"Dreams, Journeys & Observations" showcases the artwork of local artist Bill Caird of Ogema at the Allie Griffin Art Gallery until April 29th.
Caird considers paintings as "windows to help liberate an imprisoned mind" - thus he takes his art very seriously. This attitude of our talented artist is evident in his artworks.
"If you're not happy with the first attempt, don't be afraid to strip it down to the nuts and bolts and start over to get it right," advises Bill - an attitude he developed from his first job as an auto mechanic, and which he now applies to his artwork. He believes everyone should have a creative outlet of some sort. He finds he is most at peace when he paints. He is inspired by anything of beauty that is struck by light in a compelling way, or anything that makes a visual statement by its' content alone.
Bill was raised on a farm in the Ogema area, whereby he learned the value of hard work and a simple but honourable way of life. He returned to farm the land in the early 1990's.
Caird is a self-taught artist with a lifelong natural capacity to create. He first started with pencil drawing, added oils to his artistic repertoire, and then learned the art of watercolours. He has recently developed a unique technique of creating relief sculptures, using plaster on Masonite. In these large white relief works, 3 of which are on view in the Gallery, he depicts motion and light through the use of texture - no colour!
Colour, though is certainly reflected in this fascinating collection of artworks in a variety of mediums on view at the Allie Griffin Art Gallery, 45 Bison Avenue, Weyburn.
A Wine and Cheese Reception for Bill Caird will be held at the Gallery on Friday, April 17th at 7:30 p.m. Everyone is invited - come and welcome this newest member of Weyburn arts Community! Bill looks forward to meeting you and answering any questions you may have about his artwork. A silver collection will be taken to help cover expenses.