Val Weismiller works on a watercolour painting in her Vancouver Island studio. Her work is on display at the Hope Arts Gallery throughout October.

Coast showcased in new exhibit

Watercolour paintings of Val Weismiller on display at Hope Arts Gallery throughout October

Hope Arts Gallery is showcasing the watercolour paintings of Val Weismiller this month in the back room exhibition.

About 25 pieces will be on display, offering a unique perspective on coastal landscapes and seascapes.

“People will see some of the different colours, moods and scenes of different parts of the West Coast,” said Weismiller, who is from Bowser on Vancouver Island. “It kind of takes people to places they’ve never seen and are, in a lot of cases, hard to get to.”

Weismiller started taking watercolour lessons about 15 years ago and was instantly hooked on the art form.

“You can never produce two paintings the same because the water always reacts differently in every painting,” she said. “Some paintings are surprises the way they turn out and some are fairly predicable.”

The exhibit is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday until Oct. 28.

There will also be a free draw on Oct. 29 of a framed giclee print called Mussel Beach from entries submitted during the exhibition.

The Hope Arts Gallery is located at 349 Fort St.

For more information, call 604-869-2408.

Just Posted

UPDATED: Police call off search for body under Agassiz Rosedale Bridge

Swimmers reported discovering body two days ago

Garbage truck and van collide on 6 Ave.

No serious injuries in mid-day collision

A man around town: Trevor McDonald

If it’s musical or entertaining and in Chilliwack, Trevor McDonald’s probably had a hand in it

Dew worm races back at 2nd annual Ryder Lake Summer Fair

The Fair is back for the second year after a lengthy hiatus

Five calls on local highways, mountains for Hope rescue squad

Injured hikers, injured motorists and one casualty has Hope SAR team busy

Here’s what you need to know about Day 1 at the BC Games

All 18 events kick off on the track, riding ring, fields, courts and lake in the Cowichan Valley

Site C dam project plagued by problems: expert

E. Harvey Elwin expresses concern about internal BC Hydro and government documents

Former hockey scout with NHL Oilers hired as WHL Giants’ senior advisor

Hockey exec’s experience ‘a huge asset for us as we continue our pursuit of a championship,’ GM says

Sole Girls makes its move in Chilliwack

The youth organization is hosting its first day camp in Chilliwack

Seal attacks kayakers in the Broughton Archipelago

“It has to be one chance in a million of this happening.”

New trial for man who was given the wrong medical records

Accused built case on records sent from Surrey Pretrial that weren’t his, though he thought they were

Victoria-area park sign removed after glitch redirects to porn site

Resident looking to learn more about workout equipment discovered the problem code

Special Olympic athletes take on BC Games during special anniversary

Known as the Global Day of Inclusion, July 20 marks the first Special Olympics in 1968 in Chicago

Scammers dressed as Mounties threaten to arrest senior if she doesn’t cough up cash

Pair of fraudulent officers threaten to arrest 90-year-old woman

Most Read