Photos: (Top) “Peony and Patterns” by Channing Holland. (Bottom) “Tanager” by Channing Holland.


The Pearl Ellis Gallery presents “Colour Vision”, paintings by local artist Channing Holland, from March 12th to 30th. The show is a celebration of colour and patterns expressed through the artist’s interests in nature, especially botanical subjects and flowers, historical architecture and religious symbolism and imagery.

Weaving together these interesting but rather varied and somewhat unrelated elements has been the focus and the challenge of this exhibition. The patterns come from Channing’s travel photographic records, Art Nouveau, studies in plant form and design, decorative and ornamental design, even wallpaper and textile designs. Birds, flowers, Celtic knotwork and cathedral stained glass windows become the framework to hold these elements together.

Channing studied Fine Art at the University of Toronto, Ontario College of Art and North Island College. Her work is held in private, corporate and government collections. She is a member of the Comox Valley Printmakers Association working with etching, drypoint and collagraph techniques.

An opening reception will be held on Saturday, March 16th from 1 pm to 3 pm.  Everyone is welcome. Admission is free.

The Pearl Ellis Gallery is located at 1729 Comox Avenue in Comox. Open Tuesday-Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm, closed Sunday/Monday. Free admission.

For more information about the gallery, and to see a virtual display of the exhibition, visit


Kate Kokotailo

Pearl Ellis Gallery