Artist Talk with Barbara Wilson

We are pleased to present a new gestural painting workshop led by Barbara Wilson, May 20 - 22. As well as her Exhibition, "Coming from Nowhere: Thoughts Beyond Reality".

Please come to the IMA Gallery for an in-depth artist talk with Barb Wilson.

At the age of 77 artist Barbara Wilson comes home to Wells Barkerville with an exhibition of selected works that honour  her Cariboo roots in the Island Mountain Arts Community. She brings a collection of paintings ranging from very recent successful abstract expressionist works done in Victoria BC to the more familiar plein air landscapes and freehand drawings that were part of in her days and life at the "Wells Hotel and Gallery". After leaving Wells Barb enjoyed a painting life further north in the town of Mackenziethen goingon to live an expat life in the Philippines, Taiwan, and finally back to BC's west Kootenays and Victoria where she now has a home studio.

The works in the exhibition includes examples from all of these geographies allowing the viewer to sense the continuity of her gestural style that has been expressed throughout her 65 years of painting. The show also appreciates her love of architecture in which she also senses the joy of movement.