The Colors of Burma from Photo to Oil

The Colors of Burma from Photo to Oil

The Colors of Burma

The PV Library is pleased to present a new photography and painting exhibit at the Malaga Cove Art Gallery. “The Colors of Burma from Photo to Oil” will run from June 1 - June 30 with an artist’s reception on June 10 from 2 to 5 PM.

The art show is a collaboration between internationally known artists David Heath and Michael Cinnamond. David’s photography series titled Burma: An Enchanted Spirit will be on display along with painted versions of the same photos by Michael. David and Michael will discuss how they worked on this project together on June 1 at 4:00 PM.

As a world adventure photographer, David Heath fell in love with the mystical world of Burma (Myanmar).  He spent over 5 years exploring the land and meeting the people, including the new leader of Burma, Aung San Suu Kyi.  David’s travels in Burma have culminated in his photographic journal, a book called “Burma: An Enchanted Spirit.”

David Heath treats the viewfinder of his camera like a canvas.  He has learned how to frame what he sees in landscapes, seascapes, architecture, and people as if he were drawing them.

It is this unique talent as an artist, more than a photographer, which inspired the idea to begin collaboration with fine artist and painter, Michael Cinnamond.  Both David and Michael were excited about creating a show, which would allow the viewers to feel and see the interpretation of David’s photographs, especially after Aung San Suu Kyi saw one of Michael’s paintings and commented, “He sees the colors of Burma”.

Michael’s choice of colors and composition awaken the artist in all who view his work.  Each oil painting or collage represents what he feels from David’s capture of the moment, and Michael’s previous travels to Burma in the 1970’s.  There is a story being told, which represents the beauty of Burma.

This art exhibit is part of the Art in Our Library program at the Palos Verdes Library District. The library is committed to providing a dynamic and ever responsive art exhibitions and event programs to the Palos Verdes community.  Rotating exhibitions can be enjoyed at all our libraries.  The Art in Our Library program gives our community free access to the visual arts, while promoting local artists and creative community groups.

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