Here's Telfer in front of one of his paintings - a diptych titled "Day and Night". A number of his paintings feature strong vertical lines representing trees and reeds, and he chose the perfect shirt to go with the art.
Telfer's latest work is influenced by batik technique of applying wax to fabric before dyeing it to create patterns. Telfer applies a mix of latex rubber to the paper instead of wax and the process is extremely time-consuming as layer after layer is added to achieve the desired effect. Jim is an avid traveler and his subject matter is taken from nature in various parts of the world. Clockwise from top left: "Everglade", detail of "Chicheniztza", "Stuff in Space" and detail of "Dirty Water"
My neighbor Natalie chilling on the couch under Telfer's painting "8 Ways To Explode"
I asked Natalie to take a photo of me next to the painting titled "Sagittarius" because I am one. In addition to their bold colours, some of Telfer's paintings are heavily textured, which adds to their visual appeal. It was an all-black night for me, although I did have some interesting textures going on.
The colours on the munchies table coordinated with the art on the wall
Telfer has a great eye for colour, in his art, and in his clothing, and his exhibit drew a very stylish crowd for the opening. I complimented this couple, who are both medical doctors, on their splash of orange.
This young woman drew everyone's eye in her metallic trench and boots with gold spikes on the heels
This guy's jacket drew my eye with the interesting lapel design
This mother and daughter share a love of fabulous shoes
In fact, there were so pairs of stylish footwear on the floor that at one point I just sat on the couch and shot photos of shoes. Telfer did the design on the colourful heels in the top right corner.
"Merida", with fresh shades of green and slashes of orange, was one of my personal favourites
The only work in the show that was subdued, colour-wise, was this painting titled "silver birches".
Telfer's exhibit is at the Westland Gallery in Wortley Village until May 9th