Friday, June 15, 2012

Gallery 223 Feature Exhibit June 23 - 29

 presents a combined feature exhibit: 
nature photographer Gittan Klemetsrud and 
Brian Buckrell, landscape painter
Exhibition and Sale: June 23-29, 2012
Artists in Attendance June 23 & 24 from 11:00am to 4:00pm

Gallery 223 is pleased to feature the works of two artists each with unique and exciting way to catch and depict west-coast imagery. One is a photographer, and the other is one of Vancouver Island’s top plein air painters.

Brian Buckrell has won numerous awards for both his studio and plein air paintings, which are in collections across Canada, the US and Europe. Brian is honoured to having been elected into membership of the Federation of Canadian Artists, Landscape Artists International and the Society of Canadian Artists. He now paints full-time.

We can think of no better photography to set alongside Brian Buckrell’s landscape paintings than that of Gittan Klemetsrud. She came to Canada from Sweden in her late twenties and fell in love with the scenery of Vancouver Island. She took up photography and over time developed a keen sense for detail and how particular moments or scenes are captured, making her photographs truly unique and worthy of admiration.  

Gallery 223 will be presenting these two artists, Gittan Klemetsrud and Brian Buckrell, for the week of June 23-29, 2012, with both artists in attendance for the opening of the show June 23 & 24 coupled with the Nanaimo Artwalk; as an added feature Brian Buckrell will don his smock and provide a demonstration of his painting skills.

For a preview of images and full backgrounds of the artists, visit our website at

Gallery 223 is a leading art gallery in BC, exhibiting Canadian and international artists in a renovated heritage building in downtown Nanaimo.


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