Join us at the HCP for a lovely safe day art and music on Thursday, July 30, starting at 1:00pm! Bring a picnic lunch. First up at the Pavilion: sit back, relax and learn how to paint beautiful “Butterflies & Flowers” on Japanese art paper with our guest instructor, Richard Wong, 1:00 – 4:00pm. Then enjoy the rest of the day picnicking in the Garden and enjoying the sounds of a local musician. Everyone is welcome. Beginners are especially encouraged.
The $55.00 tuition includes workshop, all paint supplies and entry to the Garden. Class is limited to the first 14 to register.
Richard's classes are fun, relaxed and fully supported within a safe environment. Overhead projection will ensure social distancing requirements are met. Provincial Health guidelines will be followed. Hand sanitizers will be available. And all art supplies will be cleaned before and after use.
The image here is of a Western Tiger Swallowtail, beautiful butterflies common on Van Island and in Western Canada
Richard Wong is a local professional wildlife artist with international credentials. His art is popular. His classes are fun.
Learn more about Richard: www.richardwongwatercolors.ca
Register by calling 250 479 6162 or by using the online registration button below.Register Online
Richard Wong, Artist Statement & Biography
“How I Became A Wildlife Artist”
This great adventure of mine started fairly innocently.
I spent a glorious 25 years with the provincial government of British Columbia working in finance and policy (Ministry of Environment). During that time, I came to appreciate our wildlife and natural environment, all so delicately balanced! Then it came time to
retire. So I did.
My life as a wildlife artist started soon thereafter. With time on my hands, and a Christmas gift of art supplies (from my wonderful spouse), I enrolled in art classes (2010). First it was traditional watercolor classes. Then it was Chinese brush lessons. I soon discovered Japanese art paper, and my career (second) as a professional wildlife artist began. Learning to paint, especially watercolor, allows me to capture the very essence of wildlife and nature like no other medium. Much of our wildlife is affected to the point where we are losing them rapidly. So I do what I can to spread this message of awareness: to paint and capture our wildlife in beautiful, vibrant watercolors; to teach others how to do this; and along the way, to engage and connect people and communities through my love of art. This love has taken me to Australia and the United States, where I've taught, presented and shown my work (Watercolor on Japanese Art Paper). I now paint (professionally), teach and sell from my lovely home base in Victoria, BC, Canada.
Wishing everyone a very lovely journey as we embark on yet another wildlife/art adventure full of wonder, excitement and discovery!
Professional Wildlife Artist
Watercolor on Japanese Art Paper