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1. Art (Paintings)

541



Dummy In Antique Dress

Original acrylic on canvas (30"W x 52.5"H ) painted by noted artist Thomas Anfield

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Biography: Thomas Anfield's art fits into two main categories. The first is based on observation and attempts to capture an intimate sense of vision. These include still lifes, which stress a very loose and painterly brushwork, as well as the slightly more realist “dummy” paintings. The other reveals itself in figurative works that emerge from the imagination and are based on creating a more sculptural sense of plastic form. They are constructed from a sound knowledge of anatomy and are expressive in both form and colour with an emphasis on human psychological presence. Anfield paints as if he was dancing or playing, not concerned about what it means as much as how it feels. When one dances, the dance is the point. It's not just to get from one side of the room to the other but to be truly alive in the process. It begins to work when the artist stops being clever and abandons a strategy for their project that the natural act of painting takes over. The best music is not about something, but its own inner logic, logic that in its undulation, its own appearing and disappearing, gives us a glimpse of the universal. This is what Anfield strives for in his work, to let the painting's own inner logic, its own inner form, come to life.

Value $4,500

Donor: Will Rafuse http://www.willrafuse.com


1. Art (Paintings)

814



Blond Inhibitions

A spectacularly framed original painting titled 'Blond Inhibitions' (36" x 48") by internationally acclaimed artist Sarah Horsfall.

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Biography: Sarah Horsfall was born in London England & graduated from Swansea University with an Honours Bachelor Degree & obtained a Post graduate in Education. She moved to Vancouver, BC in 1994 where she developed her unique painting style and established herself as a significant North American artist. Now back in the UK she continues to dazzle with her very bold portrayals. Her work, hanging in homes all over the world, has also been featured in such diverse places as YTV's "Women & Sexuality", Bruce R. lewin Gallery, New York, Miami Design & Architectural Review, Sex and the City magazine cover, and the front cover of "Silt Magazine".

Value $4180

Donor: Michael Botnick


1. Art (Paintings)

813



Business Lunch

A spectacularly framed original painting titled "Business Lunch" (36"W x 48"H) by internationally acclaimed artist Sarah Horsfall. This original piece was featured recently on the front cover of "Silt Magazine".

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Biography: Sarah Horsfall was born in London England & graduated from Swansea University with an Honours Bachelor Degree & obtained a Post graduate in Education. She moved to Vancouver, BC in 1994 where she developed her unique painting style and established herself as a significant North American artist. Now back in the UK she continues to dazzle with her very bold portrayals. Her work, hanging in galleries & homes all over the world, has also been featured in such diverse places as YTV's "Women & Sexuality", Bruce R. lewin Gallery, New York, Miami Design & Architectural Review, Sex and the City magazine cover, and the front cover of "Silt Magazine".

Value $4180

Donor: Michael Botnick


1. Art (Paintings)

540



Chardonnay & Merlot

Original acrylic on canvas (20"W X 30"H) by celebrated Montreal based artist Will Rafuse

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Biography: Will Rafuse, currently residing in Montreal, was educated at Capilano College. He started a career as an illustrator and computer graphic artist, but soon decided to paint exclusively in oils. His bold use of color and the ability to portray personality and vibrancy in his subjects is recognized in galleries, movies, TV, and collections worldwide. The slightly animated twist of his characters secured his universal popularity. Inspired by many, Will admires the work of Modigliani, Gauguin and Balthus. Since 1997, Will has been published by Canadian Art Prints Inc. with over 75 reproduced images distributed to over 50 countries. His recent venture into the merchandise market producing clocks, plates, coasters, napkins and calendars featuring his imagery, has been very successful.

Value $2,500

Donor: Will Rafuse http://www.willrafuse.com


1. Art (Paintings)

539



Chardonnay

Original acrylic on canvas (20"W X 30"H) by noted Montreal based artist Will Rafuse

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Biography: Will Rafuse, born in Calgary, has had a passion for art from a very early age. Although his education led to a career as an illustrator and computer graphic artist, he soon decided to work full-time in oil painting. Will is best known for his bold use of color and the ability to give both personality and vibrancy to the subjects he paints. The slightly animated twist of his characters has a universal appeal, adding a light hearted, witty image to any collection. His signature style is recognized in galleries, movies, television shows, and collections worldwide. Since 1997, Will has been published by Canadian Art Prints, with over 75 images produced and distributed within 50 countries. His recent venture into the merchandising market producing clocks, plates, coasters, napkins and calendars featuring his imagery, has been very successful.

