BRIDGE ART STUDIO
BridgeArt is a group of artists supported by Inclusion Langley, formerly known as The Langley Association for Community Living (LACL). The studio began in 1998 as a small group of individuals who had a desire to develop their artistic skills and to express themselves creatively. Their art includes a variety of subject matters and styles, including realism, abstract, impressionism and naïve art. The majority of the paintings are done with acrylic paint on canvas. However, each artist also experiments with different mediums that include collage, 3D sculptural forms, painting on glass, and creating one of a kind cards and functional art. BridgeArt artists show their works at local art exhibitions and by participating in community events and projects.
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Bobby has no boundaries when it comes to art and self-expression. He approaches his creativity with confidence and passion. Bobby paints from his memories, personal experiences and surrounding environment, often familiar buildings, current events, such as the Olympics and vacations he has taken are his subject matter. You can find a wide variety of colors in Bobby's work. Bobby creates and exhibits with Bridge Art Studio in various locations, including the Langley Arts Alive Festival, Langley Community Farmers Market and INCLUSION Art Show.
David is a self-directed artist, who constantly explores different art techniques and mediums. David makes jewelry, does woodworking and creates three dimensional sculptures from found objects. His main focus is acrylic painting of landscapes, from his imagination and photos. Bob Ross and Thomas Kincade are two artists who have influenced David's art. David exhibits annually at the Langley Arts Alive Festival, Langley Community Farmers Market, and INCLUSION Art Show. Several of David's paintings have been used for Christmas card designs.
"I am an artist" is David's favourite quote. In 2015, at the age of 76, David had his first solo art show at the Loft Gallery with great success. His painting "Fireball" was the inspiration behind the title of the 2016 art exhibit at the Anvil Center, and his painting was selected to be part of the exhibit. David has been featured in several newspapers, and his work has been selected for various publications. He finds his inspiration from nature, past experiences and his vivid imagination. David paints in the impressionistic, abstract and narrative styles, using unique bold color combinations and brush strokes. David shows his art regularly at the Langley Arts Alive Festival, Langley Community Farmers Market, and INCLUSION Art Show.
Fred paints nature scenes such as landscapes of the Fraser Valley and still life in the realistic and impressionistic styles. He has experimented with a variety of art mediums, but his main focus is painting on canvas, glass bowls and plates. One of Fred's proudest moments was when he was commissioned to paint a series of fruit stills live. Fred's work has been exhibited at the Langley Arts Alive Festival, Langley Community Farmers Market and INCLUSION Art Show.
Grace is a versatile artist who quickly picks upon new techniques and mediums with great confidence. She has created 3D sculptures in clay and paper mache, carved wood, designed jewelry, and worked with tile mosaic. Her main focus is painting on canvas, in impressionistic /realistic style, but she's also experimented with painting on glass and silk. Grace exhibits annually with the group at the Langley Arts Alive Festival, and INCLUSION Art Show. Grace's painting "Hydrangeas" was selected for the "Fire Ball" art show at the Anvil Center. She was also invited to participate with the "Disability Pride 150" mural making workshop. Images of her paintings have been used for card designs.
Hello, my name is Hannah and I am an Artist! I work at A&W as a lobby attendant and I really enjoy my job and the people I work with. When I was in high school, I took an art class and developed a passion for art. My favorite thing to sketch is anime characters. Since coming to BridgeArt, I have developed a love for painting and have learned new techniques with my art. I have displayed my art work with the group at the Langely Arts Alive Festival, Langley Farmers Market and INCLUSION Art Show.
Jane is a happy, soft spoken person, who enjoys creating. She loves to sketch circle and oval shape images - she finds drawing circles very relaxing. Her paintings usually start off as drawings of circles of all sizes. She eventually adds color to each circle, and often adds stickers and found objects to create a collage and mixed medium effect. The finished masterpiece is either an abstract expression and/or impressionistic image, resembling landscapes or objects found in real life. Jane doesn't like to part with her art, but on occasion, she's happy to sell and share her art with others.
Jeannette paints with a strong boldness. Her paintings are graphic, resulting in simple unique shapes. She paints with a limited number of colors at any given time - usually blue, red, and green, yet achieving intense impact in her design and composition. Her favourite theme is the "Garden Scene" - it's her way to show others her appreciation and connection with nature. Jeannette exhibits at community events such as the Langley Arts Alive Festival, Langley Community Farmers Market and INCLUSION Art Show.
Creating art gives Joy "a peace of mind, a warm and satisfying feeling, a way of expressing my emotions and brings out my creativity I didn't even know I had." Joy has painted on canvas and glass, used collage and mixed media, done wood burning, created 3D sculpture, and has marbled one of a kind cards. Joy exhibits and sells her art annually at the Langley Arts Alive Festival, Langley Community Farmers Market, and INCLUSION Art Show. Her collage painting "Angels" was selected for a group exhibit at the Langley Centennial Museum.
Stanley has experimented with several techniques and mediums, such as mosaic tile, painting on silk, acrylic and watercolor paintings. He recently experimented with "Reverse painting" on glass with much success. Stan works in the abstract style, creating fascinating shapes and patterns. Stanley usually participates with the group at the Langley Arts Alive Festival, Langley Community Farmers Market and INCLUSION Art Show.