Life Goes On: Artists on Main show their work in Virtual Gallery

Where’s My Glass? (Nancy Gray)

Members of Artists on Main Osoyoos show their paintings in the June “Life Goes On Virtual Gallery.”

This is the third “Virtual Gallery” offered by OsoyoosPersists.ca and featuring the work of local artists. The Art Gallery Osoyoos has been closed since March due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The gallery now plans to open on June 13 for its Summer Artisan Market, but opening hours will be restricted and other measures aimed at keeping the public safe will also be implemented.

Artists on Main has been an active part of the Osoyoos arts community since 1950. Members meet in Studio 89, on the second floor of the Osoyoos Arts Centre at 89th Ave. and Main St. (Hwy #3), which also houses the Osoyoos Art Gallery and Osoyoos Potters Club. The group welcomes new members of all experience levels and encourages visitors to drop in anytime. The membership fee is $25 a year.

For more information about Artists on Main, visit their website: https://artistsonmainosoyoos.wordpress.com/

As a non-commercial site, OsoyoosPersists.ca does not get involved in sales, but if you like the artists’ work, please contact them directly. Most are happy to sell their work, so please support them. Some artists provide their contact information below. You can reach others through the AOM website.

Claudia Punter

Claudia Punter
Claudia Punter

Claudia Punter is an internationally acclaimed wildlife artist. She paints her realistic wildlife art mostly in acrylic, but she also uses watercolour and oil.

To see more about Claudia Punter and her art visit: http://www.claudiapunter.com

To contact Claudia Punter: info@claudiapunter.com

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Sharon Leonard

Sharon Leonard

Sharon paints in watercolours, pastels, oils, and acrylics. Her work can be found in Picture This Gallery in Penticton and in wineries and businesses around Osoyoos.

To view more of Sharon’s work and to contact her, visit the Artists On Main website: https://artistsonmainosoyoos.wordpress.com/

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Michael Arne Jorden

Michael Jorden

Born in the Kootenays of British Columbia, Michael lived and worked for most of his life on the coast and now resides on a small ranch near Osoyoos. He has traveled widely in North America and Europe with brief visits to Asia and North Africa sketching and painting on many of these trips. A love of art and a passion for the west have been a feature of his life since childhood. The two have come together in his choice of painting subjects and whether the subject is landscape, horses, early modes of transportation or figurative works, the accurate depiction of the west in its many manifestations is his goal.

See Michael’s website at: https://majordenart.com/

Email: mike@jordencook.com

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Eileen Hopkins

Eileen Hopkins

Eileen Hopkins retired from her post secondary career in Calgary and moved to the Okanagan in 2014. From her Penticton home-based studio, Eileen paints what inspires – a re-imagined nook or cranny she discovers on her frequent urban walks, a scene that invokes a memory from the past or even a smell or sound that may magnify the colours of life as it happens. In recent years, she has shown her work at The Art Gallery Osoyoos, Ferdinand Art Gallery in Keremeos, Penticton Art Gallery, the Nest & Nectar in Penticton and at various vineyards throughout the Okanagan.

To contact Eileen:  boomerpotofgold@gmail.com

To view more of Eileen’s work, purchase that perfect piece or read her blog visit: https://eileenb4u.wixsite.com/artbyeileenhopkins

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Kathryn Gibson

Kathryn Gibson

Kathryn is a graduate of Emily Carr University of Art and Design (Visual Arts). She has been the recipient of BC Arts Council Grants for Visual Artists, completed Artist in Residency programs in Australia, New Zealand and Tasmania. Her ceramics, paintings and photography have been published and exhibited in BC, Alberta, Australia and the USA.

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Ilene Steele

Ilene Steele

Ilene Steele resides in Osoyoos B.C., is self taught and has painted most of her adult life. Ilene’s preferred medium is watercolours and subjects include a variety of still life and florals primarily from the Okanagan and California regions. In recent years she has developed a passion for painting vintage vehicles. Ilene’s paintings hang in homes in Japan, California, Oregon, Alberta and British Columbia.

See Ilene’s website: https://itsasteele.com/

Email: ileneg@telus.net

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Nancy Gray

Nancy Gray

Nancy Gray is a contemporary artist who paints representational, abstract and a combination of both. She is an active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, being juried to active status in 2009. Her work has been accepted into numerous juried shows and several of her watercolours have received awards.

Nancy’s website is www.nancygrayart.com

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Jocelyne Lamontagne

Jocelyne Lamontagne

People ask me where I get my inspirations. It’s very simple really – my inspirations come from life. I remember places we visited, observation of nature, or just plain old daydreams. Trying to put it down on canvas or paper is challenging, but that is the reason I keep on painting. The joy of learning and the pleasure of painting every day is rewarding in itself.

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Beverly Vorley

Beverly Vorley

At a very young age I found a wonderful outlet that would satisfy my imagination. I started pencil sketching and later moved to other mediums including painting and carving gourds. I’m now a very happy starving artist.

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Brenda Kelly

Brenda Kelly

My name is Brenda Kelly. I have been painting for about 6 years. I love to watch my projects come together into something I can be proud of. Your projects are only limited to your imagination.

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Dave Kelly

Dave Kelly

My name is Dave Kelly. I love to get my work out into the public. I also enjoy meeting other people like me to see what they are creating. There is no end to what your mind can put on a canvas. I hope to see my creativity expand from here.

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Sandra Albo

Sandra Albo

Sandra is a professional acrylic artist with a love of landscape rhythms and clever colour presentation that captivates her audience. She studied at UBC under the tutelage of fine artists and mentors, Jack Shadboldt and Gordon Smith. Sandra’s love of impasto technique (applying thick paint) and yummy colours comes from Vincent van Gogh and Emily Carr influences. Her ability to make the unseen in landscape to be seen is her strength and passion. Her work is in collections across Canada, the United States and in Europe. She is a retired school teacher and teaches new artists how to paint in acrylics and also paints with her grandchildren.

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Author: Richard McGuire

Richard McGuire is an Osoyoos photographer who worked at the Osoyoos Times between 2012 and 2018, first as reporter and then as editor. He has a long career in journalism as well as research, communication and management at the House of Commons in Ottawa and in the federal government.

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