A contemporary Celtic journey

The Eclectic Gallery, 2170 Oak Bay Ave. is featuring John McConnell, A Celtic Journey, Jan. 16 to Feb. 25.

John McConnell’s Journey of an Ancient Soul #23

John McConnell’s Journey of an Ancient Soul #23

The Eclectic Gallery, 2170 Oak Bay Ave. is featuring John McConnell, A Celtic Journey, Jan. 16 to Feb. 25.

Widely known for his Journey of an Ancient Soul series, in 1998 McConnell was elected full membership in the prestigious Artist’s Association of Ireland (AAI). For contemporary Irish painter McConnell, Ireland continues to be his spiritual home.

He moved to Vancouver Island in 2004 to continue painting after a career as director of art education at Appleby College in Oakville Ontario.

Known for both abstract and landscapes, his work is highly sought after.