The 19th Annual Painters at Painter’s was another magical event. British Columbia’s most esteemed artists descended upon Painter’s Lodge to talk to admirers, discuss their work and share their secrets to success.
The only thing missing was Oak Bay Marine Group founder Bob Wright, who passed away before the event. But even though he wasn’t here physically his spirit was present and lives on through the event. The weather forecast called for rain, but it was beautiful and sunny all weekend. Something tells me Bob had something to do with that.
The property was pristine and the perfect location for such an event. As they usually do, a number of artists sat in the sun or down on the docks as they worked on their latest masterpiece. They were always happy to talk to guests who couldn’t help but wonder exactly how they do it.
I’ve attended a number of Painters at Painter’s events, and the art on display this year was one of the best collections we’ve ever had. There was such a wide array of styles, techniques and colours on display. There was truly something for everyone.
Of course, it wouldn’t be Painters at Painter’s without the fabulous brunch, and this year was no exception. Our kitchen staff out did themselves once again, serving a delicious spread of breakfast and lunch items, along with a variety of seafood, appetizers and desserts.
Finally, there were the presentations and discussions by the artists which are always the main attraction. Some were educational, some were autobiographical, others were casual discussions and question and answer sessions. But all were extremely interesting for anyone interested in art or looking to learn more about painting and what it takes to be an artist.
On behalf of the Painter’s Lodge staff I would like to thank all the artists and guests who attended this year’s event, as well as everyone else who helped make this weekend happen. We couldn’t do it without you.
See you next year!