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Friends showing their paintings together at Artists on Elgin

Check out the exhibits by John Haynes and Douglas Bornn in January
John Haynes, whose work is shown here, exhibits at Artists on Elgin with friend Douglas Borrn in January. (Supplied) 

The work of two local artists who are longtime friends will be on display at Artists on Elgin for the month of January.

“As I See it” by John Haynes will be showcasing paintings and mono-prints, and “Exposed to Light” by Douglas Bornn will consist of photography. 

The two men last showed together in Sudbury in 1995. Artists on Elgin said it is “very pleased to bring them back together as co-exhibitors.”

Bornn has recently been drawn to attractions of the abstract world. He pushed himself out of his normal comfort zone when taking these photos. He looks at shapes, forms, blocks of colour and tone, and how they balance each other and work as a whole. 

One unique feature from his photographs for this exhibit is that they are all of rock surfaces that were exposed to light for the first time when the roads were driven through hills creating rock cuts. 

Haynes describes himself as a painter who paints emotionally and spontaneously. He has forty years of experience in the visual arts. 

To him the “process of painting” is more important and satisfying than the final product of the paintings themselves. Haynes' work reflects his feelings and moods while his paintings allow him to express his most powerful thoughts that are difficult to express using words alone. 

The exhibit runs Jan. 7 to Jan. 30, with an opening reception set for 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12.

Artists on Elgin is located at 168 Elgin St., and is open Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.