Jonny Cresswell’s exhibit at Impressions Gallery explores his connection with nature.

Jonny gets a chance to make an impression

Much of his work reflects the strong influence Vancouver Island has on him

Artist Jonny Cresswell will see his work hung at Impressions Custom Framing and Gallery at 990B Shoppers row for the entire month of January.

Cresswell derives his themes from nature and the world around him. While Cresswell has lived in many areas of BC, much of his work reflects the strong influence Vancouver Island has on him.

“I am excited about this show,” says Cresswell. “It is my first show, and really gives me some validation as an artist. I am working hard to expand and improve my abilities.”

“I was born in Likely, B.C., where my parents were part of the back-to-the-land movement of the late 70s.We lived in a small log cabin that my father built with no electricity or running water. We raised our own food and I have spent a lot of time in the bush, so naturally I have a deep connection with nature.”

This connection to nature is front and centre in Cresswell’s work. Land and seascapes dominate, with wildlife and rural living as secondary themes. He works in both realism and impressionism, in oil on canvas.

You can visit the show from 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturdays where he will be showing along with Anita Moody.

“I was fortunate enough to have the choice to show with Anita Moody as I feel our work is complimentary,” Cresswell said.

Cresswell will be present at the Gallery throughout the month and form noon-4:30 p.m. on Jan. 26 for a meet and greet. For more information, call Impressions Custom Framing and Gallery (250) 286-1612.