Kenneth Elvyn Davy – Peniscola Castle

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Picture size – 40cm by 76cm.
Copyright © Kenneth Elvyn Davy

English painter
Originally from Skipton, Yorkshire, England
Ken has lived in Vinaros, Spain for the past seven years.
Ken is a musician (he plays the Euphonium) and an artist.

An English gentleman who has brought his musical and artistic talent to Vinaros, Spain. Kenneth Elvyn Davy was born near Keighley, West Yorkshire. After leaving primary school he attended Keighley Arts and Crafts College where he learnt the trade of Bookbinder, the career that he followed in England. Ken indicates that although art runs in his family, it was at the college that he became interested in painting and drawing. Many years passed, however, before he was able to follow his desire to put brush to canvass. It was when, prior to his retirement, he became a member of ¨The Craven Art College¨ in Skipton,England that he was able to focus on his art. Shortly after retiring Ken moved to Spain, giving him new vistas to paint and some time, although not as much as necessary, for his artistic endeavours.

The painting presented is of Peniscola Castle which is located close to where Kenneth lives in Spain.


Collection Western Canadian Wilderness
Copyright © Eisert Hall

08. Ancient Retrievals; Wood Buffalo Park, Alberta, Canada

4’ x 4’ recycled wood panel, sawed rounds of forested wood, acrylic

In this painting ancient Neolithic and Canadian imagery references integrate; where wild buffalo once roamed is now a stationary reference to a limited area, Wood Buffalo Park. The central circle echoes Neolithic life giving symbols even perhaps the shrine grave. Levels of polyvalent interpretation emerge from imagery juxtapositions. The bear foot marks amidst the luminous blue are reminiscent of the grand aurora of northern skies yet the beauty of its luminosity emits an almost ominous glow. Bear tracks circle the buffalo; illustrating the matter of time. The birch tree is painted in acrylic; the tree ends are sawed off circles of forest wood.

Western Canadian Wilderness.
University of Alberta, Forestry Department

Public Collection

This is the final post of the series, Meet the Artist Eisert Hall prior to her interview with CiTR Radio Station. Follow this site to listen to the interview broadcast.

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MEET THE ARTIST EISERT HALL – Part 7 – Continuing Ancient Retrievals…

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07. Ancient Retrieval Series, Encoded Memory; Ecofeminist Projects1988 – 98
Divine Signs
28” x 32,” acrylic paint, paper

After drawing, woodblock printing, working with concepts and imagery to perceive, know, understand through body, mind, memory; these art works were created spontaneously.

Resident of Malcolm Island, British Columbia, Canada, 1995 to present. Ecofeminist concepts, imagery, research and artwork began in Edmonton, late 1980s and continued to present.

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Triptych Series, 1985 -1987
This smaller painting assemblage is a 4’ x 4’ artwork related to the double triptych, “Pascal and Wilderness with Tree of Life and Tree of Death. A number of painting assemblages are created with materials and techniques related to this project.

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Triptychs Series 1985-87
The Bride, detail ; Pascal & the Wilderness, Tree of Life; Tree of Death; Angels, Bride I & II, & Pascal;
4 triptychs each, 8’ x 8’
The Bride 1985 Copyright © Eisert Hall
“…the present culture is caught between ages. This results in discomfort even confusion. As I create these works I am aware of a struggle in my own integration. The future struggling with the past, the mind wanting the spirit as integral; emotions stilled by a question that emerges from the process of creation. I do not see my own multi level struggle as a solitary quest; it is a quest resulting from an age that is demanding a more total integration. Room is being made for both the mystic and the scientist…” Excerpt, Eisert Hall Notes, 1985
Inspiration: Patterson Ewen, Mural painting, 1981, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada; Residencies intermittent; New York 1984-5, Research; New York; Marcel Duchamps, a urinal, “Fountain;” Robert Rauschenberg, Paintings, Combine works; Claus Oldenberg and Coose van Bruggan, soft sculptures of utilitarian electronic objects, ; 12th century Italy, Cimabue, Duccio, Massacio, Uffizi Gallery; Leighton Artist Centre 1985, Banff, Alberta, Canada.
Exhibitions; 1990- 91 Works Festival; Edmonton, Alberta Canada; 1987 Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada;
1991- 92 Combine Paintings, 2’x 4’ Design Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada;
1989, Dialogue Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; 1989 Neopersona, New York, USA

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A EISERT ChoiceSay,See.Hea. Do Noth.PB033556-001 (1) (1)
Powers 1984 Copyright © Eisert Hall

“The man described for us, whom we are invited to free, is already in himself the effect of subjection much more profound than himself. A ‘soul’ inhabits him and brings him to existence…the soul is the effect and instrument of political anatomy; the soul is the prison of the body.”
― Michel Foucault, Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison

This interactive installation presented three large paintings. Only one of the three is shown here: Choice: See, Hear, Say Do Nothing; 9 X 16 feet;
Other paintings: The Prisoner’s Story, 9 x 25 feet; And Powers, 9 x 16 feet. Text of Stanford University Experiment, 1971 and reflecting surfaces posted.

