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REPORTING · 15th April 2013
Walter McFarlane
Dianne Postman, Micky McCulley, Noreen Spence and Judy McCloskey, from Terrace, opened their exhibit: Out on a Limb, at the Kitimat Museum and Archives on Friday, April 5th. The name of the exhibit comes from the concept of taking a risk in showing one’s work to the public.

“We started with a photo reference and it happened at Noreen’s Workshop,” said McCloskey.

“I gave a tree painting workshop and we worked from reference photos rather than taking people out into the forest,” said Spence.
She told us they were working from photographs of trees rather than go into the forest because the November weather was not cooperating with them and there was snow on the ground.

“I was quite astonished with the variation in interpretations from a photograph and from there, the exhibit idea springs,” said Spence.

The exhibit features the photo reference and four different takes from that reference. All the women were artists before the exhibit. Most of the paintings are acrylic, there is also gloss and water colour.