Braver and brighter the theme for artist showing in Crofton this weekend
Artist Levina Roach has been painting for 40 years and at 71 continues to enjoy what she calls "the expression and the freedom" of her hobby.
"I always admired other painters, and I really enjoy art," said the valley senior, who brushes mainly landscapes in acrylics and water colours.
"I have become a little braver with colours over the years - some are bright," she laughs.
And Roach will be showing three of her compositions at the upcoming annual Crofton Art Group and Sale.
The group will hang 110 paintings in the two-day event.
"We're allowed to hang up to five each." Roach said.
Members of a local silversmith group will also be on hand with a table featuring hand-crafted jewellery.
"There'll also be framed and matted work for sale," Roach explained.
The Crofton Art Group started more than 50 years ago and is one of the oldest on the Island. It's recently expanded its membership and in all, 48 people belong to the group.
"E. J. Hughes always came to our shows. He was very supportive," Roach said.
Their group's work is also on display in the Royal Bank in Duncan until May 24.
What: Crofton Art Group Show and Sale, plus handcrafted jewellery.
When: May 11, 12; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Crofton Seniors Centre, near the Salt Spring ferry terminal, Crofton.
Ticket: by donation