Maple Bay Painters hang spring arts Show & Sale on Sunday

Maple Bay Painter Susan Law with her watercolour Winter Reward bound for Sunday’s show in Duncan. - Peter W. Rusland
Maple Bay Painter Susan Law with her watercolour Winter Reward bound for Sunday’s show in Duncan.
— image credit: Peter W. Rusland

Art's therapeutic for painters, and the public, says nurse-turned-artist Susan Law.

"Looking at art helps; doing art helps," she said. "You're into another world, aren't you, really?"

Law's hanging some seven paintings and etchings in Sunday's annual Maple Bay Painters Show & Sale at the Duncan Community Lodge.

The former Moose Hall will host about 200 works by MBP members, with whom Law has shared various art courses.

"Naming my subject matter is always tricky. I like water; it appears in my paintings in one form or another."

She also enjoys capturing animals such as birds in media spanning acrylic, watercolour, oil and zinc etchings.

"Mountains always go with water too," the native of Kent, England said.

Law came to Canada in 1961 and did some art in her spare time.

"I retired in 1995 then started to enjoy my hobby," she said, naming yellow as her favourite colour "though I wear lots of green.

"Before 1995, I did more doodling than anything else. It's hard to paint something if you work full time," the former Chemainus General Hospital RN said.

Now Law — a fan of Leonardo da Vinci's work — a member of the valley's Printers Only Group and the Crofton Art Group, spends about two days weekly making art.

"Local shows put your art out for people to see. There are lots of nasty things in the world, and art helps."


Your ticket:

What: Maple Bay Painters Art Show & Sale

Where: Duncan Community Lodge, 2244 Moose Rd., Duncan

When: April 22, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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