Returning Richmond artist to exhibit collection spanning 65 years

Raymond Chow, a long-time Richmond artist who moved to Nova Scotia three years ago, will return to the city next week to host an exhibition celebrating his 65 years of creating art.

Chow, 78, was born and raised in Richmond, and started drawing when he was a kid and has committed to doing it every since.

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The upcoming exhibition will showcase around 150 pieces of paintings Chow has created over the years and is free for the public.

“I’ve been working with Raymond for 12 years. I just felt it’s about time for us to do one big show of his artwork,” said Kevan Seng, the exhibition organizer.

“I really want to showcase his different styles of work. I don’t think most people know he has such an incredible range.”

Chow is well known for his drawings of buildings, according to Seng.

“You know how architectural drawings are quite serious, well his are just full of love. They are really nice,” he said.

The exhibition will also present a figurative artwork Chow created - he did a whole series of figurative art back in the 1980s, called “Vancouver’s Beautiful People”.

“Now he gets into a lot of abstract work. He told me abstract work is the hardest work to create because he has to create it from nothing,” laughed Seng.

The exhibition will take place on March 8 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Capulat Art, which is located at #150-2288 No.5 Rd. Admission is free.

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