Artists Bill Fell and Liz R. Derksen present a joint art exhibition Unique Perspectives

A joint exhibit with photographer Bill Fell and painter Liz R. Derksen showing their contrasting interpretations of nature.

Bill Fell is a photographer who uses film and developing techniques to produce stunning black and white photography. Liz R. Derksen creates colourful interpretations of nature with acrylic paint.

Bill Fell

… began his photography career in Ontario in the mid 1980’s. He designed and taught photography courses at both the high school and college level. Also, as sole proprietor of Fell Photography, he guided and taught kayak/photography courses on Georgian Bay (Lake Huron, Ontario). He moved to Sun Peaks, British Columbia, in 2013 where he continues to photograph the land and seascapes of western Canada.

Bill is a large format black and white film photographer who uses traditional darkroom processing to produce his unique images. From the moment he visualizes an image until the silver gelatin print is framed each step is meticulously hand crafted. First each zone of the scene to be photographed is carefully metered to determine the appropriate exposure and development time for the negative. The negative is then printed in his darkroom on premium double weight fibre paper. When required during the printing process various masking techniques are incorporated to enhance the quality of the final print. All prints are processed to archival standards.

Each photograph is carefully matted and framed by Bill using acid free materials.

Travelling throughout Canada and the United States to photograph and attend related seminars continually expands his knowledge within the field of black and white film photography.

Bill has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Ontario and British Columbia.

Liz R. Derksen

Liz R. Derksen is a Canadian artist, living in Sun Peaks, BC who loves to paint in acrylic. Her inspiration comes from the beauty that she sees while hiking or snowshoeing.  The beauty in the way the light strikes a tree, or hits the lake, or the way the clouds move. Beauty she sees in the colours of the forest;  in mountains and rocks, and the old tired trees.  Liz admits that she is in love with trees.  She loves to touch them, sketch them and paint them, and also will admit to an obsession with tree bark.

Her hope is that her paintings speak to you.  That you are able to share the beauty she sees, and enjoy it through her eyes.

If Liz’s paintings touch you in some way or make you smile, she is happy.

What: Unique Perspectives – a Joint exhibition by Bill Fell and Liz R. Derksen in the KAC Galleries

When: Exhibit runs Wednesday, April 12 to Saturday, May 6, 2017

Gallery Hours: Tues-Fri 10-5 | Sat 10-4

Where: Kamloops Arts Council Main Gallery and Hallway, Old Courthouse Cultural Centre (7 Seymour Street West, Kamloops)

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