Charmaine Bayntun

Category
Paint

Charmaine Bayntun

My interest in art and painting began early in life and was nurtured throughout school. I completed a Bachelor of Art Education at UBC, studying with Sam Black (painting), Gordon Steel (drawing)and Penny Goldstone (textiles). I enjoyed a successful career as an educator and school administrator in Burnaby where my last position was as the principal of Burnaby’s only Fine Arts school. Long work hours and raising a family left little time for anything else; upon retiring, my husband and I moved to Gibsons in 2013. I was greatly inspired by the many fine artists on the Sunshine Coast. It is with great pleasure that I have renewed my love for the visual.

I use watercolour or acrylic paints in both wide and closeup views to convey the essence of what captures me visually. I work both from photographic reference and from real-time observation through my studio windows. While photographs are used to remind me of the moment that my eye was “caught”, in my paintings I strive to emphasize that part of the scene that made me stop and take note visually.