Impressions of the West Coast
New Work by Keith Hiscock

Dates and Venue 17 March – 23 March 2012 | Granville Fine Art, 2447 Granville Street

Reviewer Karen Fitzgibbon

St. Patrick’s day was a perfect day to visit the Granville Fine Art Gallery. There were many natural greens in the works of realist Keith Hiscock. As I stepped into the gallery I was warmly greeted by proprietor Linda Lando wearing her Irish green attire. Lando Irish? The gallery which is owned by Linda Lando and Ken Macdonald is situated in one of the best locations for an art gallery in the whole of Vancouver, right at the corner of Granville and Broadway.

Impressions of the West Coast totally encompasses the realist works of Keith Hiscock. Hiscock is a self-taught artist born in Victoria and lives in Campbell River. There is a romantic feel to his BC landscapes like his Last Light - 44” X 38” oil on canvas done in his own unique realist brush stroke. He has a tendency towards being up close and personal with nature. Some of Hiscock’s works focus on the beauty of singular objects like Roots a 30” x 36” acrylic on panel of a dead tree or drift wood in neutral tones. His paintings have calmness and a sense of introspection. There is a true appreciation of our lush coast and in some of his paintings I think I could smell the ocean.

Hiscock’s shear love of the outdoors and Mother Nature is evident in his paintings. He has chosen one of the most beautiful places on earth, the West coast of British Columbia to do his plein air (painting outside). He tends to be molded right into and becomes part of the landscape that he paints. Although his subject matter is not unique he has the style that conveys on canvas what he feels more than what he sees.

Stop by the Granville Fine Art Gallery to see Keith Hiscock’s works and if you are lucky you may meet this charming quiet natured artist...just like his paintings.

© 2012 Karen Fitzgibbon