Updated: 10:24 AM, July 22, 2017

Vancouver

Her works tell of passion and childish abandon

By Ted Alcuitas

Vancouver artist Esmie Gayo Mclaren’s works will be one of several  exhibited at the ‘Work on Paper’ exhibition at Vancouver Lipont Art Centre in Richmond.

The 2017 Summer Group exhibition will run from July 15 to August 31, 2017. It  will feature the works of artists Tony Chu, Hai-Ping Lee, Neil Pan, Connie Sabo, Fiona Tang and Xiaopeng Wu and Esmie Gayo McLaren.

A visual artist, McLaren obtained her Fine Arts certificate from Emily Carr University and a degree in Biology and Psychology from the University of Alberta.

She is a past vice-president of Vancouver Asian Heritage Month Society and chaired the Generation One Art Exhibition.

McLaren is a member of  the Society of Philippine American Artists (NY); International Watercolour Society.

“Esmie Gayo McLaren’s watercolour paintings share “stories that provide healing and hope, rekindling joy and inspiration; they tell of passion, labour, simplicity, and childish abandon.” With emphasis on motion and emotion, she narrates about “lightness of spirit in whirls of skirts and spontaneous play.”

Esmie Gayo McLaren, water colour. (Provided)