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Peace of Soul featured in Kamloops Arts Council's main gallery

July 03, 2015 - 8:46 AM

KAMLOOPS - The Kamloops Arts Council is hosting another great solo exhibition in their Main Gallery this month. Peace of Soul will feature airbrushed acrylic paintings by William Dallimore, one of which will be of 98.3 CIFM's Stan and Hank.

William Dallimore is an airbrush artist who specializes in photorealism.  In his portraits he seeks to 'paint the hidden angel', blending the subject's unique personality with his vision of their inner being. A Welshman living in Sun Peaks, Canada, Will primarily works in acrylic on canvas and deep textured acrylic. With the exception of his first crayon murals, his artistic abilities were encouraged from an early age. His formal tuition in the art world resulted in his graduation from London's South Bank University with a degree in Special Effects, dovetailing nicely with his natural gifts for creative imagery.

Over the past 19 years, William has consistently produced meticulous airbrush art, naturally drawn to the exquisite detail that this medium can produce. He enjoys the freedom of trying out new ideas on many surfaces; from canvas to walls to vehicles to just about any paintable object! More recently Will has incorporated sculpture into his pieces, creating deeper texture and depth.  This adds dimension and develops changes in perception depending on the view point.

William's dedicated attention to detail results in many of his pieces being mistaken for photographs. His portraiture and wall sculptures are gaining recognition globally.  Will was the 2012 artist of choice for display at Mike Wiegele's Heli Ski, has had art auctioned with Sotheby's Sun Peaks, won 2nd place for best in show at the Williams Lake Artwalk and won the people's choice award at the 2014 Kamloops Arts Council's Art Exposed exhibition. "The challenge I have set for myself is that of close visual replication, always working to incorporate ever finer lines and details. As a result of this, Photo Realism has held a fascination for me since first picking up a pencil or brush. My goal is to create paintings which are as close to photographic as possible," said William. 

?William's artwork truly replicates the human figure or the subject matter with an exact likeness. The portraits of Stan and Hank are sure to be a highlight of William's solo exhibition. The images will be unveiled once the show opens on Thursday, July 9th, 2015 at 10:00am. An opening reception will be hosted the same night from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. 
?The Kamloops Arts Council's Main Gallery is open Tuesday to Friday from 10am to 5pm, and Saturdays until 4pm. The gallery is located in the Old Courthouse Cultural Centre along with other great arts non-profit organizations, such as Theatre BC and Arnica Artist Run Centre.  

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