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Dec 5, 2012 – Jan 29, 2013
Neil grew up in East Vancouver in the fifties. He first discovered Lynn Valley as a child when he and his friends would venture across the old second narrows bridge on their bikes, park them at Menzie’s Store on Keith Road, and then hike into the spectacular watershed of Lynn Creek.
As a married adult, Neil was thrilled to purchase waterfront property on Lynn Creek, a place with so many fond childhood memories. He designed and built a home and art studio located down the road from an original member of the Group of Seven, Frederick H. Varley. Excited to live where many of Varley’s paintings were created, and to view the same inspirational scenery as Varley, Neil was motivated to create his first series of paintings in 1986.
It has been nearly two decades since Neil lived in his first home on Lynn Creek, but a recent visit back to Lynn Canyon re-inspired him to create a new body of work about it. Through a palette containing the cool turquoises of water, the mossy greens of rocks and the rich dark colours the forest canopy, he has captured the pristine beauty of the canyon in this new exhibition. His watercolour and acrylic paintings are a tribute to F.H. Varley, and celebrate the inspiration and wealth of imagery they both found in Lynn Valley.
District Library Gallery
Lynn Valley Main Library
1277 Lynn Valley Road, North Vancouver
Mon-Fri 9am–9pm, Sat 9am–5pm, Sun 12-5pm
For more information, see the District Library Gallery page.