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A carving by Métis artist John Sayer looks out at Little Mountain Park in Salmon Arm. Some of the faces are Indigenous and some are of European descent in keeping with his heritage. Sayer carves with students at Salmon Arm’s Storefront School and students helped attach them with ceramic nails so as not to harm the trees. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Carvings bring new perspective, watchful eyes to Shuswap park

Look up, look way up, if you wish to see new faces along the trails of popular Salmon Arm park

 

Actress Dominika Juillet, pictured next to Hollywood film star Jason Statham, was looking to hire an artist or small group of artists to sing for her father in Vernon on his 70th birthday in December 2020, which led to the idea of creating a Facebook group dedicated to hiring local artists for special occasions. (Contributed)

Former Vernon grad turned Hollywood actress creates local musician-for-hire group

A quest to find an artist to give her dad a birthday serenade led Dominika Juillet to a creative idea

 

Leah’s Gift: A Story about Reframing Loss is an autobiographical book by Vernon visual artist Destanne Norris. it explores her journey through grief towards a new purpose and meaning in life following the loss of her daughter in 1995, complete with original paintings and drawings throughout the narrative. (Contributed)

Vernon artist draws new meanings from personal loss in debut book

In Leah’s Gift, Destanne Norris explores and re-frames her daughter’s death in 1995

 

Brianna Sue, 14, captivated honest emotions with her work titled Hope Among Sadness, special because her mom is a front line worker, during the pandemic. This and 11 other pieces created from various artists during quarantine, will be on display in Lumby at the Village Gallery from Aug. 3-29. (Brieanna Sue art)

North Okanagan art shows heart beyond the mask

Collection of pandemic quarantine art on display from locals to as far as Newfoundland

Brianna Sue, 14, captivated honest emotions with her work titled Hope Among Sadness, special because her mom is a front line worker, during the pandemic. This and 11 other pieces created from various artists during quarantine, will be on display in Lumby at the Village Gallery from Aug. 3-29. (Brieanna Sue art)
The Bateman Foundation’s Sketch Across Canada program encourages artists of all skill levels to go outside and capture their natural world. (Courtesy of the Bateman Foundation)

Bateman program encourages people to sketch outside, connect with nature

#MyNatureSketch initiative encourages Canadians to become ‘bright-eyed three year olds’

The Bateman Foundation’s Sketch Across Canada program encourages artists of all skill levels to go outside and capture their natural world. (Courtesy of the Bateman Foundation)
Robert Bateman, renowned artist, conservationist and teacher has turned 90-years-old. (Bateman Foundation)
Robert Bateman, renowned artist, conservationist and teacher has turned 90-years-old. (Bateman Foundation)
In Studio with artist Anita McComas

In Studio with artist Anita McComas

Painting nature on the bright side

  • Mar 20, 2020
In Studio with artist Anita McComas
Artist Sheila Warren is inspired by the natural world

Artist Sheila Warren is inspired by the natural world

Nanoose Bay painter lets passion be her guide

  • Mar 13, 2020
Artist Sheila Warren is inspired by the natural world
Into the forest with artist Jeremy Herndl

Into the forest with artist Jeremy Herndl

Outdoor locations a studio for his large canvases

  • Feb 26, 2020
Into the forest with artist Jeremy Herndl
In studio with artist Athena Bax

In studio with artist Athena Bax

Making art for a living and for philanthropy

  • Feb 21, 2020
In studio with artist Athena Bax
The unique art world of Steve Chmilar

The unique art world of Steve Chmilar

Painter creates an international market for his artworks

  • Feb 14, 2020
The unique art world of Steve Chmilar
Internationally acclaimed potter Mary Fox plans to raise over $1 million for her Legacy Project (Cole Schisler photo)

B.C. ceramic artist launches residency project to support future potters

The Mary Fox Legacy Project will maintain Fox’s home gallery and offer artist residencies to potters

Internationally acclaimed potter Mary Fox plans to raise over $1 million for her Legacy Project (Cole Schisler photo)
Creatively yours: Dianne Kelly

Creatively yours: Dianne Kelly

Paintings are bright, rich and abstract

  • Nov 6, 2019
Creatively yours: Dianne Kelly
Artist Robert Amos paints Victoria

Artist Robert Amos paints Victoria

Painter is also an art writer and art historian

  • Sep 27, 2019
Artist Robert Amos paints Victoria
Artist Kathryn Fudge’s garden sculptures created from t-shirts

Artist Kathryn Fudge’s garden sculptures created from t-shirts

Coast Collective executive director’s dream is to have West Shore arts centre

  • Aug 14, 2019
Artist Kathryn Fudge’s garden sculptures created from t-shirts
Artist Blu Smith creates colourful abstract West Coast landscapes

Artist Blu Smith creates colourful abstract West Coast landscapes

Artistic journey from sign painting to fine art

  • Jul 10, 2019
Artist Blu Smith creates colourful abstract West Coast landscapes
Portraiture Through The Eyes of Artist Nicholas Pearce

Portraiture Through The Eyes of Artist Nicholas Pearce

Painter teaches the art of the portrait and exhibits students’ work

  • Mar 6, 2019
Portraiture Through The Eyes of Artist Nicholas Pearce
Portraits and Giving Back with Artist Mary Ploegsma

Portraits and Giving Back with Artist Mary Ploegsma

Chef and tattoo series donated for fund raising

  • Feb 22, 2019
Portraits and Giving Back with Artist Mary Ploegsma
The World of Artist Julia Trops

The World of Artist Julia Trops

Art and Activism mix in life of Colwood painter and sculptor

  • Feb 4, 2019
The World of Artist Julia Trops
Artist Jolene Mackie Paints Dreamscapes

Artist Jolene Mackie Paints Dreamscapes

Emily Carr University graduate brings art community together

  • Jan 25, 2019
Artist Jolene Mackie Paints Dreamscapes