Plein air painting at Cowichan Bay Maritime Centre

Two local artists are presenting their paintings at the Annex in a show titled En Attente du Printemps (waiting for spring).

On until Feb. 26, the show features Dominique Eustace and Suzanne Dionne-Coster.

Eustace is a physician from Maple Bay who “paints with a vivid palette and playful perspective.”

“Art is a celebration of life,” she said. “As a physician I witness pain and suffering so my art is created to mitigate this.”An avid cyclist, she depicts impressionistic cycling scenes and bold abstracts.

Dionne-Coster is a French immersion teacher.

“The context of the pandemic has given me a gentle nudge to include art making in my daily routine, as well as spending a lot of time outside,” she said.

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