Friday, September 29, 2006

ANDREW CHEDDIE SOOKRAH


Opening at the Lawless Gallery, Grafton - - darkened spaces full of light-the Figure Paintings & Arctic Landscapes of ANDREW CHEDDIE SOOKRAH

Sept 30th – Nov 12th, 2006 Artist’s Reception - Sat. Sept 30th, 6pm

“Sookrah’s paintings are like conversations; passionate, clear and subtle. A member of the Arts & Letters Club and the Society of Canadian Artists, his exploration of landscapes and the human figure are as intimate, spontaneous and informal as they are bold, adventurous and accomplished”

Sookrah is an Elected Member of the Society of Canadian Artists. He was born in Guyana, South America. Art training started at Queen's College, Georgetown and continued when he immigrated to Canada in 1974, he studied part-time at the Ontario College of Art, George Brown College and Ryerson University. Andrew has been painting since 1969 and works in oils, watercolour, and acrylic. As a member of the Arts and Letters Club of Toronto since 1989, he has been active on their Art Committee.

Sookrah’s work has been exhibited in Toronto at the Outdoor Show at City Hall, the Distillery District Art Show and included in group shows at the Arts and Letters Club where he recently completed a successful solo show of his figurative paintings in May/June 2004. In May 2005 Sookrah presented a solo show of landscape and figurative paintings at The Lodge on Amherst Island, which included a demonstration of landscape and portrait painting.


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