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Art Exhibitions ~ The Artists

Western Lights Artists Group at the Suncor Energy Centre in Calgary, AB. November 4th – 8th, 2013
Private Reception Wednesday November 6th, 5 – 8 pm
Music and entertainment by Martin Antonioni

The Western Lights Artists Group
Jonn Einerssen
Brent Heighton
Vance Theoret
Karl Lansing
Darren Haley
Richard S. McDiarmid

Suncor Energy Centre Art Show WLAG
November 4th – 8th, 2013, 9-6 pm Daily
Suncor Energy Centre
111 5th Ave. SW, Calgary, AB

Western Lights Artists Group in Calgary Join artists Brent Heighton, Jonn Einerssen, Vance Theoret, Karl Lansing, Darren Haley, as they exhibit their latest works at the Suncor Energy Centre in Calgary, AB.

Jonn Einerssen

Separate worlds sharing light and space, are connected by the artistic vision of Jonn Einerssen. His original oil paintings are distinguished by a harmonious play of light and colour. His bold and realistic works are inspired by the raw, uncontrolled power of nature, and wide open spaces of the oceans and prairies. Gracious and opinionated, Jonn Einerssen is both a good listener and wonderful conversationalist. It is a paradox that is also revealed in the subjects he paints: seascapes and prairie vistas.
Although worlds apart, Jonn’s love for both the sea and prairies is inspired by his life experiences. Born in 1949 and raised on the western prairie, Jonn grew up surrounded by golden wheat fields, and views of grain elevators rising out of the horizon into the big, western sky. It was those impressions that Jonn would first put to canvas.

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Karl Lansing

Each piece he creates has it’s own personality, and distinctness that sets it apart from the rest. Karl’s pieces are so life like that he has become known and sought after because of this talent.He has several galleries in Canada and the United States that showcase his artwork. Karl has become an avid member of more than a few Wildlife conservation groups, and enjoys working with and for organizations that contribute back to nature. Through these conservation groups he has been honored with many awards, including the People’s Choice award at the Foundation for North American Wild Sheep three consecutive times.

In 2007 he was honored with the Collector’s Choice in 3-dimensional artwork at the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede, acquiring a coveted Stamped buckle. With the talents he has been given, and the extensive knowledge of wildlife that he has its no wonder that Karl’s artwork is often spoken of as a “must buy”. In recent years, Karl has been commissioned several times to do monument works. He enjoys the challenges of working in larger than life monuments and strives to achieve just the right amount of detail. Artwork is his joy in life and creating it is an extension of who Karl Lansing is!

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Darren Haley

Darren Haley’s ‘The New West’  was selected to join Duck’s Unlimited ( DUC ) 2010 National Art Portfolio and he was named DUC’s Artist Of The Year. The money raised through this program supports DUC’s Wetlands For Tomorrow campaign. Wetlands for Tomorrow is the largest conservation fundraising campaign in the history of North America.

When Haley was photographing background material near the Saskatchewan border and the seventh baseline in Alberta, he came across an abandoned farmstead that inspired his painting. Although the area was devoid of people, it was teeming with wildlife. “There were swallows in the house, a pair of skunks under the house and a great horned owl in the barn,” Haley says. “The title ‘The New West’ came from the fact that when people leave, wildlife moves in. The Ferruginous Hawk, once threatened, is also making a comeback in the area”. Haley recreated the scene with this spectacular hawk as the focal point in this classic prairie painting.
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Brent Heighton

Brent Heighton has been a professional artist for over 32 years. His career in fine arts has allowed him to travel throughout the world in search of adventure and subjects to paint.
He is an explorer by nature, constantly trying out innovative techniques. He paints with intensity and economy, rarely wasting a motion or brush stroke, and is often called upon to give instruction in the art of painting.
Continuing to explore new ideas and approaches to painting, he is never happy to stay in one place creatively. And his work continues to grow and mature as he pushes his creative boundaries.
Brent Heighton’s watercolors, oils and acrylics have won many awards, and are found in corporate and private collections in more than 25 countries.

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Vance Theoret

Vance connects with each stone, allowing its ancient memory to speak to him. Using this first impression of what the stone has revealed, he applies a ‘direct carve’ approach, letting the design emerge. “The results are far more exciting than if I forced my ideas on my material.” While Vance’s work portrays the physical presence of the stone, it also evokes a wide range of emotions – from humour to a sense of tenderness shared between mother and baby – and seems to touch you on a very primal level.
Working in alabasters, soapstones, slate, chlorite and Kissi stone, Vance carves a variety of subjects – but bears are by far his favourite. “Bears are like big kids that never really grow up. So I can get away with portraying a lot of human qualities in them. I like to explore the more playful, curious aspects of bears.”

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For further information please contact Charmaine Pratt at (403) 703-5078

Richard S. McDiarmid

Richard’s paintings include works in oils, acrylics and watercolour. As with most artist’s, inspiration is found in the abstract patterns of light and the interactive nature of colour revealed in life around us. All the layers of personal life experience and observation contribute to subject and compositional structure.

Visual images are developed through a variety of forming processes and the painting surfaces are energized with an explorative or random start. Subject matter most often integrates human activity and surroundings in a visual narrative that invites the viewer in, to discover and explore, to complete the story or continue the inner journey or experience.

Richard is a signature member of both the Federation of Canadian Artists (SFCA) and the Northwest Watercolor Society (NWWS) and is a lifetime member of Painters at Painters, a prestigious B.C. artist’s peer group. His many award winning paintings have been exhibited in solo shows, group shows and international shows including, The Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours, the Federation of Canadian Artists, and the Northwest Watercolor Society (NWWS). Examples of his paintings and articles have appeared in a number of publications including International Artist’s Magazine. Richard’s paintings can be found in commercial galleries and corporate and private collections in many countries worldwide.

"A Glance Back" 22x28 acrylic "Up the Creek" 30x30 acrylic"Jammin'  " 14x11 acrylic"An Early Start " 15x16 acrylic