ROY HENRY VICKERS GALLERY
CALM WATERS - Unframed LITHOGRAPH
$60.00

CALM WATERS - Unframed LITHOGRAPH

Edition Date: May 2000
Artist: Roy Henry Vickers
Medium: Unframed Lithograph
Image Size: 9 1/2" x 8"
Matted Size: 15 7/8" x 12 3/8"


After fifteen years of living in Tofino, I have returned toVictoria where I grew up and began my career as an artist. These days I return to my gallery in Tofino as a tourist and stay in hotels and motels. This has been rewarding in many ways, I experience the company of others travelling to one of the world’s most beautiful destination spots. I enjoy the hospitality of places like, Cable Cove Inn, Ocean Village, Pacific Sands, Tofino Motel, Wickaninnish Inn, and others.

Calm Waters comes from a visit to Ocean Village in March 2000. While staying and enjoying the company of Moe and Maureen and the staff at Ocean Village, I experienced the beauty of our pacific sunsets. I noticed some of the photos Moe had taken and was inspired to take some of my own. Towards the end of my stay at Ocean Village, Moe showed me a beautiful photo of a sunset on the beach. The colours of yellow, orange, lavender, and gray, are predominant as well as the charcoal silhouettes of people on the beach. It took some time before I realized that one of the people in the picture was myself and I remembered the conversation I was in at the time the picture was taken. A man and wife had been in my gallery earlier that day and we were enjoying a visit as we watched the sun setting.

I was so moved by the photograph that I asked Moe if I could use it as the subject of my next work. So it is that Calm Waters was born which captures where I am in my journey through life today. I love interaction with people which always seems to include the love and passion for the beauty of our West Coast.

 

Story

After fifteen years of living in Tofino, I have returned toVictoria where I grew up and began my career as an artist. These days I return to my gallery in Tofino as a tourist and stay in hotels and motels. This has been rewarding in many ways, I experience the company of others travelling to one of the world’s most beautiful destination spots. I enjoy the hospitality of places like, Cable Cove Inn, Ocean Village, Pacific Sands, Tofino Motel, Wickaninnish Inn, and others.

Calm Waters comes from a visit to Ocean Village in March 2000. While staying and enjoying the company of Moe and Maureen and the staff at Ocean Village, I experienced the beauty of our pacific sunsets. I noticed some of the photos Moe had taken and was inspired to take some of my own. Towards the end of my stay at Ocean Village, Moe showed me a beautiful photo of a sunset on the beach. The colours of yellow, orange, lavender, and gray, are predominant as well as the charcoal silhouettes of people on the beach. It took some time before I realized that one of the people in the picture was myself and I remembered the conversation I was in at the time the picture was taken. A man and wife had been in my gallery earlier that day and we were enjoying a visit as we watched the sun setting.

I was so moved by the photograph that I asked Moe if I could use it as the subject of my next work. So it is that Calm Waters was born which captures where I am in my journey through life today. I love interaction with people which always seems to include the love and passion for the beauty of our West Coast.