Painting the coast

Renown Tofino artist Mark Hobson will discuss his work Nov. 2

Mark Hobson will be giving a presentation at the Island Art Expo this weekend.


Renowned Canadian painter Mark Hobson is coming back to the Island Arts Expo this year, this time for a presentation and an informative talk. On Nov. 2 from 2 to 4 p.m. he will discuss the subtle nuances of light incorporated into his paintings as well as divulge his adventures and mishaps in painting the outer coast.

The Tofino artist will also show a documentary film on a project he organized which had 50 artists travelling the BC coast last year. It’s called Art for an Oil Free Coast.

Look for a feature article on Hobson in the next issue of The NEWS. In the meantime, those wishing to register for his presentation at the Island Arts Expo in Qualicum Bay, can do so at for $40.

The expo, featuring over 20 West Coast artists, takes place Nov. 2-3 at the Lighthouse Community Hall. The event features an art show and sale, workshops and demonstrations, entertainment and raffles.

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