July 9, 2020 | Thursday Artist Talks Online – Melissa Critchlow

Get a "Behind the Scenes" look at painting landscape that soothe the soul.

Seeing the beauty within the moody Pacific Northwest landscapes (especially in winter) can be an art form in itself.  On Thursday, July 7th at 7:30pm as part of the Surrey Art Gallery Association's Thursday Artist Talk series, you'll get to see and hear how one local artist,
Melissa Critchlow, finds the beauty and serenity within the moody coastal landscapes of our lower mainland.  Critchlow will demonstrate her process of finding the perfect composition, colour palette and textured marks to make her acrylic landscape paintings come to life.  She will also delve into what inspires her pieces and how the importance of feeling connected spiritually to nature fuels her work.

Melissa Critchlow is a self taught artist who has been creating and studying her craft since childhood.  She creates abstract-impressionist landscapes on water colour paper and stretched canvas, applying thick impasto style strokes of paint.  She contrasts bright colours with muted ones and thick paint strokes with smooth lines which delight her collectors with their serene effects.  She focuses on showcasing and selling her work online and connecting with her collector base through social media.  Her work has been collected worldwide and has been shown in small gallery exhibitions such as BeeLong Gallery's, "The Itsy Bitsy Art Show" this past January.  To view her work, visit melissacritchlow.com or on Facebook and Instagram @mellisacritchlowfineart.

This online event will be presented in live video with the opportunity to post questions.  Melissa will answer your questions, and an on demand version of the event will be available on Facebook afterwards.   This event is presented by Surrey Art Gallery Association in partnership with Surrey Art Gallery, and with support from the Arts Council of Surrey.  Surrey Art Gallery Association (SAGA) is a non-profit society that offers its members the opportunity to participate in and respond to contemporary art, and be part of a community that actively supports the Surrey Art Gallery.


July 9, 2020


7:30 PM




SAGA Facebook page