Dancing in the New Year is the theme of the latest Rocanini Cafe Artist Series. Rocanini Coffee Roasters in Steveston hosts local artwork from established professional artists and emerging artists. Plan a trip out to historic Steveston, sip on fresh artisan coffee, and enjoy the fabulous creations of Therese Lydia Joseph and Marilynn Tebbit.
Therese Lydia Joseph, an award-winning artist, was born in Switzerland and now resides in North Vancouver.
"FACES" is a figurative/abstract series of portraits. I am passionate about drawing and painting faces and thoroughly enjoy seeing how personality and temperament come into being from an empty canvas. "FIGURES" I am always fascinated with portraying ladies caught in the moment in time. Although these moments might be sad, tough, unfair or undesired it is my aim to focus on the last flicker of hope, unseen beauty or strength that hides in the soul of my subjects. – "Hope is a waking dream." – Aristotle.
Marilynn Tebbit is a painter who has been 'arting' for about 34 years, though her university degree is not in art but in Education. She resides in Burnaby and has since 2005. Prior, she spent 5 months in Florida, 22 years in Calgary, 3 summers in Banff, 1 year in Waterloo, and 17 years in Southern Ontario near Lake Erie.
"I paint what hooks my emotion and poses a technical challenge. I create large and small canvases, and carry out many wishes on paper. I have also illustrated a children's book. My own favourite subjects include ballet, fashion, birds, architecture, and people. The emotional tone of my work is most commonly playfulness. I'm compelled to combine my subjects in unconventional compositions, ranging in size from 30 x 36 to 6 x 4. Pencil, pencil crayon, acrylic, charcoal pencil, chalk, and pastel are my mediums of choice."