New art exhibit explores shapes, colours

Talented artists pull inspiration from everyday activities

(Clockwise from left) Hope Soars

(Clockwise from left) Hope Soars

New Creations Art Gallery and Studios will be showcasing the artwork of two talented artists who are exploring the use of lines, colours and shapes with very different results.

Although there is a common theme, Glenys Uccheddu and Sam Davies will have their paintings on display to highlight their very different artistic backgrounds.

Uccheddu is more of a expressionistic, vibrant and emotional painter while Davies, who has had no formal art training, paints intricate images in water colours, ink and pen.

Born in Chester, England, Uccheddu moved to Canada in 1975 and is now living with her family in Port Coquitlam.

She began painting from a very early age and has only recently begun re-kindling her passion for art. She credits Picasso, Mucha and Gustav Klimt as her influences.

Davies, who hails from Burnaby, paints with a gentle sensitivity for detail.

Most of his inspiration comes from being outdoors while flyfishing. He has recently begun working with acrylics and is enjoying the challenge it presents. Davies, a retired traffic patrolman, is a member of the Burnaby Artists Guild.

The opening reception of the exhibition will be held at the gallery this Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m.

The exhibition will be open Tuesday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. New Creations is located at 22409 McIntosh Avenue in Maple Ridge (off 224th Street, behind Jim’s Pizza).

• For more info about the exhibit visit www.newcreationsgallery.ca or call 778-848-5708.