Andrea Chapman’s favourite photographs will be on display, and for sale, throughout August at the Hope Arts Gallery as she presents ‘Time and Light.’
Chapman loves photographing nature and landscapes, and when she’s not doing that she finds herself mesmerized by dilapidated buildings, old farm machinery, discarded vintage cars and anything that screams ‘character.’
Her passion for photography stems from her interest in watercolour painting, and the need to find quality reference photos. A certified graphic designer from the University of the Fraser Valley, familiar with positive and negative space, Chapman found herself fascinated with, and challenged by her new medium.
As Andrea’s journey into the world of photography has progressed, she has been drawn to the early morning and late afternoon light and the different mood each evokes, painting landscapes with unexpected shapes, shadows, colours and ambience. From birds and dragonflies in flight to landscapes, Chapman’s love of nature and fascination with light shines through her images.
She has combined her love of nature and photography with bicycling and writing, travelling rail trails and parks writing creative captions to accompany her images. Chapman enjoys sharing her sojourns, hoping to elicit similar emotions and joy of her subjects from her viewer.
As her ‘journey of light’ continues to inspire and challenge her, she hopes others find pleasure in her shared explorations.
Time and Light runs Aug. 3 to 28 at the Hope Arts Gallery, located at 349 Fort Street. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.