Artists Favourites - Group Exhibition
At the Lloyd Gallery, 18 Front St. Penticton May 4-18, 2017 
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Aunaray: I am always appreciative of the gifts that nature has to offer without even trying. Like a snowflake, in nature, no two moments are ever the same. The light, the time of day, the colours in the sky, the ever changing clouds, the motion of the water, the movement of the wind, the reflections are always unique and the moment of present time is the only one there is before it passes and the next moment arrives with a new gift to offer.
Laila Campbell    

Laila Campbell: Tulips of Joy; The mysterious girl in blue interrupts her walk into the distant field to cast a backwards glance to keep seeking that most perfect of tulips and perhaps even a companion to join her...
Tulip Invitation; Tulips for me have been a favorite flower for decades, and this painting has an ethereal pull as the tulips and balloons draw the viewers into this spring composition.
Rod Charlesworth  

Rod Charlesworth: My favourite place in the world is the Okanagan Valley, the lake, the pine trees, my desire is to keep the artwork fresh and vibrant.
Glenn Clark      

Glenn Clark: Last year I began letting the paintings direct themselves as I explored themes of Okanagan, time, nostalgia, history and things of interest.  In the car world, 1959 represented  Detroit’s Golden Age of automotive design when the car became part of the North American psyche and reflected the unbridled enthusiasm that marked that time when it was thought anything was possible.  Discarded, forgotten, beat up and rusting, I found her in a junk yard in Oliver, she was irresistible for a guy like me.
Sharon Clarke-Haugli    

Sharon Clarke-Haugli: This painting special to me as my son Mattias and I found everything together on the beaches of the Okanagan this month in the midst of breathtaking sunny rain storms. They are special to me also because this painting represents special time outdoors in nature connecting with my son and the environment both of which I am passionate about. We pick up garbage and dispose of it on our outings as well as find treasure and my plan is to return all natural elements of the treasure to the beaches we collect from when I am done with it. This is the beginning of an exciting new series which I'm especially fond of.
Craig Cloutier    

Craig Cloutier:  Confluence means the joining of two rivers to become one. This is what I see when I look at this piece but the interesting thing about this medium is; everyone sees something different. Perhaps it's the personalized lens we all look at the world through. All my artistic inspiration comes from being surrounded by nature on our farm in Summerland, and when I started this work my intention was to follow the form and flow of some of our walnut trees but by the time I was finished, I felt a sense of being brought together and unity, hence the name.
Kelly Corbett  

Kelly Corbett: Upper Joffre Lake holds a special place in my heart, not only for its stunning blue lakes, but also because this was my first backpacking adventure to determine if I really liked the idea of backpacking. Now I go on regular backpacking trips 2-3 times a year! I love getting into the backcountry and sharing images of the amazing nature scapes I encounter.
Okanagan Study #3 is currently my favourite painting of the Okanagan. I love the light in this painting and I enjoy the small size. This truely is one of my favourite paintings and it was a tough decision to add it to the group exhibition!
Nathalie Coulombe  

Nathalie Coulombe: The Desert Light Series encapsulates the freshness of a pristine day and all the prospects that new beginnings bring about. It reflects the feelings that nuances of light, in all forms, elicit from us. It’s about focusing on where you are headed and the good things that are to come. I think my “favourite” work or series varies from time to time, at the moment though, I am searching for and drawn to the warm comfort of my Desert Light Series.
Serge Dube      

Serge Dube: Firstly, these two paintings are my favourites because wild life have no sense of time. They live in the now, the only time that really exists. We as humans should take a bit of that truth. Second, they're my favourite because it permits me to go to a creative side that I don't share enough. For me to go there more often I need the gallery and the public to support this unexplored infinite.
Les Dunlop        

Les Dunlop: The inner design of this piece is by a close personal friend of mine, Dempsey Bob. The overall work is a tribute to him, and the work he has done to further the art forms of the northwest coast First People This piece is the kind of work you don't want to end. It's such intimate thing and can always be refined a little more. It truly is an honour to be given permission to use this design and I know I could never do it the justice it deserves.
Shannon Ford        

Shannon Ford: FV Silver Sage is one my favourite Okanagan CMK Arabians. Silver Sage lived with me on our ranch along with his two brothers, while I got to know him and paint him. Sage immediately caught my imagination with his gentle nature and noble heart. And what a beauty, it is always a joy to paint him. I remember seeing the early morning sun on his glistening dapple grey coat, and watching him run through the pasture and over the mountain with his brothers, that trio inspired many paintings. Thank you Dr. David Ward of Fairview Arabian Stud for sharing your beautiful Silver Sage with me so I could share him with my family of collectors and horse lovers.
Anne-Marie Harvey    