Value $2,500

Donor: Will Rafuse http://www.willrafuse.com


1. Art (Paintings)

936



Staircases

Framed (33.5'W x 30"H), original acrylic on canvas (24"W x20"H) titled "Staircases" (SN 001, 2000) by noted local artist Sam Naccarato.

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Biography: As both a physician and highly sought after artist, Sam's works have been featured in "Master Painters in Canada" in the International Artist's magazine. He sold a record 52 paintings at the Spring 2000 opening of his exhibition at the Ferry Building Gallery following a jury competition to select the best artist for a one-man-show.

Value $1900

Donor: Sam Naccarato


1. Art (Paintings)

971



Yomeimon 20

A spectacular Wayne Eastcott original "Yomeimon 20" a dramatically framed (44"W x 28"), acrylic pastel, pigment & enamel on paper.

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Biography: In 1966, Wayne Eastcott graduated with honours in painting and printmaking from the Vancouver School of Art, and embarked on a career of innovative printmaking. This led to a Canada Council Grant in 1968 for the development of new printmaking techniques, in particular the Xerox technique. He subsequently engaged the interest and active participation of Xerox Corporation in Rochester, New York and Fuji-Xerox in Tokyo, Japan where he made a defining video “Electography, what is it?” Wayne joined the art faculty of the Capilano College in 1971 and, in the same year, he and BC Binning, established the Dundarave Print Workshop in West Vancouver which is now operating on Granville Island in Vancouver. In 1979, he established the printmaking Department of Capilano College. Wayne has exhibited nationally and internationally, including New York, Japan, Yugoslavia, Poland, Germany, Spain, India and Brazil. His work is found in many private, corporate and public collections, such as the National Gallery of Canada.

Value $1850

Donor: Dr. Lorene Balmaceda Lederer


1. Art (Paintings)

568



Garden Viewpoint

Acrylic on Canvas (24"W x 20"H)

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Biography: Born in England, Val grew up in New Zealand. She and her husband Peter now live in Kitsilano, with four married children and five grandchildren in the GVRD. Initially a teacher, Val became a full time professional painter, in 1978, gaining immediate recognition for her distinct, vibrant watercolours and acrylics. Her style has been described as “interpretive and impressionistic – a reminder of Paris,” and likened to that of Mark Chagall and Raoul Duffy, whose “apparent casualness and whimsical approach to line belied an absolute mastery of craft.” Val, however, paints with a distinctive boldness and simplicity that defies labeling, making her an individualist, who unlike others, discovered her own style early in her career. She has been honoured with many awards, and has been featured in several publications.

Value $980

Donor: Val Sewell http://www.valsewell.com


1. Art (Paintings)

799



Tread Gently With Grace

A triple matted, antique gilt frame (18"W x 20"H) watercolour and chinese ink on Italian paper (Fabriano) from the "She Was In Love Series" #4.

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Biography: Kathleen Bentley is the Artist in Residence in the Bao Cheng Cultural Centre - Xi Zhou Yunnan, China. Kathleen's permanent Collection resides there. Her work can be found in collections in over 30 countries in the world.

Value $840

Donor: Kathleen Bentley http://myspace.com/kjbentley


1. Art (Paintings)

677



Clouds Over The Trail Islands

Framed 8" x 10" acrylic painting by renowned Sunshine Coast Artist Brian Romer.

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Biography: Brian is a well-established and treasured local artist. His oil abstracts have gradually become more representational in his desire to capture the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Brian's works have been displayed in various shows and galleries in recent years. Calona Vineyards selected one of his paintings from several hundred submissions from across Canada for the label of the Artists Series VQA Reserve, 2001 Riesling; and have more recently selected another of his works for the 2003 Pinot Gris.

Value $675

Donor: Brian Romer


1. Art (Paintings)

688



'Unreality'

Original Acrylic on canvas (8"W x 10"H). 3 piece set. The paintings represent our exaggerated lives, how our society lives for fantasy and the struggle to rise above the layers of deception.

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Biography: Melanie Mendez Munden, born in the Philippines and grew up in Nova Scotia, resides in BC. Her studies in College LaSalle for fashion design, led her to design jewelry, furniture, landscapes and interiors. The usual dark humor of her paintings has been replaced by a gentler facade after the birth of her child. In her new life as a mother, she continues to explore and experiment with different textures on her canvases.

