Sunday, July 20, 2014

TD Art Gallery Paint-In

Wasn't that a party! Yesterday, Saturday July 19, was the 27th Annual TD Art Gallery Paint-In, the largest art event on Vancouver Island. What a blast we had!! There were 180 artists demonstrating their art forms in all different mediums and styles. As well 35,000 art enthusiasts came out to watch the creation of art and interact with the artists. Here I am painting my demo piece, a still life of cherries, painted from life. 

I had four wonderful volunteers who came to help me for the day and this is my friend Marilyn. I could not have done it without all your help. Thank you ladies!!

A few of the paintings I had on display. Fortunately the car in the background coordinates. :-)

The Paint-In stretches from the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria down 14 blocks to the water, with artists on both sides of the street all the way. It's the most incredible experience to see the sea of heads belonging to all the people of Victoria who love the arts!

And here is the celebration party in the garden of the Art Gallery at the end of the day. What a great way to end such a fabulous day. In the distance is a real party band with many dancers! It was a great time and I'm so happy to be living in a city that supports and loves the arts.



  1. Wow! It looks like you really had a wonderful and productive day, Claire....I would have really enjoyed being there....

    1. Hi Hilda, it really was a fabulous day! Victoria looks forward to the Paint-In each year and they came out in huge numbers. I wish you could have been here too, I'd love to meet you!