Special Spot by Esquimalt artist Linny D. Vine. Vine's work

Special Spot by Esquimalt artist Linny D. Vine. Vine's work

Couple draws inspiration from each other in art exhibit

It's rare to have two artists living under one roof and even more rare to have their work on display as part of the same exhibit.

It’s rare to have two artists living under one roof and even more rare to have their work on display as part of the same exhibit. That is what Linny D. Vine and Jeffrey J. Boron are doing.

The couple share studio space in their Esquimalt home, each creating two different styles of art, which will be on display in a joint exhibit at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria until the end of January.

Vine describes her work as “fun, freedom, playful and joyful.” Also described as Linnyland or Linnyism, Vine’s pieces are created with acrylic or oil paint and depict a fun way of looking at the world.

Drawing inspiration from life and imagination, her paintings feature bright local urban scenes.

“Sometimes when I’m painting one brush stroke can take me in a different direction and I’ll see personality or character to something that I haven’t seen and I just like to go with it,” said Vine, a goldsmith turned artist.

Boron’s work, described as West Coast Impressionism, depicts landscapes around Vancouver Island and is a combination of vivd colours and contemporary realism.

Often created outside, Boron’s work includes paintings that show scenes from Tofino, along the waterfront in Victoria, and Saxe Point Park in Esquimalt.

“The thing that I enjoy most about it is the freedom of expression. Painting outdoors has opened up a huge window to me and has allowed me to combine my love of nature and my art,” he said. “It really has put the icing on the cake in so many ways.”

Vine and Boron have been creating art their entire lives and will often paint together as well

“She’s at one end of the apartment and I’m at the other. We occasionally bump into each other as we step back to view our work,” Boron said. “We garner more ways of looking at things because of the two visions, which helps to see things from a perspective that you wouldn’t necessarily gather.”

Vine and Boron have had several exhibits at the art gallery individually, but this is their second one together.

Though their styles differ, the duo agree the roughly 30 paintings on display compliment each other since many of the paintings depict the same locations.

“Both our work are very colourful and very bold and both have a singular voice,” Boron said. “It’s a different visualization of a similar scene.”

The Best of Both exhibit will be on display at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (1040 Moss St.) until Jan. 31.

 

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Members of the Victoria Police Department, some of whom are shown here observing a moment of silence for victims of a mass shooting in Nova Scotia, experience stress and potential trauma more than most other workers, says Chief Const. Del Manak. While the number of shifts lost at VicPD are soaring, he sees it as a sign people are taking their own health and wellness seriously. (Black Press Media file photo)
Skyrocketing number of lost shifts at Victoria police has a positive side, chief says

Chief Const. Del Manak says officers, staff being more proactive looking after their mental health

A Seed and Stone rendering for White Rock, B.C. (Seed and Stone rendering)
Songhees Nation to open two Victoria cannabis stores spring 2021

Seed and Stone stores will open on Gordon Street and in the Bay Centre

A water taxi at Victoria’s Fisherman’s Wharf. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria man arrested after stealing water taxi, racing it up Gorge Waterway

Man is facing recommended charges of theft over $5,000

Inmates at Metchosin’s William Head Institution are being given COVID-19 vaccines as part of the first phase. Around 600 inmates will be vaccinated in the coming days. (Black Press Media file photo)
William Head inmates in Metchosin receive their first doses of COVID vaccine

Priority set for older inmates and those with underlying medical conditions

Syringe is prepared with one of B.C.’s first vials of Pfizer vaccine to prevent COVID-19, Victoria, Dec. 22, 2020. (B.C. government)
B.C.’s COVID-19 caseload stays steady with 465 more Tuesday

No new outbreaks in health care facilities, 12 more deaths

Stand up paddleboarder Christie Jamieson is humbled to her knees as a pod of transient orcas put on a dramatic show on Jan. 19 in the Ucluelet Harbour. (Nora O’Malley photo)
Ucluelet paddle boarder surrounded by pod of orcas

“My whole body is still shaking. I don’t even know what to do with this energy.”

Chilliwack ER doctor Marc Greidanus is featured in a video, published Jan. 18, 2021, where he demonstrates and describes effectiveness of various styles of masks. (Youtube)
VIDEO: Emergency room doctor runs through pros and cons of various masks

‘We’ve been asked to wear a mask and it’s not that hard,’ Greidanus says.

(Pixabay photo)
VIDEO: Tip to Metro Vancouver transit police helps woman 4,000 km away in Ohio

Sgt. Clint Hampton says transit police were alerted to a YouTube video of the woman in mental distress

A woman types on her laptop in Miami in a Monday, Dec. 12, 2016, photo illustration. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Wilfredo Lee
British Columbia government lax on cybersecurity practices, auditor reports

The audit did not highlight a specific threat, but it found breaches in cybersecurity are increasing globally

New Westminster TV production designer, Rick Whitfield, has designed an office in a box for British Columbians in need of a private workspace. (BC Box Office photo)
PHOTOS: B.C. man designs ‘box office’ solution for those working from home

‘A professionally designed workspace on your property, away from the distractions of home’

A mattress on fire gutted the second floor hallway at Town Park Apartments C-block Jan. 17. (Port Hardy Fire Rescue images)
‘Suspicious’ Port Hardy apartment fire could keep tenants out of their homes for months

A burning mattress created smoke and heat, causing several tenants to jump from windows

Cranbrook Food Bank coordinator Deanna Kemperman, Potluck Cafe Society executive director Naved Noorani and Sunshine Coast Community Services Society executive director Catherine Leach join B.C.’s new Municipal Affairs Minister Josie Osborne on a video call about B.C. gaming grants, Jan. 19, 2021. (B.C. government)
B.C. gaming grants reorganized for COVID-19 priorities

Minister highlights community kitchens, food banks

(Pixabay photo)
‘Cocaine bananas’ arrive at Kelowna grocery stores after mix up from Colombia: RCMP

Kelowna RCMP recently concluded an international drug investigation after finding cocaine in local grocers’ banana shipments in 2019

Most Read