Value $600

Donor: Mekizo Designs (Melanie Mendez Munden)


1. Art (Paintings)

546



Mindfulness In This Age

Framed acrylic on canvas (12"W X 12"H) by Niina Chebry

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Biography: Niina Chebry's paintings arise from many sources. She is a traveler, collecting inspiration from Asia, Europe, Central and South America. She comes from rural Alberta and now lives on the West Coast of Canada. Niina received her Bachelor of Education from the University of Alberta in 1986 and began exhibiting her work internationally in 1991. For ten years she worked both as an art instructor and painter, taking extended leaves to live abroad. After living in Hokkaido, Japan for two years, Niina returned to Canada painting full time in her Vancouver studio. Semi-abstract in nature, her paintings are passionate and intense. They deal with the current and historic, the West and East. From the Myths of Greece to the Buddhist temples of Indonesia, Niina's work engages the viewer to create their own story.

Value $550

Donor: Will Rafuse http://www.willrafuse.com


1. Art (Paintings)

548



New Season

A Martine Gourbault original acrylic on canvas (12"W X 12"H)

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Biography: Beginning her career in the field of magazine design, art direction and illustration, Martine worked for Chatelaine, Miss Chatelaine, Flare, and enRoute. Her next foray into art was illustrating children's books, first in New York with Greenwillow and then in London, England. Then the yen to paint completely took centre stage. "I have barely begun to scratch the surface of what can be created or to fully indulge my passion for colour". Abstraction increasingly fascinates her. "Come to a work of art with an open mind and a willing spirit. Linger a while. Let your eyes roam. Soon it will speak to you in a language you've always understood." An Associate of the Federation of Canadian Artists, Martine Gourbault is has earned a number of awards in juried shows. Her works appear in private and corporate collections in North America, the UK and Europe.

Value $500

Donor: Will Rafuse http://www.willrafuse.com


1. Art (Paintings)

543



Untitled

Original acrylic on board (22"W x 22"H) by Christopher Blades

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Biography: Christopher Blades has been active in the Vancouver graphic and fine art scene for many years. He is primarily self taught, having studied briefly at the Vancouver School of Art in the early seventies. He has won several awards for art video production and his work has appeared in movies, books and on CD covers. Chris paints and re-paints his surfaces, layering textures and adding colors, until the painting expresses his undeniable energy. "Each painting is a window, an adventure, an opportunity.", Chris Blades www.cblades.com

Value $450

Donor: Will Rafuse http://www.willrafuse.com


1. Art (Paintings)

793



A Chance To Dance

A framed (18"W x 24"H) acrylic painting.

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Biography: Helen Robertson has been passionately creating art for many years. She is a member of The Fort Gallery Artists Collective in Fort Langley. She is also the Delta School District Fine Arts Coordinator and she teaches at UBC.

Value $450

Donor: Helen Robertson


1. Art (Paintings)

584



Moss and Meadow

Original acrylic on canvas (20"W x 13"H) by noted artist Douglas Unger.

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Value $400

Donor: Valerie Pusey (Courtesy of Creekhouse Gallery)


1. Art (Paintings)

590



Boundary Bay

Original acrylic on canvas (16"W X 13"H) by Douglas Unger.

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Biography:  

Value $400

Donor: Leigh Margetts (Courtesy of Creekhouse Gallery)


1. Art (Paintings)

547



Roses in Blue Vase

Sharon Clarke original acrylic on canvas (14"W X 14"H)

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Biography: Since Sharon's final year at Emily Carr, much of her figurative work has involved ideas around the division between Fine Art and Craft during the Italian and Northern Renaissance eras. The Northern Renaissance painters and the Dutch painters in particular have a great influence on her work. Still life and portraiture of friends and relatives in costume have been major themes throughout her work. She employs traditional Renaissance painting techniques and combines figures with either pattern, stenciling, paper cutouts or an abstract ground that represents textile art. “Ideas and concepts derived from my interest in personal development and human potential have begun to permeate my subject matter and serve as a visual affirmation for the viewer.” One of Sharon's driving beliefs is that our thoughts create our reality and there are multiple plays on this theme throughout her works. Her still life subject matters have developed into symbolism for the layers of who we are in terms of personality, behaviour, feelings, self-concept, and essence. She has begun to introduce text to support the images. Contrary to a popular notion that anguish is the engine of creativity, Sharon's work is inspired by belief in possibility, growth, and the celebration of beauty.

Value $100

Donor: Will Rafuse http://www.willrafuse.com


1. Art (Paintings)

840



Corn

Original pastel (7"W x 11"H)

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Biography: Robin Konstabaris is a Vancouver artist that does it all! She is the co-creator and illustrator of the offbeat and totally entertaining cookbook “Scrambled Brains” and creator of the weekly comic strip Clip'n'Save. She was recently showcased as a contemporary illustrator in the Presentation House exhibition of Just Press Their Button: A History of Photography in the Comics.

Value $100

Donor: Robin Konstabaris http://www.surrey.quick.com


 

 

 

 

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