Art exhibition supports Heron Grove

Bean to Cup Coffee House presents the work of emerging artist Ian Gurney at opening Tuesday.

Ian Gurney is showing his paintings

Ian Gurney is showing his paintings

Bean to Cup Coffee House is presenting the work of emerging artist Ian Gurney for an opening night reception in its downstairs gallery Tuesday.

An emerging artist, Gurney is showing his paintings of landscapes and seascapes inspired by his many years of travel throughout England, Europe and even Saudi Arabia as a quantity surveyor in the construction industry.

Born in Leeds, England, Gurney took up painting as a form of recovery after a major surgery. Painting quickly turned into a passion and the paint brushes traveled with him everywhere he went for the next decade.

Gurney has experimented with many different mediums and says he prefers the flexibility of water-based oil paints for the type of images he conjures, and hopes to continue to capture throughout his retirement.

As part of Bean to Cup Gallery’s opening night reception, a portion of all coffee, tea and specialty drinks ordered that evening, will be donated to Vernon’s Good Samaritan Society’s Heron Grove location.

Good Samaritan is a society that provides assisted living for dementia patients and a home-like setting of one bedroom suites for those who require 24 hour professional care.

Opening night for the show is Tuesday from 7 to 9:30 p.m. and is open to the public, who are encouraged to come early, and bring a friend.

Gurney’s art will be available for viewing at the Bean to Cup for the next month.

For more information about Bean to Cup and its downstairs gallery, visit the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/beantocupgallery.