Carr’s Landing Art Tour

The seventh annual art tour takes place on Saturday, July 30 and Sunday July 31 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. both days

Looking for art?  Shopping at the big box stores will get you something that fills your space and has the colours you like but, how happy will you be with your purchase once you discover the same piece in your neighbour’s home or office?

In this age when so much is the same, we wish to express our individuality through the art we choose. Finding an original piece of art that you absolutely love, a piece that speaks to you and for you, when you are not there is a fun challenge.

Start by going to lots of art shows and get to know something about yourself by paying attention to what artwork appeals to you. If you see something you love walk away for a moment and think about it. Why do you feel this painting is special? Is it the colour, does it make you smile or does it take you to some other place where the breeze is cool and the sun is warm? Has the artist captured a special moment or place for you?

Take some friends to the art shows if you are so inclined. It’s always exciting to explore something new and you may find a treasure that you will enjoy forever.

The seventh annual art tour takes place on Saturday, July 30 and Sunday July 31 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. both days

 

16625 Carbonneau Road

Crystal Kneller

Crystal Kneller’s jewelry designs, under the name KIZZ DESIGNS are an up and coming favourite in the world of online handmade artisans. Crystal’s utilization of handcrafted metal materials combined with semi-precious stones, unique beads and crystals create unique wearable art. “My inspiration comes from the materials themselves and my focus is on simplicity so as to showcase the beauty of those materials used.”

 

16699 Carr’s Landing Road

Sandra Stevenson

Sandra Stevenson has recently moved to Carr’s Landing from Edmonton, Alberta. She has been making art since, as a small child, she was first given wax crayons. After earning a bachelor of fine arts from the University of Alberta in 1994 she has drawn and painted non-stop. An intuitive painter, she is currently exploring the possibilities of acrylic paint using images taken from bridal and fashion magazines. These images provide a neutral starting point from which the painting becomes, not a perfect rendering of the photograph, but rather a story told in colour, shape and line. Tremendously influenced by nature, she is very excited by the Okanagan landscape and looks forward to seeing its influence in her work.

 

16950 Coral Beach Road

Janet Stalenhoef

Janet Stalenhoef is joining Virginia May, to share in the Carr’s Landing celebration of local artists.  She has been painting the figure and the landscape as well as exploring the mysterious process of creativity in itself.  “The creative spirit expresses itself to me and through me in image.  In trying to capture the landscape and the human form I attempt to interpret not only the physical but also the metaphorical, emotional and psychological beauty I feel and see.  Along with the on-going study of art techniques, I am also a student of art therapy.  I am learning how to manifest the inner artist in myself as well as in others.  Yes, beauty is good for the soul.”

 

16950 Coral Beach Road

Ginny May Brown retired several years ago from a full-time career as a lawyer. She has rediscovered her childhood love of  painting, and particularly  the use of acrylics. Her landscapes of the Okanagan, Alberta and Europe are regularly exhibited and sold at juried exhibitions in Alberta and the Okanagan. Her work is driven by colour and shape.

 

 

16766 Carr’s Landing Road    Chris Malmkvist

Chris is an eclectic artist who works full time in many media including stone sculptures, etchings, acrylic, oil and watercolour paintings. Chris’ recent work includes “Still Life” paintings capturing reflections on glass and other surfaces – these images tend toward photo realism if one looks closely at the details of the work they will observe abstract images in the reflections.  Chris’s work is diverse and he thrives on developing new ideas and mastering new techniques in his art pursuits.  “Experimentation is the essence of his creativity.”

 

16766 Carr’s Landing Road

DALE

Creative creations to inspire and nourish the soul, quality semi-precious gemstone creations to assist healing and enhance one’s true essence. Each piece is specially infused with loving energy to correspond with the natural properties

of the piece of jewelry and the stones it has been designed with.

 

16766 Carr’s Landing Road

Doug Morgan

Doug Morgan is a photographer specializing in large panoramic prints on both canvas and paper media. Doug’s work consists of many pictures taken throughout the Okanagan as well as popular cityscapes of cities such as Calgary and Vancouver. Okanagan subjects include many of the local wineries, golf courses, and general scenery. In order to produce large prints of the utmost detail and clarity, Doug uses a number of techniques to combine many individual images into a single high-resolution composition. For many pictures over a hundred individual pictures are used. In order to maintain the highest quality and archival ratings, Doug does all his own printing using professional giclee printers, media, and ink.

 

16766 Carr’s Landing Road

Hanny Muggeridge

Hanny Muggeridge is known for her detailed wildflower studies in watercolour. She also enjoys creating impressionistic landscapes in both oil on canvas and in watercolour. Hanny’s work is represented in many collections.

 

16392 Barkley Road

Wendy Klein

Wendy Klein of Tickled Pink Studio will be exhibiting her original, humorous and innovative artwork illustrating the colourful, fun side of life. She will be showing her latest work depicting every day ‘tongue-in-cheek’ situations in original oil on canvas, watercolour, giclees and prints. There will also be available a wide variety of cards, books, and a new line of her designs on ceramics. Wendy’s conceptual illustrations are created from every day situations, then exaggerated a little to give that whimsical slant. She is often asked where she gets her ideas from, to which she always replies, “One just has to people watch then add a little humor.”

 

147 Commonage Road

John Waite

The Commonage area has been the subject of much of his work over the last 40 years.  The works on display in his studio are primarily acrylics done over the last several years.  Included are a number of earlier watercolours paintings.   Come and enjoy the display in a truly beautiful rural setting.

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