Archive for August, 2012

Events, Press TREADZ Tire Art to Debut at the Luxury & Supercar Weekend 2012




Artists Raymond Chow and Stacy Sakai debut their unique TREADZ Tire Art paintings at the Luxury & Supercar Weekend, September 8-9, 2012 at VanDusen Botanical Garden!

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA (Saturday, August 11, 2012) – Raymond Chow and Stacy Sakai combine their artistic talents to create a unique series of paintings using tires to impress tread marks onto the canvas! To create these abstract expressionist works of art, tires of various types and brands are covered in paint, and then rolled across a prepared canvas. This leaves a beautiful impression of the tire, the energy of the application, and the artist’s choice of colour, direction and pressure.

About the Luxury & Supercar Weekend 2012
“For the third time in Canada this lifestyle weekend is the Nation’s finest two day outdoor showing of Luxury & Supercars. The 2012 event once again offers a unique up-close and personal opportunity to view the world’s most important examples of automotive achievements.”  Excerpt from

Registered Press & Media Only
Preview of Shaughnessy Concours d’Elegance & New vehicle displays
Friday, September 7, 2012 4:00pm – 6:00pm

About Raymond Chow
Raymond Chow is an internationally renowned artist based in Vancouver, Canada. He first became known in 1960 for his drawings of old Victorian homes and buildings. His paintings and drawings now decorate homes of prominent personalities, collectors and gallery owners. Raymond also composes music, and he enjoys collecting cars.

About Stacy Sakai
Stacy Sakai is a Canadian artist, based in Vancouver, BC. She spent her childhood in South America, Florida and northern British Columbia. From an early age, her interest in art was influenced by the teachings of her father and grandmother, both also artists. Sakai enjoys painting with freedom to create abstracts that emphasize colour, and energy.

Events TREADZ Tire Art! A Chow & Sakai Collaboration


This ongoing series of abstract expressionist paintings by Raymond Chow and Stacy Sakai is created using tires to impress tread marks onto the canvas, leaving beautiful, multi-coloured patterns.

In painting, abstract expressionism is about capturing a moment, and the energy of the application of paint. The marks left on the canvas by a particular tool, whether it’s a brush, a hand, or a tire, are a permanent record of the tool, the energy, and the artist making the mark in that particular moment in time.

To create these works of art, tires are covered in paint, and then rolled across a prepared canvas along various tracks, leaving a beautiful pattern and impression of the particular tire, and the artist’s choice of colour, direction and pressure.

The TREADZ Tire Art series will debut at a spectacular upcoming event! Details will be announced in a few days.

A close-up section of the first TREADZ painting.

Events A Busy Summer!


So much has been happening, and so fast!

On July 4th, I had an artist reception for my “One And The Same” art show at the Quinary Art Projects Pop Up Gallery in Vancouver. I was thrilled to have so many people attend the event, and visit throughout the week! The gallery project involved 14 seven day events where invited artists are presenting weekly.

A selection of my paintings is now installed at the Inner Evolution Healing Centre, which had its grand opening on August 1st. It was a beautiful event! Inner Evolution has amazing energy, and I’m so honoured to be part of it.

I’m also working on a series in collaboration with another artist. We have some very exciting things in the works, and the details will be coming out soon!

It has been a busy summer so far, and so much fun too!!!