“Alley Lights 2”

5.5′ x 3.5′

Oil on canvas

I do admit, I have a weird fascination with alleys. Alleys, particularly at night, have always caught my eye. I think it’s perhaps it’s the way the darkness hides the dinginess, the way the light shines and lights up just the edges, the shining pieces of metal, the glimmer off a shard of glass, the garbage fading into the background. A little less of reality. Well unless you are alone and it’s a creepy alley,  but that is a whole other story.

This is a 1971 Volkswagen squareback and a 1951 Volkswagen beetle in a downtown Vancouver alley.