Naomi Cairns - An Exhibition of New Paintings
1203 Broad Street, Victoria, B.C.
November 10, 2018 until November 22, 2018
Cortes Island artist Naomi Cairns presents her much-anticipated second solo exhibition at West End Gallery. Preferring to work on large-scale canvases her paintings envelop the viewer and invite further exploration within the landscape. Vantage points from on the water are a recurring theme for Naomi as she has always lived very close to, and sometimes on, the water. Her knowledge and affinity for the movement and light associated with wild West Coast shorelines has endeared her to collectors both new and established. "The size is very important for me to give me the freedom to play with the different looser techniques of painting but still get the effect that I want from afar. I like how it looks more abstract from up close, and as you get further, the depth takes over and it feels to me like I am in that place." -Naomi Cairns. AWARDS 2008 Elizabeth Greenshield’s Foundation Scholarship 2003 Elizabeth Greenshield’s Foundation Scholarship 2002 Queen’s Golden Jubilee Award 2001 First Place Royal Canadian Legion National Poster Competition, Ottawa, ON 2000 First Place Royal Canadian Legion National Poster Competition, Ottawa, ON 2000 First Place in The Brant Festival Student Competition Permanent Collection National War Museum, Ottawa, ON