Robert Achtemichuk

What I see becomes a sort of visual illumination, like a match struck unexpectedly in the dark, a gift, lighting my path into wonder.


Leave a comment

“In Homer Watson’s Foot Steps”

10 paintings from the exhibition are now at the Kitchener Downtown Business Improvement Association office, in Kitchener across the street from Queen Street Commons. Open between 10am and 5pm, Monday through Friday.

March 19 2015 400pm

Following Homer Watson’ footsteps I found images like his – riverside views, trails in the woods, individual trees, stands of trees. The paintings were done on the spot, following Homer Watson’s method of “plein air” painting, a method that he himself borrowed from the painters he admired, precursors of the Impressionist movement such as Constable, Corot, and the painters of the Barbizon. Like Homer Watson, I wanted these paintings to raise our awareness that we all need these natural wooded areas, these landscapes and these points of view to be preserved for our collective health and spiritual well being.

Thanks to the Region of Waterloo Arts Fund for a grant in 2014 to make these paintings possible.

Square logo colour

 


Leave a comment

Our Mutual Friend:

Come to the opening and see how I riffed off of this painting by Alfred Laliberte, and Alex Cameron and Joyce Wieland.

Alfred Laliberte

Our Mutual Friend: A Conversation with the Collection

Opening reception June 3 at 8pm

Robert Achtemichuk, Lisa Birke, Patrick Cull, Laura De Decker, Barbara Hobot and selected works from the Permanent Collection
Curated by Crystal Mowry

I appreciate the support of the Region of Waterloo Arts Fund.
Square logo colour