Gillian Redwood

Triumph of Light

April 3 – April 18,  2021

Artist Talk online: 3:30 pm Saturday, April 10th 

Solo Guitar Soundtrack by Caelen LaRocque

While the organic cycle makes its inevitable journey through the seasons from dark to light, we struggle to see beyond our masks. Light emerges to a new awakening.  It throws out hope, optimism, humour and creativity on a bleak landscape

Every winter brings an end to the organic cycle and the dark winter days seem endless. The angle of the light is low, throwing dense shadows. As Spring approaches there is no stopping the light as it permeates every aspect of our being.  The landscape is illuminated by this pure new light.

The emergence of light amid a dark universe is biblical. We are observing this in a broken, corrupt world. This series of paintings display the triumph of light after a long, dark winter.

About the Artist

Gillian Redwood is a visual artist with a working studio in Victoria. Born in Wales and studied Art & Design at Cardiff College of Art and the West of England College of Art, in the UK. She developed a successful art career leading to the creation of a Studio Gallery in St Ives in Cornwall, England.

Immigrating to Canada in 2004 Redwood painted and marketed her work in a Studio Gallery in Nakusp BC before moving to Victoria in 2012. The west coast brought a new impetus to her creative life. She became a Studio Member of Xchanges Gallery & Studios and has exhibited 5 major solo exhibits at the Martin Bachelor Gallery, Gage Gallery and Xchanges Gallery. 

Redwood has been an invited artist for ArtsALive in Oak Bay, Artist in Residence at the Hotel Grand Pacific for 2 seasons and in June & July 2020 was resident artist at the Union Club of British Columbia in Victoria. The new solo exhibit ’Triumph of Light’ will be open weekends from Saturday, 3rd April  to April 18th 2021, 11am – 4pm at Xchanges Gallery on Government St.

You can find more information about the artist at the following links:

Xchanges gratefully acknowledges the support of the Capital Regional District in support of our Gallery program.

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