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“Alley Lights 2”

5.5′ x 3.5′

Oil on canvas

Sold, in Private Collection

This is a 1971 Volkswagen squareback and a 1951 Volkswagen beetle in a downtown Vancouver alley. The painting was developed from a series of photographs I took of the subjects. The colours were chosen to represent the surrealism of driving and owning a vehicle that was built 35 years and 55 years ago respectively. Both of these vehicles were daily drivers. There is something to be said for the longevity of vehicles built in the yesteryears.