The West Coast with Takao Tanabe

A critic once remarked that if you have seen one Tanabe, you have seen them all. Reknown painter Takao Tanabe does not disagree with this statement, yet it has not stopped him from painting landscapes for the past 35 years. A close examination of his canvasses reveals subtle changes in atmosphere, colour, tone and a lack of visible brush strokes. Camera and sketchbook in hand, he travels on land and sea in the North Vancouver Island area, bringing six decades of painting history to bear on the vistas and horizon line of the sea and islands.



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