The latest exhibition of local art at St Aubin’s Harbour Gallery was opened by Jersey-based artist David Henley on Thursday night in a safe ‘COVID-compliant’ launch. In the ‘Around the Edge’ exhibition, Vic Perron is exhibiting paintings of his preferred scenes of harbours and boats from angles that are unfamiliar.
Vic said: “When exhibiting work of my own choice I paint harbour scenes with the tide out and not necessarily with brilliant blue skies, this is what catches my eye. I enjoy the area around La Collette and have painted the area around the Old English Harbour and La Folie Inn several times. My commissioned work includes more typical scenes and locations.”
My paintings usually begin from photographs, sometimes sketches, and I encourage the viewer to create a personal storyline from their own interpretation of my work. I like to introduce other details, often figures and boats, to provide a more satisfactory and complete composition. If the result is seen differently to my own original intention, that’s OK and I will regard the work as successful.
Vic is a former student of De La Salle College and was fortunate that Fred Sands, member of the Royal Institute, was his Art master; his influence left a lasting impression on Vic. Vic attended Liverpool Art College – a great place to be in 1967 – and the following year attended Leicester Art College on a shoe design course, before returning to Jersey in 1971.
From 1982 Vic managed the kitchen design studio for Langlois Ltd where the hand drawn design work at a board suited his skills well. That early design experience was the beginning of a 30-year career in the industry that included owning his own kitchen studio.
Vic added: “My painting career needed to take a back seat during most of my working life, but that situation has changed in recent years allowing me to devote more time to developing my style. Since retiring, I now paint regularly in my home studio, tackling a wide variety of subjects, mostly in oils.”
The Harbour Gallery is accepting the ‘Spend Local £100 card’. If you spend your card at the Harbour Gallery in St Aubin, you will be supporting one of their 100+ local exhibiting artists/makers.
Plus you will be supporting the not-for-profit charity Art in Frame Foundation, that supports up and coming local artists and art in education
Plus you will also get £10 of extra goods… either art work or art materials.