Unlikely, but rather brilliant pairings in my humble opinion. Such pairings make life just a little more exciting and this September we're excited to present a pair of artists whose styles are dramatic and brilliant. Pat Wagensveld and Saeed Hojjati are our two feature artists and we think they go together like... well like chocolate and red wine!
Pat is originally from Northern Rural England and paints with bold strokes and even bolder colours. She'll be showing pieces from her Significant Line series. These abstracted landscapes are richly textured with a surface that expresses her energy, they are full of emotion and meaning. Inspired by her trips to Emma Lake in Saskatchewan Pat shares her passion for this "tender exposed place".
Saeed came to Canada from Iran to build a new life. Like Pat he paints with a passion for places. His vibrant oil paintings capture "experiences and memories" and express his love for life. His inviting style of realism is full of light and colour and the viewer can sense his "spiritual passion".
What Saeed and Pat share is a love for their work, a passion for painting and a profound respect for their gift. They are both very active in the Arts and are admired for both their work and their contribution to the community. Like chocolate and red wine, Pat and Saeed exemplify the finer things in life and we are thrilled to have them as part of the Daffodil's community of artists.
We hope you'll make it down to their show - it runs from September 3rd to 30th and we'll have a reception on Thursday, September 8th from 5 to 8pm for them. They'll also be at the Gallery on Saturday, September 10th from 1 to 4pm to answer any questions.
Hope to see you there,