Seasons Whistler Summer 2016
“In the Summer of 2014, I was very honoured and thrilled to be asked to exhibit my paintings in the lobby of the Four Season’s Hotel in Vancouver over the Gay Pride week. It was one of the most exciting and exhilerating things I have ever done. I am very please to say, I have now been invited to exhibit in the Lobby of the Four Seasons Hotel in Whistler. I have painted this collection especially for this exhibition. I have loved and skied at Whistler all my life, and I know it well. I have also seen it grow and develop from what was once the one mountain at“Creekside” with its single four seater gondola access to a double mountain resort with year round activities and developments and now linked by a Peak to Peak 20 seat Glass bottom gondola!. Whistler has now become the #1 Ski Resort in the world with its clientele coming from the four corners of the earth. Of course, it was also home to the hugely successful 2010 Olympics with the Alpine and Luge Events. I am very pleased to make this presentation of these 15 new paintings at the Four Season’s Whistler location.”
— John Ferrie —
July 31st to August 8th, 2014
Several Months ago, I received a phone call asking if I would exhibit my paintings in lobby of the Four Seasons Hotel in Vancouver. I had just closed my “Art Doesn’t Have 2 Match the Couch” show and I also had an upcoming collection to paint titled “West End Living”. Never backing down from a challenge, I accepted their gracious offer. Truth be told, I thought I would be on the lower level where the bell hops bring in luggage and where they wash the cars. I was very pleased to see I was in the main lobby. There were giant posters with my name and picture on them announcing my exhibition. The entire experience was a dream, from hanging the show with an engineer team, to all the incredible and friendly people who welcomed me. There was a lovely reception where I spoke with several groups about being an artist. With the elegant marble lobby the collection looked incredible.
I painted more recognizable images that someone might recall after touring around the city for a day. I painted a few pieces of the downtown core, gastown, Robson Street and the stadiums as well as a few “neighbourhoody” paintings. These chosen pieces spoke of the essence of the Vancouver experience.
— John Ferrie —