Posted by: bluelanternstudio | January 18, 2011

The Voice of The Sea: Paintings of a Threatened Ocean

The past few months have passed in an intense flurry of painting and preparations for my largest solo exhibition to date, ‘The Voice  of the Sea: Paintings of a Threatened Ocean’. Over the Christmas ‘holidays’ I finished 4 round paintings of jellyfish … and then spent two weeks finishing a large seven panel painting about Vancouver’s Burrard Inlet. I have yet to document these last pieces, but 22 of the 31 paintings in the show can be seen here.

Lion's Mane Jellyfish, acrylic on canvas, 20" round (Artist: Robi Smith)

Thank you so much to everyone who came out to the opening reception (75+) on Thursday, January 13, and to all the families who participated in the activity day on Sunday, January 16. While I talked about 3 of my favourite fish, I was really impressed with all your questions about the outlines of the dinosaurs, the plastic bottles and the outlines of fish whose stocks are in decline. 

Here are some snaps from these two events!

Robi and local MP Fin Donnelly (Photo: Keith Jardine)

My aunt, uncle and friend in front of the jellies (Photo: Keith Jardine)

Catching up with friends (Photo: Keith Jardine)

We're in the news! Artist Suzy Stroet at left (Photo: Keith Jardine)

Artist talk during the family day at Place des Arts (Photo: Keith Jardine)

Me and Opah (Photo: Keith Jardine)

Families creating art (Photo: Keith Jardine)


  1. […] much work on a theme and stretching myself to keep it interesting and meaningful (to me at least!). The show was well received, written up in the local papers, and is the springboard for new work and […]

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