Barbara Weaver-Bosson and her husband Victor Bosson inside thier Fairfield home.

Artist duo inspired by each other, surroundings

The Bosson-Weaver’s Fairfield home is like an art gallery. Every room has their work on display, even the washrooms.

By Jesse Laufer

The Bosson-Weaver’s Fairfield home is like an art gallery.

Every room has their work on display, even the washrooms.

Looking at some of their pieces of work is an adventure.

For example, a seemingly normal portrait depicts Government Street on a busy afternoon contains farm animals, and Star Wars characters.

Barbara paints landscapes and has been inspired by landscapes since art school, but Victoria inspired her to expand the landscapes around her.

“Once we moved to Fairfield, this whole idea of documenting my surroundings became a very, very, big passion,” she said. “The landscapes came first, then they became populated character homes, and then it became more full blown expressions of where we live, and what our area is through the eye of an artist.”

Barbara added her own twist to the city-scapes she creates, usually through her use of colour. Her vision has been well received, as she has taken phone calls from neighbours telling her they’ve re-painted their house to look like her representations.

Victor, who’s been making computer generated art since 1983, specializes in Japanese-inspired storytelling and montage.

“I love to tell stories through my art,” he said, pointing to a giant montage of humanoids admiring art in a gallery. The two often collaborate their work and share a signature, Art Life.

The couple met during the early 1970s at the Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary, moved to Victoria together after graduating in 1975, and were married shortly after. Since then, the two have lived and worked out of Victoria, spending the last 36 in the same Fairfield home studio.

Art-lovers in Victoria can visit their studio this weekend during the Fairfield Artists Studio Tour. It’s the 15th year the self-guided walking tour has been around, and the 10th time the Bossons have participated.

Twenty-four artists’ work will be on display across 20 Fairfield locations. Most are showing and selling their work from studios, but there is one gallery space set up at the Garry Oak Room (1335 Thurlow Rd.).

The artist tour runs May 7 and 8 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

 

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