of flint stones; the cut surface of the stone is done in glossy medium; the chalk matrix in spackle and matte mediumA Collection of Flints. Watercolour on watercolour paper, 16″ x 12″. Watercolour painting of flint stonesSilvery Pebbles. Mixed media painting on watercolour paper, 11″ x 15″. Two stones, the first using silver leaf transfer paper and the second a rice resist. Mixed media painting on watercolour paper, 11" x 15"Beach Pebbles. Mixed media painting on watercolour paper, 11″ x 15″.Beach Pebbles with honeycomb spackling texture 11" x 15"Trio of Pebbles. Pebble portraits in custom frames, each 14″ x 18″ framed.trio of pebbles hung verticallySage with Pink Desert Rock (Naramata); mixed media & handmade paper on masonite; 48″ x 36″Sage with Pink Desert Rock, acrylic, sand and hand-made paper on Masonite, 4' x 3'Botanical Beach Rock, mixed media with broken glass on a wood cradle, 12″ x 16″ Botanical Glass Rock painting on the wallPoint No Point. Acrylic and spackling on a wood cradle, 12″ x 36″. Point No Point Painting 2019

Planning my newly expanded exhibit on the wall space!

ARTIST STATEMENT

Elizabeth Jensen (known as Elizabatz Gallery)

When I was young one of my greatest joys was exploring places with my dad. His influence left me always curious about my surroundings, the geology and plant life of every place I visit, the importance of the smallest details. What is the nature of this place or plant or rock about at its most basic level?

Sometimes I paint portraits of the pebbles I have collected over the years, trying in my paintings to find different ways of telling a story about the individuality of each rock.

I am often out sketching rock formations and more than once people looking at my work have asked me if I was a geologist. I have a ton of these sketches and won’t run out of subject matter anytime soon.

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