I am happy to be sharing the space at Morgan’s Crossing  group exhibition with the up and coming artist, Irma Bjidemast.  Irma began painting about two years ago and has completed well over 200 paintings.

Protection Masks, acrylic, 12 x 36 inches by Irma Bijdemast

IRMA’S  exhibition schedule reads like a professionals with over twenty group exhibitions, awards and solo exhibitions to her credit!  Recently she was featured on a television program and she really gave a wonderful, clear professional artist statement.  So today I am pleased to feature one of her latest art works entitled “Protection Masks!

I am reminded of the ancient world when I view Irma’s “Protection Masks” as well as the theatre and our very human need to “mask” our natures.  Her use of acrylic paint however brings this art work clearly into our contemporary world and the intensity of colours coupled with a high glaze represent to me a futuristic view.  Thus she has bridged the ancient, the contemporary and the future with her creative vision and her art language!

For further information or to purchase this very unique art work please contact Irma at

Just a reminder the MORGANS CROSSING GROUP EXHIBITION is on from September 2nd to October 3rd at #110 – 15715 Croydon Drive, South Surrey, B.C.  The other artists exhibiting are ART GIDDINGS, DRENA HAMBROOK, JESS RICE, DONNA SCHIPFEL and of course myself, LAARA WILLIAMSEN.  Hours of operation are Thursdays and Fridays; 12 to 8 pm, Saturdays 10 – 6 pm and Sundays 12 – 4 pm.  If you are in the area please drop by.  If not, you can always grab the RSS feed to stay posted.

Wishing you all much creative success and happy days!

Laara WilliamSen