Sooke show honours artist Rin Raap

South Shore Gallery hosts event from Oct. 18-24

Rintje (Rin) Rapp

Rintje (Rin) Rapp

South Shore Gallery is hosting a memorial art show in honour of Sooke artist Rintje (Rin) Raap, featuring a selection of his pastel and acrylic paintings.

The show runs from Oct. 18 to 24 at South Shore Gallery ( 2046 Otter Point Rd.). The show’s reception is from 1 to 3 p.m. on Oct. 19.

“Forever roaming beaches in his solitary runs and treks, Rin’s paintings reflect a fascination for nature’s beauty – the ocean, sky, and driftwood sculptures on our west coast beaches,” said Coral Poser, the show’s curator.

“Rin invented a way of blending the pastel colours using his fingertips. His large (art) pieces were works of love.”

Raap immigrated to Canada in 1960 from the Netherlands and moved to the Victoria area in 1970, teaching at Camosun College and Royal Roads university.

He loved the outdoors, discovering desolate beaches, hiking, cycling and running. In 2013, at the age of 75, Raap won his age category in the Victoria Marathon.

“Rin touched many people with his kindness and charm,” Poser said.



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