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  • Hardcover Edition
    • 978-1-03-912193-5
    • 11.0 x 8.5 inches
    • Premium Color interior
    • 112 pages
  • Keywords
    • Artist,
    • Canadian landscape,
    • Visual art,
    • Canadian artist,
    • Artwork,
    • Canada,
    • British Columbia

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Towards Light
Landscape Paintings of British Columbia
by Lil Chrzan

TOWARDS LIGHT richly redefines the way we experience the scenic beauty of British Columbia. With each magical painting, artist Lil Chrzan informs the viewer that a landscape is not just about clouds and trees but rather the subtle quality of light and shadow in the spaces between. This book will captivate collectors and fans of Lil Chrzan’s work and lovers of the Canadian landscape. Thanks to Lil you will never again look at a landscape the same way. —Vicki Smith, Artist LIL CHRZAN is a Canadian Landscape painter known for her masterful depictions of golden light across luminous West Coast scenes. Viewers invited into her world experience a sense of calm transcendence when taking in the dramatic light-filled paintings. Chrzan’s paintings are not intended to be direct representations of nature, but rather a process of extracting the most essential elements in a scene. Her careful brushwork and critical awareness of humanity in relation to nature sets the scene for her own signature style and vision. These works hum with intensity while offering the viewer contemplative calmness. This body of work features more than eighty-five reproductions of Chrzan’s most outstanding landscape paintings as well as an essay by Dr. Michael Thoma, School of Motion Picture Arts, Capilano University. —Alissa Sexton, Art Consultant

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LIL CHRZAN is an honours graduate of the Emily Carr College of Art and Design, Vancouver, B.C. She has also studied at the Seattle Realist Academy in Washington State. Lil has participated in over sixteen solo shows as well as over ninety exhibitions in B.C., including Splash, Harmony Arts, Daffodil Fundraiser, and Forest: Breath of Life. Her works reside in the permanent collections of Vancouver General Hospital, St. Paul’s, Lions Gate, and St. Mary’s Hospitals, as well as in the collections of Hamilton Fabbro Law Firm and Pettit & Company Law Firm. Lil has lived and worked in the seaside village of Horseshoe Bay for more than thirty years. She lives there with her partner, Leslie Sutton, and their two Labrador retrievers. Find more work at her website: Facebook: Lil Chrzan Art Instagram: @Chrzanart Twitter: @LilChrzan


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