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Sandra is a professional acrylic artist with a love of landscape rhythms and clever color presentation that captivates her audience! She studied at UBC under the tutelage of fine artists and mentors, Jack Shadboldt an Gordon Smith. They are among our best known BC artists and teachers. Sandra's love of impasto technique and yummy colors comes from Vincent van Gogh and Emily Carr influences. Her ability to make the unseen in landscape to be seen is her strength and passion. Her work is in collections across Canada, the United States, and Europe. Locally, she has a mural inside the entrance of the Osoyoos Elementary School. It represents the endangered species in the area. She is a retired school teacher who teaches new artists how to paint in acrylics and also paints with her grandchildren.
Julie was born is Scotland but raised in South Africa and Zimbabwe before relocating to Canada in 1991. Julie is a self taught artists who loves all kinds of media. Subject wise she is drawn to faces and figures, both human and animal although not exclusively.
She started in art by doing a lot of art journaling and was teaching at her local supply store before moving to Osoyoos. Julie recently started a YouTube channel predominately featuring tutorials on art journaling and gelli printing techniques. Her African influences show up in many of her works.
Julie's website: https://juliebrash.art.com
As an "abstract impressionist", I paint with spontaneity and enjoy expressing my enthusiasm in the moment. I start with color, a hint of an agenda and everything evolves from that point.
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Education: Acadia University, Masters degree, Faculty of Management and Education; UBC, Bachelor of Recreation Education
Current exhibitions: Here's The Thing Winery, Solo Exhibit, Oliver, BC 2018-2020 seasons; Burrowing Owl Winery Guest House, 2017-2020 seasons; Bordertown Winery, 2017-2020 seasons; Osoyoos Credit Union, 2019-2020.
In the early stages of my career I worked as an Arts and Camp, Crafts Instructor for the Burnaby Boys and Girls Club; as an assistant at the Burnaby Art Gallery; and then a Recreation Coordinator in Northern BC. After completing my degree and Masters degree I was employed in the health care field for over 15 years in the position of Recreation Manager/Reception Therapist. I have instructed at the college and university level. I have travelled extensively and worked with children onboard cruise ships for five years. After having instructed an Event Management Program in Vancouver I settled in the Southern Okanagan. I am now focusing on my art creativity, and my recent line of ArtWear clothing. I presently work with special needs and love living in wine country. I am inspired by light shadows, and reflections. I use iridescent and interference paints that change depending on the angle and light intensity. Working in the winery field has influenced my paintings and I draw upon the farm life and working vineyards. I have previously worked with watercolor, acrylics, stained glass and other media. I am now focusing on acrylics and resin, incorporating multi-media and utilizing recycled items in order to give them a new purpose. My most recent works have been reproduced onto limited edition clothing items. The clothing is Canadian made manufactured in Montreal. Ask about my masks dresses leggings tops and decor items. I don't take my art too seriously and nor should you! There is humor in some of my pieces. I like to relate to people of all ages. My work is light-hearted at times whimsical, and sometimes multi-purposeful. Try looking at my art from all angles...
Contact Lorraine at: https://artwearchic.com
MICHAEL ARNE JORDEN
A love of art and a passion for the west have been a feature of his life since boyhood. The two have come together in his choice of painting subjects and whether the subject is landscape horses early modes of transportation of figurative works the accurate depiction of the west in its many manifestations is his goal. Recent works include a series of Kettle Valley railroad scenes for the age of steam, early stage coach scenes from the South Okanagan the depiction of packing and guiding in the Rockies a southern BC and interior landscapes. He is one of the founders of the South Okanagan Artists' Cooperative Gallery which can be found at: http://www.okanaganartgallery.ca
He is also represented by the Lost American Gallery of Longview, Alberta.
I live in Rock Creek. I have been painting for about 6 years. I enjoy painting on glassware and watching my projects come together into something I can be proud of. My goal is to have others enjoy them just as much as I do. Your projects are only limited to your imagination no matter what medium you are using.
I began painting about 14 years ago when my daughter suggested that I do a painting It wasn't very good but I loved the creativity and kept doing it. I'd been away from it for 7 years and I walked through a gallery one day and it sparked something in me and now I'm painting again. I love to get my art work out into the public and I also enjoy meeting other people, like me, to see what they are creating. There is no end to what your mind can put on a canvas. I hope to see my creativity expand from here.