Anne-Marie Harvey: Hidden Beauty - This winter, I went on a long and solitary journey in my beautiful studio on the Naramata Bench. I was chasing a faint but persistent  voice urging me to move in a new direction in my work. Though I did not know where I was heading, I followed the coaxing as best I could. As spring approached, I could see myself moving away from my old ideas and into a new way of looking at my world. I really enjoyed this adventure into freedom and paint.  When I painted this particular painting, I knew that I had come home to myself…at least for now!  I love the structure of it and the slightly abstract quality of the brush strokes. I like the colours and how I handled the paint, as if I was in and out of control at the same time. I like the humble little car of nondescript make and colour doing its best to steal the show! Most of all, I LOVE how EASY it was to paint!
Home is where The Flowers Are - I have alway had this incredible love for wildflowers. I  cannot remember a time when we did not make a bouquet of flowers the centre of our kitchen table and our life at home. I painted this small painting because I could not help myself. The colour was off the charts  and I wanted to see how fast and loose I could lay on paint and still get a feeling of these vibrant, delicate beauties. I am very pleased with my random strokes and the greys that I introduced as a backdrop to the colour. I so enjoyed the actual painting, laying one fat brush stroke on after another and letting the flowers somehow find their way into existence on the canvas! I also really like the highlight on the vase, which I suspect is more happy accident than anything else!
Erica Hawkes  

Erica Hawkes: These paintings are favorites as they both have interesting sunset skies and tree silhouettes, I love warm golden tones and blue is a favourite color of mine.
Michael Hermesh  

Michael Hermesh: This is one of my favorite pieces because as a metaphor this sculpture is representative of common experience. In most cases I don't like to deliver an absolute statement with my work because I prefer it to be open to interpretation. I love it when somebody gives a piece a meaning that is not what I understood it to be. I consider sculpture to be icons of fungible truth. Consider a song a song which seems as if it's been written for you.
Beverly Inkster    

Beverly Inkster: This 30 by 48 inch painting called " I love spring " was inspired by a trip to the Summerland research station a few years ago.. I love the coming of spring and the renewal of life and hope.
"Dancing in the Okanagan Wind", When we moved to the Okanagan in 1991 , I remember my Uncle Floyd brought a bus full of students from Lumby to an activity in Penticton . He was happy that we had moved here but he warned me that Penticton was known to be the Windy City lol. And it turns out he was right . I love Penticton the lakes the hot summer days and even the wind.
Robyn Lake    

Robyn Lake: 'Picnic' - This painting was inspired by one of my very favourite paintings that I had given to my daughter Jennifer years ago. The original was painted from life, and it always makes me feel happy when it look at it. 'Picnic' was inspired by it, but I used the first painting more as the starting point and painted the new version mostly from my imagination. 'Spring on the KVR' - I love to paint outside, and was unable to, so I painted this from a 9 x 12 oil painting that I did on location last spring. The small version was a beginning, and I went from there, aiming to capture what inspired me to paint the original.I love that I could combine painting flowers with landscape.
Min Ma    

Min Ma: The snow paintings are my favourite subjects to paint because I used to live in Edmonton for 10+ years. Also, I just recently just took a trip to the east coast (my first) and it made a strong impression on me. The scenery there is very different than the west coast. 
Julie Mai      

Julie Mai: I love painting orchards because of the full transformation each season, it is a new painting many times a year. To stand in an orchard each season and paint the quiet magic of the growing cycle is awe inspiring and brings me much delight. This is a meditative time for me, something I will never grow tired of.
I love to paint ponds and lily pads, because again they are always changing. The sky reflections and weather, the time of year, makes for a new painting every time. I also love the play of water surface, and the reflections, and will never tire of painting them. To be painting in a garden, or even back in the studio and try to capture what I felt is always the challenge. 
Ingrid Mann-Willis    

Ingrid Mann-Willis: When I go for a walk in the hills south of Penticton I smell the sage brush and see around me the beautiful blue grey green colours. I come upon some trees and see the fresh green leaves coming through and the grasses around me turning pale yellow, green. I want to paint all these colours and smells, they give me this feel of mysterious wonder. And that is what I want to put into my painting, colour, smell and a sense of mystery. That is why I feel strongly about these 2 works.
Viv McElgunn-Lieskovsky  

