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Summer Art Show Featured at King’s

Aug 15, 2019
"July Pond", oil on canvas, by Jim Visser
"July Pond", oil on canvas, by Jim Visser

Throughout the year various exhibits are featured at The King’s University. For the summer months Jim Visser’s oil paintings graced the walls of the Atrium gallery.

The exhibit, New Landscapes, was a preview of his upcoming spring show at Bugera Matheson Gallery. A few pieces remain on display at King’s until September.

“The show speaks for itself as a representation of what I do and how, with my painting style, I respond to the Alberta landscape,” says Jim. Although trained in drawing, printmaking, watercolour, and oil painting, Jim’s works are mainly oil on canvas.

“July Pond”, shown above, is among Jim’s favourites of the exhibit for the large pond and expansive, lush canola field it features.

“I love painting the Alberta landscape,” explains Jim. “I travel the entire province with my camera and sketchbook, gathering images.”

Jim is a humble artist, happy to share his work, but never demanding attention from it. “It’s an occasion to share what I do, to share the paintings I have. It’s good to have those who are on campus enjoy these paintings,” says Jim.

Jim is an established landscape painter, environmental activist, member of the King’s Foundation, and served as Vice President on King’s Board of Governors. To learn more about Jim and his works, visit his website.

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