The Colborne Art Gallery invites you to “Places”, an exhibition of recent paintings by San Murata & gallery artists.  Please join us for the opening and to meet San on Saturday, January 24th, 2009, from 2 - 4 pm at the Gallery.  The show will be on through March 8, 2009.  Our winter hours are Saturdays and Sundays, noon to 4 pm.  Hope to see you there!
 
San's gouache paintings are lively, colourful, and whimsical yet display a mastery of what can be a very challenging medium.
 
San lives in our area now; his inimitable colour sense and style convey a truly magical spirit of place. His gouache paintings are lively, colourful, and whimsical yet display a mastery of what can be a very challenging medium. His paintings often have the feel of visual melodies which is not surprising because in addition to being a painter, San is also an accomplished musician, playing the jazz violin. He has played with many of Canada's foremost jazz and pop performers and has been nominated by the National Jazz Awards as Violinist of the Year four times.
 
San's interpretation of everyday life is there in his painting. 'I've learned that life needs balance. No rapid swings from high to low. No turning things upside down. No racing around without stopping to enjoy what is at hand. Relax. Breathe. Feel. Live. Love.'
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