SUPPORTING ARTS & CULTURE IN THE NORTH OKANAGAN

Artists & Artisans

Linda Wadley
Linda’s paintings exhibit a vibrant use of colour and the Group of Seven is evident in her landscapes. All paintings are original in oil or acrylic, most of which have been painted alla prima on location en plein air in the Canadian Rockies. Linda is now relocated in Vernon with the move from Jasper East, AB. and is looking forward to creating the landscapes of the North Okanagan Valley. The rhythm of energetic and interesting brushwork shows the love of the outdoors and is also appealing. Linda holds a Fine Art Certificate in drawing and painting from the University of Alberta.

lindawadleyart@gmail.com                 250-260-5227

Roberta Grewcock

Roberta lives and works in Kelowna, B.C., Canada as a Professional Artist. She attended Okanagan University in Kelowna, graduating in Fine Arts. Her works are Abstract Expressionism. She has exhibited all over the world. Roberta was given the Nelson Mandela Human Rights Award, praised for her personal theory, anthropological and linguistic research, as applied to the concept of Contemporary Art.,She was also made a "MASTER" of Contemporary Art. Roberta is a member of them"elite" Amsterdam Whitney Gallery of Chelsea New York. In their own words; " The Spiritual artistic Journey that you portray in your stellar oeuvre was quite impressive and a triumph of personal expression. We salute you on your Dynamic textural sense and powerful visceral shapes. Your emotive quality reflects fine talent. You seize the essence of emotional and physical experience. Your art is marvellous and your compositions are stellar. Critical review by Dr. Salvatore Russo; " Grewcock's works are hurricanes that scream the truth, marking the foundation of an informal painting of the highest level. Fascinating works, destined to remain in the memory for many years.
Al Price-Hecate Farm Pottery
Prior to moving to Armstrong just over two years ago, Al Price took eight years of pottery classes with internationally acclaimed potter and teacher Louisa Leibman in North Vancouver, and established his own studio there. Since arriving, Al has been growing Hecate Farm Pottery in a 25x45-foot straw-bale building in Spallumcheen, with two raku kilns and an electric kiln, three wheels and plenty of space and tools. His work includes decorative and functional pieces of electric firing, raku, naked raku, sagger fire and horsehair fire. He has done some teaching of beginners for community groups, and drop-in time for beginner and experienced potters can be arranged. Future plans include workshops with visiting potters, and possibly a large space for group pit firing. The studio is open on request.
Phone (250)-546-0547              hecatefarm@gmail.com
Al Scott- Breakaway Pottery
Al Scott is the owner operator of Breakaway Pottery having a teaching studio at Keddleston School. He and his students have held three shows at the Vernon public art gallery and personally shows his work at Odin Galleryat Silver Star Mountain Ski Resortand the Vernon public art gallery.Al was initially introduced to making pottery in 1974 and studied with Noboru Kubo in Edmonton for 5 yearswhere he also practiced as a clinical psychologistbefore retiring to Vernon BC in 1997. He continues to annually refine his ceramic skills at Metchosin International Summer School of the Arts at Pearson College near Victoria BC.
www.breakawaypottery.com                        agscott@telus.net

Sharon Wickstrom-Homespun Haven
Sharon was born and raised in Enderby and feels her appreciation and involvement in various arts forms has been influenced by the natural beauty of the North Okanagan. Always interested in a wide array of textile arts, Sharon expanded her knowledge of fibre when she began to spin and weave in the 60's. This has become a life long passion and her work has won numerous awards and has been shown in several art galleries. She now teaches workshops throughout western Canada and her weaving is owned by people in countries around the world. Sharon has taken her love of colourone step further by taking up painting and works mostly in watercolour. She loves the fluid blending of pigments which creates optical mixes similar to the blends of yarns in her weaving.
Phone (205)546-3225                      www.homespunhaven.com

 


Anne Miller
Anne Miller is a water colour artist though she also works in pen and ink and acrylics occasionally. She painted six hours per day 260 days a year for 15 years and then cut her hours back in the last 10 years. She still paints almost daily and has had 15 solo shows.
Phone(250)545-5932            www.amillerwatercolours.com

Sheila Campbell
Sheila Campbell is an abstract and semi-abstract painter who is inspired by nature and intuitively expressed her feelings through mixed media . She has exhibited and been in juried shows throughout the Okanagan and feels privileged to have sold paintings to people around the globe.

Howard Brown

Howard, an artist and poet has no formal education in either of these fields but holds a BA9hon) and MA degrees in philosophy from the University of Alberta. He and his wife, Alice, retired in 2007after 25 year careers as industrial electricians and enjoy living in Enderby. the year 2003 was the turning point for Howard's artistic endeavors. This was the year he published his first book of poetry and the year he became a member of the North Okanagan Artists Association (NOAA) and began exhibiting at Gallery Vertigo in Vernon. Howard is a founding member of the Enderby Artist Initiative and continues to be a studio artist at Gallery Vertigo
Phone (250)838-2553

Darcie Hodge
Darcie is an award winning mixed media artist. She lives in Armstrong with her husband and their two children. Darcie enjoys working with watercolour, acrylics, ink, pencils and less conventional materials like coffee and teas. She often donates her art to support charities and non profit organizations important to her including Engineers Without Borders and fundraising campaigns to help preserve the Splatsin language.www.darciehodge.com                 darciehodge@hotmail.com

Cynthia Kelly
Cynthia is a self directed artist and has had the pleasure of learning with many internationally known artists. Her primary work is acrylic on canvas with varied subject matter. Thematically Cynthia's work is of a subliminal nature, organic and evolves with the viewer as "hidden" things become visible. She is currently in Phoenix AZ where she is working on new paintings.

Lyn Fraser
Lyn loves watercolour painting and creating jewelery with gemstone beads and silver. She has created a studio space that is open to the general public and is supporting as many local artists and artisans as possible by displaying their creations for sale. Lyn invites you to come for a visit, relax with a cup of tea and view fabulous art at For Your Eyes Only Gift Gallery
Phone(250)309-3364           2855 Moray St. Armstrong                 Open Saturdays 11am-5pm or call to make appointments

Sunny Cameron- Trilobite Designs
Sunny's love for art and design has been a part of her life since she was a child. She grew up in a family where art, music and design was always a part of their surroundings. Exploring the many aspects of the creative human soul was encouraged. Each piece of of jewelery is uniquely designed. Sunny's jewelery and design work is all handmade, one of a kind and holds a boho-mystical presence. To be free, is to create and she hopes to help you find something as unique as you.
www.etsy.com/shop/TrilobiteDesigns                   facebook: Trilobite Designs

 



“If I could say it in words there would be no reason to paint.” Edward Hopper