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Art envisions astral travels

New Horizon, by Dawn Derringer is among the paintings on display at Good Day Sunshine Café on King George Boulevard.  - Contributed photo
New Horizon, by Dawn Derringer is among the paintings on display at Good Day Sunshine Café on King George Boulevard.
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Semiahmoo Peninsula artist Dawn Derringer’s current show of paintings, Peripeteia, runs at Good Day Sunshine Café, 100 - 2950 King George Blvd., until Jan. 31.

An agent, executive director and project co-ordinator for more than 35 years in the movie, television and recording industries, she has also been painting since the age of four.

A native of North Vancouver, Derringer furthered her artistic education at Grant MacEwan University College in Edmonton, receiving the Grant MacEwan Multimedia Award in 1995.

Refocusing on her artwork over the last two years, Derringer has studied with accomplished Canadian painter Dianne Alexandria McRae.

Following an exploration of acrylics, she is now experimenting with watercolours to create expressionistic, semi-abstract works inspired by polyphonic composition, dramatic contrasts, sensual colours and a quest for inner peace.

These themes are highly evident in her latest work, which envisions ‘astral travels’ through a dream technique called astral projection – allowing the human spirit to travel beyond the earthly forces of chaos and confusion.

The title Peripeteia, drawn from Greek philosophy, represents a “sudden or unexpected change of situation or events; a turning point or reversal of circumstances.”

For more information on Derringer’s show and café opening hours, call 778-989-0369.

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