Far and Wide Exhibition
August 1 – 31, 2020
St Helena, CA
One Girl Can: Alone, Together: A No-Gala, Gala
June 4, 2020
On Thursday, June 4, Vancouver-based non-profit One Girl Can invites people around the world to unite at their first ever virtual IWANTtoBE event: Alone, Together: A No Gala, Gala presented by Beedie Foundation.
Ross Penhall, Flight Plan, oil on canvas, 30 x 60 inches
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Flight Plan is from a new series in which Vancouver-based painter Ross Penhall explores the expanse of the Prairies. By taking chartered flights in small plane, the artist was able to spend long periods of time examining the shapes and nuances of colour that form the Prairie landscape.
Though patchworks of farmed crops almost contradict the natural, soft rolling landscape, winding rivers, and transience of the Prairie sky, the agricultural shaping of the land has its own aesthetic quality and warmth that Penhall captures with skill in his colourful oil paintings.
An exhibition of Penhall’s recent work is opening February 27th at Gallery Jones in Vancouver, with an opening reception on Saturday, February 29th 2pm-4pm
Ross Penhall was born in West Vancouver in 1959 and attended the studio art program at Capilano College. He has exhibited his paintings annually since 1995 and continues to exhibit with Gallery Jones in Vancouver, in San Francisco, and St. Helena. His work can be found in numerous public, corporate and private collections worldwide.
Here and There (Along the Line) Exhibition
February 27 – March 28, 2020
Gallery Jones | Vancouver, BC
Ross Penhall, “Final Approach,” 2019 oil on canvas, 44″ x 60″
Ross Penhall: Artist Statement
I have been painting for more than twenty-five years, but curiosity and creativity have been in me since I was a boy. Since then, they have become an inseparable part of my life, informing my thoughts and interests.
Practicing my craft every day in or out of my studio has become second nature to me: a way of life in which there is no boredom. The rituals and routines of how I do my work are as important as the art itself. I am sustained by the years of my life poured into my work, and the body of work that speaks for itself.
I’m becoming more content with the joys and discomforts of living the creative life. I realize these feelings or moods are cyclical. I practise gratitude. My creative flow comes from daily practice, which builds a strong base allowing me to move forward.
I inch my way, removing obstacles and distractions. Art is problem solving and making adjustments. There are no mistakes, only adjustments.
The subjects I choose are familiar to me — I see them around me everyday and in my travels. In these subjects I look to contrast, balance and amplify what I see. My interest lies in the composition, transforming the world outside and making it my own, while allowing the viewer to find their own story.