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Winter in the Shuswap

Winter in the Shuswap

Winter in the Shuswap brings about different activities and views that are not as well known as the boating, swimming, and water sports in the Shuswap, but still fun and beautiful in their own right.  Nothing looks more Christmasy than frosted cedars, large snowflakes falling, or the holiday decorated halls and markets that scatter the … Continue reading Winter in the Shuswap

100 Year Anniversary of Vimy Ridge – Every Painting has a Story #4

100 Year Anniversary of Vimy Ridge – Every Painting has a Story #4

The words from the tour guide director were emotionally charged.  She explained in layman terms, how multiple armies, the French army and the British army, while fighting Germany during WWI, were unable to hold back the Germans in their progression through France.   Then the Canadian Army was sent.  All four Canadian divisions were sent together as a unified fighting force for the first time under the command of General Arthur Currie.  While 3,598 Canadian soldiers were killed during the battle, the impressive victory over German forces is often cited as the beginning of Canada’s evolution from dominion to independent nation.   France would be forever grateful and...

Jonn Einerssen and Vance Theoret Workshop

Jonn Einerssen and Vance Theoret Workshop

It always amazes me the quality of artist workshops that our little Shuswap community can bring to us!  Carol Warkentin of Sunnybrae manages to bring in a professional and renowned artist, Jonn Einerssen to Sunnybrae Community Hall to put on a workshop for experienced painters that help those painters take it up a notch!  Jonn … Continue reading Jonn Einerssen and Vance Theoret Workshop

6 Reasons Why Young People Should Start Collecting Original Art – NOW

I'm loving the insights from blogs from Studio Sixty Six.  They are an emerging artist gallery located at 66 Muriel Street in Ottawa.  In their blog they write: 6 REASONS WHY YOUNG PEOPLE SHOULD START COLLECTING ORIGINAL ART - NOW Whether you are a student, a recent grad or a young professional already in the workforce … Continue reading 6 Reasons Why Young People Should Start Collecting Original Art – NOW

Fire in the Sky

Fire in the Sky

By Claudia Nicholson My original "Fire in the Sky" acrylic (12x12") painting is dedicated to the selfless wildfire fighters who are working around the clock to save BC homes and forests.  A Silent Auction of this painting will be held to raise funds for the BC Fires Appeal.   100% of the proceeds will be donated to   British … Continue reading Fire in the Sky