Current Exhibit: Chantey Dayal
From the time that I was five years old I only ever wanted to color, draw and paint. It has always been, and remains to be my favorite thing to do.
As a young woman I studied theatre and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre for set and costuming design. Working for many years as a scenic artist gave me the confidence and flare for expressing with bold colour and sweeping strokes of the brush. Inspiration for my painting comes from the other favorites in my life… people, travel, gardening, music, and most of all my children.
Chantey is a painter living in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island. She is uninhibited with her precocious, ripe and audacious use of colour.
Her women suggest of warm matriarchal experiences. A tree with blossoms and returning fruits. Imaginary gardens that are inspired, playful and forceful foreshadow their potential and explosive beauty. Looking sweet and juicy with life, not to be lost to a breeze at any moment.
In this exhibit, Chantey has been creating work stemming directly from her 5 Rhythms dance practice. Within the dance is the continued exploration of letting go, shedding layers and exposing the underbelly. On the canvas the creativity in action blossoms with movement and heartfelt exposures.
71PRAYERS – Paint waves for Gabrielle
A totally outrageous outburstof creative fundraisingfor 5Rhythms Reach Out.
Join artist Chantey Dayal on a journey of exploration and creative action. Three original, Raven-inspired paintings will be up for sale every month – 71 in total – one for every year of Gabrielle Roth’s life.Half of all sales donated directly to 5RRO.With any luck… with any luck… with any luck, this will all end in LOVE.
collage, painting and 3 dimensional sculpture