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I look for beauty and truth in everything. It's not always there of course but I try to find it or make it happen. I love people who make me laugh.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Rory's Place

One day during my stay on Grant Road I visited my neighbour, Rory Villars, who also happens to be a watercolour artist and master of the whimsical, (yes, I know it's an overworked adjective but here it really belongs). Rory spends his winters in Mexico where he paints delightful scenes like this:

You can see the Mexican influence in the tiles. Cats are important creatures in many of his paintings. To see more of Rory's work go to

This is my interpretation of Rory's Bella Coola home.During the flood the water reached to just below the window in the tower. I hope he didn't lose his art supplies or any of his paintings.


Odie Langley said...

He is so talented. Beautiful colors. Thanks for sharing.

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

Well the word whimsical was made for this artist. I enjoyed looking at his other work and your watercolor of his Bella Coola!

Knatolee said...

Love both of these paintings. So sad that his house was damaged.