"Chan and Rick have been painting together for more than 12 years, both en plein air and in weekly life drawing sessions. Each use different mediums; Rick is primarily an oil painter and Chan, a masterful watercolour artist. Their styles and interpretation of what is often the same subject are vastly different. Their common bond is the joy of painting, a compulsion and passion in the creative process."
Throughout history older artists have mentored developing artists. Both Chan and Rick teach because they know there is a two-way benefit within the process that helps the ongoing development of their own artistic practices.
This exhibition will showcase a selection of each artists work as each use their signature style to explore similar subjects in a variety of mediums.
"Understanding light has been a lifelong pursuit in my artistic journey. I'm instinctively drawn to the atmospheric aesthetics created by the effects of light. My chosen medium for capturing these effects is watercolour."
"I find incredible joy in the nature of painting, interpreting and manipulating light and colour. In many ways I am more interested in the patina, form and texture of mark making and the possibilities offered by the medium I use than I am in the subject itself."