New works by an emerging Woodstock abstract artist are on exhibition at a London gallery.

New works by an emerging Woodstock abstract artist are on exhibition at a London gallery.
Mike Brouse’s Visual Language is at ArtWithPanache until Oct. 27, with the artist on hand for an opening reception Friday.
“Mike’s artistic journey began after his retirement (from Woodstock Hospital) in 2010, painting representational landscapes and figurative works and has evolved into his newest paintings of soul-searching nonrepresentational abstraction in the amazingly short period of seven years,” said gallery owner Audrey Cooper.
“His creative skills partnered with his vivid imagination have allowed him to attain a dreamlike quality that challenges the viewer to perceive new perspectives in the unexpected shapes and colours of his brush strokes on his large canvases.”
This is Brouse’s third solo exhibition.
At the reception, Brouse will talk about his journey “from a beginning style of realism to his present works of nonobjective abstract art.”
In press materials, Brouse said various workshops and daily painting helped advance his skills and “I intend to continue working with thick and textured oils and acrylics making art that I consider to be a free and open visual conversation with the viewer.”
Brouse has studied with well-known Ontario artists, including Lila Lewis Irving of the Haliburton School of arts, Susanne Clark and Laurie Wonford Nolan.
Info
What: Visual Language, an exhibition of new works by artist Mike Brouse.
When: Until Oct. 27 with an opening reception at 2 p.m. Friday.

Where: ArtWithPanache, 140 Fullarton St.