‘Mystical’ artist will read from his book in Deep Bay

Charles van Sandwyk, an artist from Vancouver, will be presenting his work and signing books for local fans

CARLI BERRY

news@pqbnews.com

The Deep Bay Marine Field Station will be getting a special guest on Sunday.

Charles van Sandwyk, an artist from Vancouver, will be presenting his work and signing books for local fans.

The presentation will run from 2 p.m. for approximately an hour and half, said Sharon Waugh of the Salish Sea Market.

The Salish Sea Market carries van Sandwyk’s art.

This is the second time van Sandwyk has visited the marine station and his presentation is for children and adults alike.

For his presentation, van Sandwyk will read from one of his books. Last year, approximately 80 people showed up for the signing, Waugh said.

van Sandwyk, she said, spends half the year in Fiji creating his stories and artwork and the other half in Vancouver. According to his biography, he spends the time in Fiji living in a grass house. He was born in South Africa originally,  and moved with his family to Vancouver in 1977.

He won an Alcan award for one of his novels: A Selection of Neighbourly Birds.

Waugh described his work as “mystical.” The National Library of Canada maintains an archive of his work.

“Any contact with an artist is important,” she said. “People want connection to creativity.”

Tickets are $10. To reserve them call 778-424-2012 or e-mail insight@salishseamarket.com.

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