Author Archives: Lynn Ray

Artist Statement

Posted by on March 1, 2013 at 11:18 am.

My inspiration to paint is a God-given gift that I cherish.   I find myself compelled to improvise & experiment with my art; this makes it genuine & unique. Often people experience an emotional response to my artwork, and this profoundly affects me.   When someone connects with a painting, it affirms a deep conviction [...]


Posted by on March 1, 2013 at 11:17 am.

A fascination with texture has motivated Jenn’s exploration for knowledge, training, and the acquisition of the finest products available.  It is a combination of unconventional materials, and Jenn’s accomplished skill in applying them, that form the foundation of every painting she creates.  Jenn’s unique painting style is a striking convergence of refined texture, exquisite colour [...]

Pari’s exhibit, ‘The name of this tree…’ featured in NS News

Posted by on November 8, 2012 at 12:33 pm.

“Bellevue Gallery held the opening reception of their latest show The Name of This Tree. . . on Oct. 11 with artist Pari Azarm Motamedi in attendance. The show, which runs until Nov. 10, features paintings by Pari based on the works of Iranian poet Mohammad Reza Shafii Kadkani…” (via North Shore News) Click this [...]

Rotating Group Exhibition

Posted by on October 26, 2012 at 11:31 am.

December 2012 – January 2013 ROTATING GROUP EXHIBITION   Featuring works by several gallery artists, including Michael Elkan, Gillian Armitage, Wayne Eastcott, Michiko Suzuki, Galen Felde, Emma Milley,  Leszek and Lynn Wyczolkowski, Pari Azarm Motamedi, and Chris Anderson. This show is on display through December to January 2013.  If you are an art lover with a [...]

The name of this tree…

Posted by on October 19, 2012 at 11:59 am.

“A Feeler” by Michiko Suzuki

Posted by on October 10, 2012 at 11:54 am.

“A Feeler (Compassion vs. the Volcano)” by Michiko Suzuki Michiko Suzuki’s solo exhibition, “A Feeler” exhibits large-scale etching prints for the first time at The Bellevue Gallery in West Vancouver.  Suzuki developed the process of ‘toner etching’ in 1993 allowing for the expression of shadow, light and delicate detail to be captured in a present [...]

The name of this tree…

Posted by on October 9, 2012 at 12:23 pm.

October 11, 2012 marks the opening of Bellevue Gallery’s exhibition, ‘The name of this tree…’ featuring paintings by Pari Azarm Motamedi.  This latest exhibition by Pari is based on the poetry of Mohammad Reza Shafii Kadkani. Kadkani’s poetry expresses, in beautiful layered images, the observations, thoughts and experiences of an artist and scholar experiencing life [...]

Mark Heine in September Globe and Mail

Posted by on September 15, 2012 at 11:48 am.

“His art is shrunken to fit on a postage stamp. It has also been blown up to decorate the side of a ship” (the Globe and Mail, 2012) The Bellevue Gallery hosted a solo exhibition by Mark Heine this past summer, called Child’s Play. The Gallery was pleased to show off Mark’s incredible talent and [...]

Child’s Play

Posted by on August 2, 2012 at 11:52 am.

July 12-August 12, 2012 The Bellevue Gallery is excited to welcome visiting artist Mark Heine to the gallery. Beginning July 12, 2012 the gallery will be showing Child’s Play, a collection of paintings inspired by Heine’s life on the West Coast.  Heine takes realism and slightly abstracts it using vibrant colours and off-center compositions.  As [...]


Posted by on August 2, 2012 at 11:51 am.

August 30-September 29, 2012 The vibrance found in the new paintings by Aaron Robbins is central to this month’s group exhibition, Fresh. Aaron draws upon his travels, experiences, and memories while exploiting the tonality and aura of the landscape he’s painting, making it his own and creating a journey for others. His extensive use of [...]