Tuesday, August 4, 2009

An Affinity Group of Local Artists, Perkins, Turpin and Haddock

We have so many local artists who excel at their work. Most of these artists, like me, have worked at other professions while painting on the side and then in retirement, occupied their time with this pursuit.

Some time ago I enjoyed conversation with Darren Perkins, a Langley artist. We spoke about art, our lives and other artists and their painting. Darren is a retired school teacher and he and his wife also operated a successful pottery business. Darren is an admired landscape painter and it was a treat for me to become acquainted with him. (Paintings: above Perkins 'White Rock at Dusk2' and right 'Still Point', Gabriola)

Two of his close artist friends Jack Turpin and Perry Haddock are former school teachers as well. Each Thursday the three of them paint together. They share life, critique each other’s work occasionally, and encourage one another in this shared creativity. I have noticed that artists often form affinity groups for mutual benefit.

I know that you will enjoy their website displays.

Darren Perkins
Jack Turpin (Painting: 'Pender Island', left)
Perry Haddock (Painting: 'Shore Grasses')

These images are used with permission of each atist. Downloading is conditioned upon permission by respective artists. Their names are links to their sites.

GPS Application
Proverbs 27:17 observes that, "As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another." That speaks to the value of the network or community of people with a shared interest, whether it is art or cuisine or spirituality.

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