Raymond Chow celebrates latest artwork with May 11 presentation

Raymond Chow celebrates latest artwork with May 11 presentation

Raymond Chow is a nationally recognized artist.  I first became aquainted with 
his work in the early 1970's, when he painted older houses adding his own bit of
humour to them. His painting of my grandmother's Chinatown Victorian style
house now hangs in my grandmother's appartment, many decades after she left
that home.

Raymond's family paid the head tax, and lived in Richmond long before the recent
overwhelming Chinese immigration of Richmond of the last century.

"House of Joy" was a painting that Raymond did to celebrate and aid the "Save
Kogawa House" campaign. He based the painting on paintings of the House, and
of Joy when she was about 5 years old.

You are cordially invited to an exhibition featuring Raymond Chow's
latest artwork!

Date: May 11, 2006 (Thursday)
Time: anytime from 3pm to 9pm
Place: Nikkei Place, 6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby (604-777-7000)
Theme: Women in Kimonos, Landscapes of France, Hawaii, Vancouver
Inquiries: 604-274-3587 or clart@telus.net

* prize draws for original Raymond Chow's paintings
* refreshments + fun
* admission by donation

Raymond's web sites:
www.galleryartwerks.com
www.raymondchow.com

Raymond Chow's profile:
Raymond Chow is an internationally renowned artist based in Vancouver,
Canada. Graduated at UBC in Art Education, Raymond has been painting
over the last 50 years. He won his first painting award when he was 12.
He first became known in 1960s for his drawings of old Victorian homes
and buildings. His drawings of Vancouver, Victoria, Seattle, Portland,
San Francisco and Los Angeles form a unique history of the heritage of
the pacific coast. His range of art media includes watercolors,
acrylics on canvas, limited edition lithographs and geeclay prints on canvas.

His paintings on canvas reached 15 galleries across Canada, Hawaii and
the USA. Raymond travels extensively to his subject locations and he
paints portraits on request of people as well as homes and buildings.
He has painted and exhibited in many cities of Europe, USA, Hawaii and
Canada. Collectors of Raymond's work have included Indira Gandhi, Paul
Anka, Raymond Burr, David Lam etc. His paintings and drawings now
decorate homes of prominent personalities, collectors and gallery
owners.

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