Elliott Louis Gallery Canadian Fine Art
VIRGINIA IVANICKI-STRELL

Virginia Ivanicki-Strell
Play Time
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September 9 - 26, 2009 - Opening reception: Tuesday Sept 15, 6:30 - 8:30 pm


Virginia Ivanicki-Strell - Seabee and  Belles
Seabee and Belles
48 x 30 Inches  
oil on canvas
$3,900 



Play time is serious business. Balance in our existence is increasingly hard to come by, bombarded as we are with news of disasters and dangers near and far, made to fear through daily doses of worse case headlines and threatened with seemingly imminent catastrophe - financial, environmental, or political. The world and all its foibles are at our doorstep. But also, the world and its glories are there too. The more we are threatened, the more we need to play. We always have. It's how we are able to continue.

Whether we take time to reflect, alone or with another being, human or animal; whether we find joy in active play or the solitary contemplation of a perfect wave below a perfect sky, we require downtime, playtime, 'my' time and all the frivolous pursuits the over worked human mind can muster to counter daily wars, real or imagined, faced through increasingly instant info-highways.

'Play Time' is a celebration of the thing that keeps one foot firmly marching on in front of the other through all our woes. Birds do it, whales do it and mankind does it. Across boundaries of race, place, era and even species, Play is as natural as breathing - and as necessary.

As an artist, I find it is my glorious duty to remind and encourage the pursuit of happiness if not downright serial hedonism, with my images. I have attempted to capture some of the many moods and situations of holiday rituals from the last century, so many of which are created around bodies of water. In my personal pursuit, addicted to aviation as I am, playtime includes an airplane. The fabulous water birds, Seaplanes, combine the joys of water and flying, and so form part of the subject of this series.

Water is often the conduit of thought. It can carry away the troubled ones and bring to mind the hopeful and pleasant. The symbolism within the pieces here are fairly plain and simply understood. We come together near water, we are water, we find pleasure in water almost unanimously. It's endless horizon is hypnotic and meditative when seen from the air or the beach blanket.

Let us play on. Virginia Ivanicki-Strell, 2009




Virginia Ivanicki-Strell - After the Proposal
After the Proposal
30 x 48 Inches  
oil on canvas
$3,900 



Virginia Ivanicki-Strell - Weekend Friends
Weekend Friends
14 x 18 Inches  
oil on canvas
$1,200 



Virginia Ivanicki-Strell - Forbidden Tess
Forbidden Tess
24 x 36 Inches  
oil on canvas
$2,700 



Virginia Ivanicki-Strell - Sailor Sailor
Sailor Sailor
20 x 16 Inches  
oil on canvas
$1,400 



Virginia Ivanicki-Strell - Paradise Point
Paradise Point
18 x 24 Inches  
oil on canvas
$1,800 



Virginia Ivanicki-Strell - Beauties
Beauties
24 x 48 Inches  
oil on canvas
$3,600 



Virginia Ivanicki-Strell - Beach Complete
Beach Complete
20 x 30 Inches  
oil on canvas
$2,100 



Virginia Ivanicki-Strell - Otter
Otter
14 x 18 Inches  
oil on canvas
$1,200 



Virginia Ivanicki-Strell - Reflection
Reflection
20 x 30 Inches  
oil on canvas
$2,100 



Virginia Ivanicki-Strell - Salt Water Swim
Salt Water Swim
40 x 60 Inches  
oil on canvas
$6,000 



Virginia Ivanicki-Strell - The Kennedy Years
The Kennedy Years
40 x 60 Inches  
oil on canvas
$6,000 

(plane is a Republic RC-3 Seabee)



Virginia Ivanicki-Strell - Splash
Splash
48 x 60 Inches  
oil on canvas
$6,700 



Virginia Ivanicki-Strell - Pagent 1
Pagent 1
10 x 48 Inches  
acrylic on canvas
$2,600 



Virginia Ivanicki-Strell - Pagent 2
Pagent 2
10 x 48 Inches  
acrylic on canvas
$2,600 



Virginia Ivanicki-Strell - Noorduyn Norseman
Noorduyn Norseman
14 x 18 Inches  
oil on canvas
$1,200 



Virginia Ivanicki-Strell - Beach, Ball and Betty
Beach, Ball and Betty
40 x 60 Inches  
oil on canvas
Sold 



Virginia Ivanicki-Strell - The Hamptons
The Hamptons
24 x 48 Inches  
oil on canvas
Sold 



Virginia Ivanicki-Strell - Beaver
Beaver
14 x 18 Inches  
oil on canvas
Sold 

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