Jane Wolsak & Eri Ishii
Dec 3 – 23, 2033
Eri & Jane

Opening Reception: Saturday, Dec 3rd; 2-4pm.
Artists in Attendance

Eri & Jane showcases works of two Vancouver artists, Eri Ishii and Jane Wolsak. Working from the same studio for decades, these two artists look at each other’s work, provide critique and support, and encourage each other to pursue their vision. The show is to celebrate their friendship as they explore nature’s colours, patterns, and evocative power of landscape through two different mediums: Jane’s drawings and Eri’s paintings.

Born in Tokyo, Japan, Eri Ishii moved to Canada to pursue painting. Since then, she has established herself as an artist and an educator while exhibiting widely across Canada and internationally. Her work stems from her love of oil paint, as its buttery texture and depth of colours provide an ideal medium to explore the visual language of painting. Eri has exhibited in numerous exhibitions in Canada and internationally including Halde Galerie in Switzerland, Taiwan National Art Education Museum in Taiwan and Canvas Gallery in Toronto. Her work has been featured in various media outlets including CBC Radio, the Vancouver Sun, Globe & Mail, and the Province.

Jane was born in England, and attended St. Martins School of Art in London, followed by a teaching certificate at London University. She taught high school art in England and in Canada, and has worked in various fields of the arts, including teaching, illustrating, and working for the media in courtroom drawing. She works in series, usually from life, setting up her subjects in the studio, but in this group of work she has used her photographs as reference. The details and the patterns are what interested her, feeling that colour here would be a distraction. She has been showing her work since 1989 in several galleries, including Gallery Jones in Vancouver, Winchester Galleries in Victoria, Wall Space in Ottawa and Art Interiors in Toronto.

Eri Ishi Laburnum Walk II

Eri Ishii
Laburnum Walk III  2022
Oil on canvas  40″ x 30″
$3,200.00

 

Jane Wolsak Apple Tree

Jane Wolsak
Apple Tree  2022
Graphite on paper  22″ x 30″
$2,200.00 (framed)

 

Eri Ishii Iris by Water

Eri Ishii
Iris by Water  2022
Oil on canvas  48″ x 36″
$4,350.00

 

Jane Wolsak Verge 11x21_5

Jane Wolsak
Verge  2022
Graphite on paper  11″ x 21.5″
SOLD

 

Eri Ishii Gladioli by Water

Eri Ishii
Gladioli by Water  2022
Oil on canvas  36″ x 36″
$3,600.00

 

Jane Wolsak Copse 17x32

Jane Wolsak
Copse  2022
Graphite on panel  17″ x 32″
SOLD

 

Eri Ishii Welcome To Paradise

Eri Ishii
Welcome To Paradise  2022
Oil on canvas  36″ x 36″
$3,600.00

 

Jane Wolsak Grasslands 15_5x24_5

Jane Wolsak
Grasslands  2022
Graphite on paper  15.5″ x 24.5″
$1,600.00 (framed)

 

Jane Wolsak Fenceline

Jane Wolsak
Fenceline  2022
Graphite on paper  11.5″ x 24.5″
$1,650.00

 

Eri Ishii Birthday Bouquet

Eri Ishii
Birthday Bouquet  2022
Oil on canvas  40″ x 30″
$3,200.00

 

Jane Wolsak Overgrown 12x16

Jane Wolsak
Overgrown  2022
Graphite on paper  12″ x 16″
$1,000.00 (framed)

 

Eri Ishii Peonies

Eri Ishii
Peonies  2022
Oil on canvas  14″ x 10″
$980.00

 

Jane Wolsak Winded 12x16

Jane Wolsak
Winded  2022
Graphite on paper  12″ x 16″
SOLD

 

Eri Ishii Roses

Eri Ishii
Roses  2022
Oil on canvas  14″ x 11″
$980.00

 

Jane Wolsak Blackberries 11x11

Jane Wolsak
Blackberries  2022
Graphite on paper  11″ x 11″
$750.00 (framed)

 

Jane Wolsak Daisies 9x9

Jane Wolsak
Daisies  2022
Graphite on paper  9″ x 9″
SOLD

 

Eri Ishii Strathcona Garden

Eri Ishii
Strathcona Garden  2022
Oil on canvas  10″ x 8″
$580.00