“Coastal Impressions: Works by Three Nova Scotian Artists”

We are preparing to showcase the various media of Ron Kuwahara, Gail Sutherland and Robert Sutherland.  The Opening Reception for their exhibition “Coastal Impressions:  Works by Three Nova Scotian Artists” will take place on Tuesday, May 30th at 5:00 pm at the Lunenburg Art Gallery.  Refreshments will be served and all are welcome to attend.


Ron Kuwahara, physicist, turned to his artistic need to draw and paint which led him from his professional career to studies at NSCAD University.  In 2011 he completed his BFA with a major in painting.  Ron’s scientific background complements his artistic side by detecting underlying patterns and structures in nature, urban settings and the human form. His work draws the eye away from the objects within a scene to where one’s peripheral vision catches the wider sensations of colour and light. His figurative works catch the in-between moments that we glimpse from the “corner of our eye”.



 Originally from Montreal, Gail moved to Nova Scotia in the spring of 1990.  She attended John Abbott College where she obtained her Fine Arts Degree.  Gail then completed her BFA at Concordia University specializing in graphic design.  Her career as a graphic designer led her to the love of watercolour painting and she has studied with various artists including Helmut  Gerth, Judy Garfin, Alvaro Castagnet and Brian Atyeo.  2011 brought her the distinction of becoming an elected member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour.  Gail is an avid hiker who enjoys, and is inspired by, the people and rugged beauty of the Maritimes.



 Robert Sutherland, a retired architect enjoys painting plein air and is most comfortable creating with pencil and charcoal.  Watercolour has been a presentation medium of his choosing for over forty years and has enjoyed figure drawing for quite some time.  Oils were his first choice, however, after retiring, decided to switch to acrylics because of the quicker tying time, which better suits his temperament.  His sketch value focuses on what captures his interest and then he translates that into a painting.


Christine Umlah, Gallery Manager

Lunenburg Art Gallery

79 Pelham Street (corner Pelham & Duke)

PO Box 1418

Lunenburg  NS  B0J 2C0

(902)640-4044 P




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