The Paint and Sketch Group
The Paint and Sketch Group at the 55 Activity Centre is a collaboration of Squamish Artists who support and promote one another through various artistic mediums. The group has been meeting since the Centre’s inception in 2009 and welcomes new members regularly.
Many of the members, who are self-taught, discovered painting as a means to continue an active and engaging lifestyle post retirement; the group continues to do so today by finding inspiration in the local landscape, far away travel destinations, flora, fauna and whatever else sparks their imagination.
The group’s display, which features over 20 individual pieces, varies in style and inspiration; the one thing this group has in common is to “paint with feeling” as member Sonia Richardson puts it, “don’t be intimidated to paint or sketch, you have the freedom to do as you like, and to try new things.”
Anyone interested in joining- whether beginner or advanced, is encouraged to come by The 55 Activity Centre located at 1201 Village Green Way on Wednesdays at 10am.