Inspiration: Community life, perception, observation, studies and reflection.
Books: Michel Foucault: The Birth of the Prison; Aldus Huxley, 1984.
Volunteer work, Correctional Institute, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada; Sociology Studies, University of Lethbridge; Residency in New York and travel to Rome, Florence, Italy. Research: Museums, Cathedrals, Uffizi Gallery, Florence; Medieval Painters generally including Cimabue, Duccio.

Exhibition: Peace Conference, Montreal.

Supported by Canada Council Award

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This is a biography and autobiography of the art work of Eisert Hall, a Canadian artist.  Eisert is an award winning Canadian artist living off the west coast of Vancouver Island, Canada.

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Eisert Hall will choose paintings to share with you and will provide  comments about each work posted.  Enjoy our online gallery.

1978 Environments Within & Without – Communication Centres

Artist´s Comment

This two dimensional collage photograph shows one of seven box puppet centers of Eisert Hall’s interactive installation, the first of its kind exhibited at the Southern Alberta Art Gallery. Curator, Allan McKay, Inspiration: Toronto, 1958 / 64; New York, 1969 / 70, Canada Council Award.

From  M. McLuhan, The Medium is the Message.

 When information is simultaneous from all directions at once, the culture is auditory and tribal regardless of its past or its concepts.”

‘Environments are not passive wrappings, but active processes which work us over completely, massaging the ratio of the senses and imposing their silent assumptions. But environments are invisible. Their ground-rules, pervasive structure, and overall patterns elude easy perception.

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Mozart Cafe


A Sonata of Sharing – Lola’s Gift to Mozart Cafe, Vinaros, Spain

My art experience was enriched during a recent vacation. This is a story of sharing with
particular Spanish flavour. In my travels there are few places that can match the manner
in which the Spanish share their friendship with one another. Despite their regional
differences their openness seems part of Spanish character.

Café Mozart had recently been renovated and redecorated. There were several new
paintings and photographs displayed in the café. Each day that I attended the café to
check my internet messages I saw the owner, Sergio, spending a considerable amount of
time admiring one painting. When I asked him why he was paying so much attention to
that painting, he explained that it was a gift that had been given to him by a client who
often stops by the café for coffee. He had taken it to his home but loved it so much that
he decided to bring it to the café. You could see his gratitude for the gift each time he
looked at it.

When speaking with the lady who had given the gift, I learned that she was originally
from Monovar, a city in the Alicante region of Spain. Monovar was her birthplace
and the painting was that of an artist, Felicita Gran, from that region. Lola is proud of
her birthplace and enjoys telling people about the foods of the region and its special
buildings and events. The painting is a landscape but what makes it special is the story
that unfolded about its new home at Café Mozart. Although it could have been a piece
of silent history, when I heard the story of the gift I thought it worthy of sharing with the
press in Vinaros and Alicante to show the interaction of people from the two regions of
Spain. It is a story that says something about the character of the Spanish that helps to
explain why Spain is a country so attractive to visitors. People are welcomed not only by
the sun and beautiful beaches but also by the people of Spain with their open and warm
character. Mozart café brings us a new sonata, the soft music of sharing.

La Sonata – Un Regalo de Lola al Café Mozart, Vinaros, España

Durante una de mis breves visitas a España, mi experiencia artistica se ha
enriquecido. Para mí, esta historia tiene un sabor particularmente español,
un regalo de amistad y el intercambio que a menudo puedes experimentar en
España. En mis viajes, son pocos los lugares en los que me encuentro con un
sentido de apertura y compartir. Sigo impresionada por la manera en la que
la gente española ofrece su amistad a los demás. A pesar de las diferencias
regionale esto forma parte del carácter español.

Café Mozart ha sido recientemente renovado y redecorado. Vi que Sergio, el
propietario, pasaba una cantidad considerable de tiempo admirando un cuadro
colgado en un rincón del restaurante. Le pregunté por qué miraba con tanta
atención la pequeña pintura y me explicó que era un regalo de un
cliente que a menudo se detiene en la cafetería para tomar un café. Dijo que le
encantaba la pintura, tanto que se decidió llevarlo a la cafetería. Puedo apreciar
la gratitud en su rostro cuando mira la pintura. Lola, el cliente, se siente
orgulloso de compartir un regalo de su tierra natal Monovar.

Lola ha adquirido recientemente la pintura de paisajes del artista, Gran Felicita,
de Monovar se encuentra en la región de Alicante. La pintura es un paisaje pero
lo que hace que esta pintura especial es la historia que se desarrolla alrededor
de su lugar en Café Mozart. Ahora se ha convertido en parte de la historia de la
cafetería. A pesar de que podría haber sido otra pieza de la historia en silencio,
cuando me enteré de la historia que quería compartir con la prensa en Vinaros y
en la región de Alicante, así como a mis lectores en

Es una historia que ayuda a explicar por qué España es un país que atrae
a tantos visitantes. ¿Por qué la gente de todo el mundo sabe que será bien
recibido, no sólo por el sol y las playas hermosas, sino también por la gente
de España y su carácter abierto y cariñoso. Café Mozart y el paisaje poco nos
trae una nueva pieza de música, una sonata de calidez y amistad que se ven a
menudo en España.

Text © 2012 Charalee Graydon