Guaranteed Rugged – Neil Erickson (32″ x 32″)

Fair Market Value: $900.00 CAD

Size: 32” x 32”

Medium: Acrylic

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I have been a painter for the majority of my life. I
worked extensively in landscape watercolours and
exhibited in a number of commercial galleries in the
lower mainland. After coming to Vernon in 2006 I
switched more to acrylic and Expanded my ideas into
abstract Expressionism. Although the landscape has
not fully been left out. This current piece was inspired
by a trip two through the Duffy Lake Road near
Lillooet. There is an info Tourist sign that says
welcome to Guaranteed rugged.

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The Return – Michelle Loughery (60″ x 48″)

Fair Market Value: $5,500.00 CAD

Size: 60″ x 48″

Medium: Encaustic

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Award winning British Columbia based artist Michelle Loughery’s work stretches from massive community murals, large scale portraiture, to evocative contemporary encaustic studio work. More than three decades ago, Loughery’s art legacy monuments pioneered youth employment and public art mentor programming globally. Born and raised in a rural coal town, the artist began to recognize a certain satisfaction she felt when working at a larger scale, and when youth and seniors from the community were engaged in the experience. From heritage themes, international music star themes, youth social change murals and crime prevention mental health projects, the art form would become integral to Loughery’s artistic exploration.

Loughery’s encaustic and photography work is multi- layered and her process of taking away layers to reveal the work beneath the surface, tells of the work she is prepared to do in the development of the medium she creates from the bees wax and pigment waxes she hand makes. Loughery has developed a visual language through her combined multi-media work and has moved beyond being a technical painter into a place of intuition and expression.

Her encaustic paintings are an expression of bold mark making, energy and the melting of layers to reveal thoughts of the work hidden in the thoughts of the experiences of the walls and characters she met along the way. Loughery speaks of her memories in her portrait work and many familiar faces appear in the large striking pieces. The more I think about the people I paint, the more I think about taking them away from the structured portrait and exploring the essence of their characters in an abstract layered visual language that reveals as much as it conceals.” The artwork of Loughery is indeed never ordinary, but more extraordinary. Over 300 community large scale murals, public art installations, exhibitions and numerous theme mural projects that have raised well over 50 million dollars for rural communities she has partnered with. The projects have engaged thousands
of youth and the P6 strategies has level socio- economic legacies globally. Artwork, and Loughery’s work has been featured in numerous films and documentaries.

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Every Tiny Miracle – Valerie Kordyban (24″ x 24″)

Fair Market Value: $420.00 CAD  

Size: 24″ x 24″

Medium: Mixed Media

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“There are only two ways to live your life…one is as
though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though
everything is a miracle.” – Einstein

Valerie celebrates the latter approach to life in this
painting with a hint of whimsy.

The canvas is full of texture, layers and marks creating
an energy and depth, typical of Valerie’s work. But it
tends toward a ‘softer’ mood than her big bold pieces,
embracing the gentle, magical side of life, with all of
it’s miracles, large and tiny.

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Cockrow – Kathy Munts (30″ x 30″)

Fair Market Value: $1,125.00 CAD

Size: 30″ x 30″

Medium: Mixed media

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Kathy Munts is a 2D artist residing in rural Lumby. Her early works as a teenager were done solely in pencil. Many years later once her children were finished high school, she fulfilled a long time goal to learn to paint with watercolor. Beginning with classes with local watercolorist and mentor Gail Short, Kathy also discovered sketchbook journaling. This made art an almost daily practice, a way to record inspirations, places and events that can be used for future projects as well as improving observation skills and techniques. Whether it be with different media, textures, painting surfaces, techniques, or incorporating found objects into a piece, the possibilities for creative expression keep expanding, and making Kathy’s artistic journey one of exciting anticipation.

Workshops with abstract artist Barry Rafuse have been instrumental in Kathy’s journey into mixed media and moving into a more non- representational style in some of of her more recent paintings. Nature and florals are a major source inspiration, but she also loves the challenge of doing a non-conceptual work and letting the painting dictate the journey. Kathy’s goal is to never stop learning, experimenting, and finding the extraordinary in the ordinary. As Jean Matlack said “Affording myself painting time, I have learned to understand, is a practice of honouring something essential in my life. It is a source that is revelatory, mysterious, and ultimately joyous”

Kathy has shown her work in juried and non-juried shows. She is an active member in the North Okanagan Chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists and the Okanagan Artists of Canada Society.

