For over 4 weeks, I have been preparing my motorcycle for my upcoming expedition to Baja and mainland Mexico. During my 5 week journey, starting on Feb 15, 2013, I will be sketching on location to capture in my drawings the beauty and unique culture of Mexico. In order to undertake such journey I had to slightly modify my BMW R1150 Rockster by installing touring handlebar and rerouting all the cables and lines. The factory plastic BMW luggage was replaced by Touratech aluminum cases and rear GIVI top box to be able carry all necessary gear for such a long journey. I also installed engine guards and GPS handlebar unit.
It is not much different from back packing or kayaking in terms of packing the gear. It has to be selective, limited choice of most necessary items. The weather and landscape will change gradually as I will be driving from Nanaimo to LA and on to Mexico. I am excited to capture ever-changing scenery in my work as I ride camp and hike on my way to Cabos and then on to Copper Canyon, Mexico.
This exhibition features 12 large oil on canvas works, a series of conté sketches from my travels, plus a series of en plein air from my various extreme travels. Please come see me, my paintings and my motorbike at the gallery on Saturday May 4!
Artist Reception: Saturday, May 4, 1-3 pm