Douglas Fisher, "Moments of reflection"
Douglas Fisher, "Moments of reflection" 2012, Broad Leaf Maple, 23.5" x 1.5".
Born: 1965, Thunder Bay, ON
Lives/Works: Parksville, BC
Price Range: $600 to $4,000
Larry and Gillian Hanlon opened Peninsula Gallery in Sidney, BC, in 1986. Today they exhibit art in a wide range of media and genres. They are currently seeing interest in colourful paintings, as well as bronze sculptures, both large-scale outdoor art, and smaller pieces for inside, as well as innovative wood sculpture.
Douglas Fisher’s beautiful West Coast-themed wood sculptures are one of their recommendations for new collectors. Fisher’s work stands out for its impeccable design, carving, dyeing and workmanship. His work has been featured on the front cover of major publications like American Woodworker, and included in many international exhibitions, notably From Tree to Treasure: An International Invitational Exhibition of Turned or Sculpted Wood at the Franklin G. Burroughs /Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina this year. The majority of his pieces are wall sculptures, but his free-standing sculptures, vessels and bowls are also very collectable.
The Hanlons urge new collectors to keep their minds open. They tell the story of being invited to a housewarming party by a couple who had previously bought some small pieces from them. They immediately sensed the home was the ideal setting for a major Tim Cherry sculpture they were expecting. When it arrived in the gallery they invited the client to come have a look. He came and he loved it. It was the first sculpture he had ever bought. Since then he has collected several sculptures by different artists. In fact, sculpture has become his passion.