Cockrow is representative of my artistic journey in variety in medium, subject matter and how realistic (or not) my paintings are. I love colour, texture, and the effect that light has on even the most unsuspecting subject matter. I am inspired by my surroundings, often nature and flowers, but am also trying to play with the level of realism and to make my work more painterly. The more I experiment the more I realize that I have so much more to learn, and now fully appreciate that creating art is a part of who I am and is a practice of honouring something essential in my life.

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Seeking Refuge – Martha Moore (36″ x 36″)

Fair Market Value: $1,550.00 CAD

Size: 36″ x 36″

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas

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Martha was educated through to University in Calgary AB and has spent the last 30 years in Alberta and Ontario.  After a fulfilling career in Television broadcast journalism with ITV and Global Communications and McLuhan and Davies Communications (Toronto) she credits her move to the beautiful Okanagan Valley as the motivation behind the shift from interpreting her world through writing to drawing and painting. 

“When I paint, I’m totally immersed in the moment and lose many hours focused only on my canvas the marks I make and the feelings they evoke. Beneath layers of texture and colour a story on canvas begins to emerge; apart from any intention on my behalf, often a mystery, and quite arresting in its intensity. I’m very grateful for the ‘stories’ I’m able to create and the connections and pleasure they bring to others.”

Martha’s paintings are recognized for their strong expressive strokes, emotional energy and unique blends of colour and her paintings can be found in galleries across North America including ARTSY, New York NY, Arte funktional, Vernon BC, Courthouse Gallery, Kamloops BC and the Federation Gallery, Vancouver BC.

Martha is a Past President of the North Okanagan FCA, and member of the TNSC, and CO-FCA, a Director of the Arts Council North Okanagan and her art designations include Elected member status of the national Society of Canadian Artists (Toronto) and NAP Contemporary Fine Arts (USA).  

Martha Moore

Marwest2@gmail.com

www.marthamoorecanadianart.com

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Perfect Perch – Jill Devenish (16″ x 20″)

Fair Market Value: $425.00 CAD

Size: 16″ x 20″

Medium: Acrylic

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Jill grew up in England and spent countless hours wandering over the “Downs” collecting flowers, exploring hedgerows and enjoying the wonders of nature.

Jill always enjoyed creative pursuits and focused her creative studies at College and University. Eventually as a teacher in the U.K., U.S.A. and Canada, Jill was able to explore colour and design with students in courses such as Fashion Arts, Art and Interior Design.
Jill was a busy Mum with three sons as well as being a marathon runner, and had little time for creative pursuits outside the classroom. When she moved across Canada to retire in British Columbia, Jill took the time to travel, hike and explore her creative interests. Predator Ridge and its environment provided the perfect place to be creative.
Jill has taken painting courses in Vernon as well as several workshops throughout the Okanagan. Moving to Canada and experiencing the vast and ever changing landscape has been the major inspiration for Jill’s paintings. She has a love of the outdoors and the colours associated with the changing seasons and has chosen watercolour and acrylic as the mediums to express this.

https://inspiredlivingart.com

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Desert Rose – Rita Rauball (24″ x 24″)

Fair Market Value: $800.00 CAD

Size: 24″ x 24″

Medium: Oil on Canvas

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Years ago, as a teenager, I remember that I was fascinated by colours around me and dreamed about having an opportunity and freedom to paint.

I was born in Slovakia in the very friendly town called Kosice. At the age of 18, due to the Russian invasion in my country, my life led me on a dramatic journey that I could have never imagined. It has taken me to many corners of the world and finally I have reached what I feel is my ultimate destination, the most beautiful part of the world – British Columbia – and now Predator Ridge . While I had no time to pursue what I know now is my true passion, I have always appreciated the natural beauty around me. I have also drawn inspiration from many great artists over the years.

A few years back the opportunity presented itself and it brought art back into my life. I started with water colours and then I discovered water soluble oil, which is an eco/friendly alternative. I love them both. My desire to paint flowers, winter scenes, sunsets, children, landscapes, urban scenes, etc. comes from my passion for colours.

Besides my family which always comes first, my main interests include yoga, golf, skiing and biking.

I am grateful and feel very blessed at this stage in my life that I am able to do all these things. I am now pursuing my dream and sharing my artwork with you.

Art completes my life.

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Cattle Grazing – Gene Prokop (18″ x 24″)

Fair Market Value: $1,500.00 CAD

Size: 18″ x 24″ with frame

Medium: Oil on board

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Studied- Alberta College of Art B.F.A.,University of Art B.Ed. Has done workshops in Buenos Aires and 6 other Argentine cities. Workshops in Kelowna , Camrose,Quesnel. He has had showings in Paris, New York,Buenos Aires and Carmel California. In Edmonton he has an Art Gallery and Studio. His Atelier classes have 300 adults.

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