Plein air painting — that is, painting outdoors — has been a release during the pandemic for Port Coquitlam artist Michael King.
An industrial designer by day, King heads outside twice a week to nature spots around Port Coquitlam, Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge and the North Shore to set up his easel and canvas, and apply oil paints to create a landscape.
On June 12 and 13, King will show more than 20 framed pieces from his latest collection — plus some unframed works — in his first solo exhibit.
The display will be held at the Braid Street Studios (701-2017 Kingsway Ave., PoCo).
Viewings are for 20 minutes, with a maximum of two people in the same social bubble in at one time.
Health and safety protocols are in effect.
To book a time, go online to https://tinyurl.com/CTH2021.