I was born in Montreal and lived there until 1997 when my husband, Art, and I moved to Calgary. We spent our winters in Osoyoos, BC and now have made Osoyoos our year round home. After retiring in 2007, I was looking for a hobby and joined Artists on Main, formerly known as the Osoyoos Painters and Potters. With the help of fellow members I began to learn this new craft and a love of doing art developed. I took several workshops from artists such as Bonny Roberts, Sandra Albo, and Sharon Leonard as well as learning from art videos and books. People ask me where I get my inspirations. It is very simple really, my inspirations come from life. I remember places we visited, observation of nature, or just plain old day dreams. Trying to put it down on canvas or paper is challenging but that is the reason I keep on painting. The joy of learning and the pleasure of painting every day is rewarding in itself. I sincerely hope that you will enjoy viewing my work as much as I enjoyed creating it.
Sharon Leonard is a multimedia artist best known for her sunflower pictures. Using mediums in watercolor, pastel, oil and acrylic her colors are vibrant while conveying a mood or theme. She finds creating portraits especially satisfying, when they tell a story. Drawing and painting, since the age of 16, Sharon is mainly self-taught but has taken advantage of courses offered by the Federation of Canadian Artists and other groups to advance her skills. An active member in the community, she teaches art from her studio and in the community. Sharon's work is displayed in Penticton, Picture This Gallery, Osoyoos Art Gallery, East Bench Studio and numerous businesses and wineries.
After an intense and time consuming career as a Certified Management Accountant/CPA, I retired with my husband and Siamese cat to our straw bale home on a small acreage in the South Okanagan, joined a local art group in Oliver in 2015, discovered collage as my preferred medium using waste paper and other recycle materials and completed my first collage that spring.
After winning the popular vote at the Oliver Community Art Council Fall Show and Sale in the category of Other Media for two years, in 2017, I submitted a collage, (with trepidation), to Salt Spring National Art Prize, (SSNAP) and was selected as a finalist, then, awarded one of three Jurors awards at the closing Gala. My images combine big picture perspective and attention to detail that worked so well during my work life plus a fascination with the variety and complexity of landscapes. I am proud of my First Nation heritage on the northwest coast and feel most grounded on the natural land where our stewardship role is held sacred.
Wendy Provins moved to Keremeos seven years ago and is inspired daily by the beauty of the Similkameen and Okanagan valleys. Wendy paints mainly in acrylics and mixed mediacollage and is often referred to as a colorful whimsical artist. She is known for her signature birch tree paintings. Wendy is a member of Artists on Main Osoyoos, the Okanagan Art Gallery, and President of the South Similkameen Art Society. She has been juried into Lake Country Art Walk for the last five years. Wendy is happy to welcome people into her home studio and offers courses throughout the year.
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Janet was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Following a career with the federal government, she and her husband retired to their lake home in Belair, Manitoba. They spent winters in Texas, where she became interested in painting as a hobby. In 2012, after three years of travel between Manitoba and Texas, they decided to move to beautiful Osoyoos. Jane joined Artists on Main Osoyoos and has attended several workshops held by the organization's talented members. Acrylic is her medium of choice. She paints a wide variety of subjects and loves color.
Peter Scott is an Osoyoos based artist and art educator who paints skies and landscapes of the Okanagan and Cariboo areas. For thirty years Peter taught art photography, and graphics at the high school, elementary, an college levels in the northern Cariboo region of British Columbia. Peter trained at UBC during the 1970's where he earned his B.Ed in art education. Peter's impressionistic style is influenced by BC artists Toni Onley, Emily Carr, and Gordon Smith. He exhibits his work in local wineries, galleries, and various shows throughout the province.
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I was born and raised in Thunder Bay, Ontario. My husband and I have 2 adult children and 4 grandchildren. We now live in Keremeos, BC. I had a career as a travel agent an also worked in an art gallery in Surrey for a few years. I started art classes years ago and have been enjoying creating my pieces. It is a never ending learning experience for me. I love enjoying the work of other artists an the skills they have. I work with acrylics and I hope to be able to keep learning and painting for as long as I can.
Ilene Steele resides in Osoyoos BC., is self-taught and has taught and has painted most of her adult life. Ilene's preferred medium is watercolors and subjects include a variety of still life and florals primarily from the Okanagan and California regions. In recent years she has developed a passion for painting vintage vehicles. Ilene's paintings hang in homes in Japan, California, Oregon, Alberta, and British Columbia.
Artist's prints of all of Ilene's paintings are available upon request. Costs vary depending on size and paper quality plus shipping costs (if required).
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Constantly exploring new and exciting mediums Diane Zorn experiments with paper, paint, wood, and fibers. The process of mixing beads with paint and resin is her latest adventure in art.