A retrospective of the last ten years of painter Gordon Currie’s work is hanging at the DCAG.
Friday, Jan. 11 at marks an open reception from 7 to 9pm before the January run for Currie.
“I started with mostly water colours, bright and experimental stuff – then five years ago made the jump to acrylics,” he says.
There was sometimes over the last decade of painting where Currie did little work on the canvas, as he recovered from both a car accident and a pair of strokes.
“In early 2016 I lost most of the vision in my right eye as well.”
The painting has helped Currie persevere and recover – and while his efforts are relegated to the evenings and weekends, his output is more prolific than ever.
“I can usually work through three in a month,” he says. He credits the work of Beaverlodge watercolourist Marj Henn and lessons from Cal Cameron in Moberley Lake as immediate influences.
When it comes to technique and talking about it, he notes to learn from mistakes.
“I usually get a background going and then see what is suggested before getting the ball rolling.”
Fantasy, wagon wheels, local shots, as well as German, English, and Mexican scenery will be featured next week.