I had the pleasure of attending an art show last night at the Silk Purse Gallery in West Vancouver. Not only was the artist, Sally Willcock, extremely talented she is also one of my dearest friends. Sally only took up painting a few years ago after exiting out of a long career as a teacher (and, no, she didn’t teach art). In my estimation going from a beginner to a solo show in a few short years is quite impressive. After viewing these samples of her work I am sure you will agree.
The turnout was great and the buzz about the gorgeous large format botanical pieces was so positive. One of the highlights of the evening besides the art was the entertainment. Sally still has her hand in the teaching profession and tutors students in a variety of subject matter. One of her students is an adorable 10 year old Alexandra who is “piano brilliant”. After rounds of applause from the audience she would graciously bow and continue to entertain. But on her well deserved break she ran out to the beach to play.
L to R clockwise: 10 year old Alexandra dazzling the crowd with her piano skills; The crowd at the opening; Rabbi Shmuel and Sara Birnham with Sally; Sally’s daughter Ting Shuen and Jesse Wu
I would encourage you to take a peek. The show is at the Silk Purse Gallery, 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. It runs from July 16 – 28, 2013.
By Patti Houston, owner of Flüff Design & Décor