Monday Bunch going on display

ARTIST LOUISE TRUTT is a member of the Monday Bunch. This is her painting called Water Lillies.

The Pearl Ellis Gallery presents the Monday Bunch’s Painting For Pleasure exhibit beginning April 25 and running to May 13.

All are invited to meet the artists at a meet and greet April 25 from 1  to 4 p.m. with refreshments available.

The Monday Bunch is a friendly group of artists who get together in the Lion’s Den in Comox (below the Pearl Ellis Gallery) every Monday morning from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. from September to May.

This group of enthusiastic artists gathers to paint in a non-competitive friendly environment in a variety of mediums from oils, acrylics to watercolours. They support each other’s efforts and produce a wide array of refreshing and creative work.

There is no instruction and artists experiment with their own styles and at their own pace. Their work reflects their unique personalities and they gain inspiration from each other.

Subject matter varies widely from landscapes, seascapes, florals, portraits, whimsy, wildlife, modern, inspirational and architecture.

The Monday Bunch has been in existence for over 30 years. Some of the artists such as Detty Arends, Sharon Lennox, Hans Larsen and Daphne Borden are well-known to gallery visitors.

Painting among one’s peers who enjoy the same pastime is a very relaxing and refreshing hobby that is both non-threatening and supportive. If you have ever thought of joining a group, drop in and see the artists at work. New members are always welcome.

The Pearl Ellis is located at 1729 Comox Ave. in downtown Comox.  It is wheelchair-accessible and admission is free.

For more information and a virtual tour of the show, visit or check out the Facebook page.

The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. Memberships are always available.

— Pearl Ellis Gallery


Comox Valley Record