"Viv McElgunn Lieskovsky: "Neighbourhood" celebrates the good fortune of having a place within our community to call home.  Many folks aren't so fortunate.  As a way to raise awareness for our homeless community, and, as a followup to our Christmas V2A Homes for Homes fundraiser, partial proceeds from the sale of this series will be donated to the Penticton Salvation Army, to aid those who are less fortunate.
& "Seasons" is a painting of an image taken from the KVR Trail of four orchard trees on the Dellaire property that are well-loved by the public.  On our bike rides on the trail, we have seen these four trees throughout every season, with and without leaves, and always feel grateful that they are still there from one year to the next.  I am always feel sad to see so many orchards being removed, and replaced with vineyards.  These trees represent the original agricultural land use of the Okanagan Valley, which is an important period in our community history.
Angie Roth McIntosh        

Angie Roth McIntosh: I really enjoyed this beautiful British Columbia boat scene because of the rich blue light of the harbour. It reminded me of the trip I did up Vancouver Island with my daughter named Kelsey to Kelsey Bay where we saw the boat on our way to my old studio in Stewart BC. Especially cool is that it was the first painting I did last October in my newly constructed studio in Puerto Vallarta Mexico.
Debbie Milner Lively        
Debbie Milner Lively: 'Spring Rays':  Painting people is my favourite subject matter because there's a story to be told or a feeling to share. I want my viewers to feel the emotions of peace and joy  especially, emanatIng from my work. The female figure in this painting is relaxed, peaceful and catching the first warm rays of spring.
'Forest Path'  I love painting intimate landscapes that have been apart of my life. We've all walked on a beautiful forest path in our lives. I'm captivated every time I see rays of filtered light touching shrubs and leaves on the forest floor. I've enhanced the tree bark with palette knife strokes of pure vibrant pigment to capture the texture and colours I see.
Diane Paton Peel        
Diane Paton Peel: These paintings are a result of my love of depicting nature, especially wildflowers in bloom. I love to seek them out when hiking and paint them in their appropriate settings.
John Revill          
John Revill: Play of Light, this work was inspired by the sculptural qualities of snow and its challange of defining light and shadow. I have always enjoyed the smooth gradient blending effects of paint rather than the impressionistic approach, which doesn't fit my love of detail and clarity. Clearly defined overlapping planes allow the eye to move in a spatial way and see objects in nature with their respective densities. The snow in this work has a soft linear quality. The pine needles in the snow emerge from my observation in years past while out walking the hills above where I live.
For Pineridge Dawn I wanted to do a sunrise with a (cool to warm) green sky and pine tree branches and needles in mostly in warm blue such as ultramarine. Colour combinations fascinate me. In Pineridge Dawn I chose to carefully balance the secondary colours of green, orange and vary it with some purple patches in the shadows. The feeling, to me, is like early summer at dawn.
Anita Skinner        
Anita Skinner: The 'Old Rock Wall' has always been a meeting place for the people who live in the valley.  It's a great place to meet before going for a hike or maybe just walking with your neighbour and her dog.
'OK Fillup for Purple Truck' represents to me all the years our family vacationed in the Okanagan when I was a kid.  Where I remember seeing lots of old trucks transporting fruit throughout the area. 
William Watt        
William Watt: Frances Harris is my mother and has just celebrated her 104th birthday.  This painting is a reflection of the B.C. landscape and the feelings of it we bother share as artists. I remember her dedication to her work from the time I was young and the understanding of emotional drama that came through her images. I look for similar dramatic features of the landscape that the viewer can immediately respond to and all my connection with Frances Harris make this piece an artist's favourite.
Marla Wilson        
Marla Wilson: The Red Fox has always been a favourite animal subject for me.  I've had this painting in my heart for a few years now and I feel very pleased to have produced it.
Nel Witteman        
Nel Witteman: Hills Above Skaha Lake was painted en plein air, the view looking east at the top of Banbury Road in Kaleden. I am drawn to the unique patterns of the Okanagan hills and I'm pleased that in this painting I capture the essence of the light on the hills by keeping my focus on the light and leaving out some of the busy details.
Robert Wood      
Robert Wood: "Kaleidoscope Garden", 30x36, which was in Stanley Park, Vancouver, in October. I fell in love with the colour combination in this amazing garden, and am very happy with the loose brushwork and individual colour notes in the piece. I feel it captures the wild, overgrown, late-season garden, and has a lot of movement. "Autumn Pathway", 30x40, located in Cates Park, North Vancouver. Again, I love the combination of brushwork, colour, composition, as well as the slightly misty distance, and the richness of the deep purple reds contrasted against cool tones in the shadows. It's an evocative painting that invites you to take a walk in the autumn woods.

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