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local artists on vancouver island

Billy McElwain

Billy McElwain

I don’t know if I am an artist or not, I have no idea if what I do actually looks like a real work of art. But I am a colorist and that is something for me. The more I worked with color, the more intoxicating it became.

The entire experience of buying my first tubes of oil; the smell; the texture and the absolute ecstasy of blending and applying this smooth and beautiful medium to the supple, yet taught surface of canvas was as natural as breathing.

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