Appetite for Art 2017: Works of Art for Auction

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  Lynden Beesley

Promise, 2003

print on paper, 22 ½ x 28 ½ in.


 

Lynden is based in the Okanagan and is active in the arts community. Currently she is the secretary for the Kelowna Sculptors Network Society, a retired docent from the Kelowna Art Gallery, and a member of Ars Longa artists’ group. Lynden is also a Canadian delegate to the International Medal Federation, FIDEM.

Lynden is a sculptor and a printmaker. Many of her pieces depict gardens or grace gardens. Her recent work Hortus Conclusus was exhibited in 2014-15 in the courtyard of the Kelowna Art Gallery. Lynden’s work is produced at her home studio Atelier Pom and at Pyramid Bronze works. www.atelierpom.com

  Graciela Blancarte

Summer in the City, 2017

acrylic on canvas, 28 x 20 in.


 

Graciela Blancarte was born in Mexico and now lives and works in Kelowna. She is a self-taught artist. She sets out to evoke nostalgia, frustration, joy, and sadness in her work, and she likes to work with vivid colours.

  Mary Bull

Untitled [cat], 1997

acrylic on canvas, 26 x 32 ½ in.


 

Mary Bull (1920-2010) was born in Troon, Scotland. She was brought to Kelowna by her parents as a baby and lived there for her entire life. She studied at the Vancouver School of Art in 1938/9, and at the Ontario College of Art in Toronto in the early 1940s. Bull exhibited several times at the Kelowna Art Gallery and at other local art galleries.

  Amy Burkard

Urchin, 2016

wool and silk, diameter: 10 in.


 

Amy Burkard is a Kelowna-based artist, who is originally from Courtenay, BC. She completed her BFA at Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver, in 2003. She has worked in different media and is currently focused fiber and felt making. Transforming historical techniques she makes unique sculptural works. Burkard regularly exhibits at the Kelowna Art Gallery, the Vernon Public Art Gallery, and the Lake Country Art Gallery. She also had exhibitions in Penticton and Summerland. Her work has even travelled to Texas for exhibition. Her pieces are sought after by private collectors and galleries alike. Burkard is a member of  the Art Felt Collaborative, who have been commissioned to create the awards for the 2017 Okanagan Arts Awards.

  Connor Charlesworth

Wakeful Dream Sequence, 2016

ink on paper, 30.25 x 37.75 in.


 

Connor Charlesworth is a Kelowna-born artist who is currently based in Victoria. He completed his BFA at the University of British Columbia Okanagan in 2015, and is currently a MFA candidate at the University of Victoria. He has exhibited in group and solo exhibitions in Canada and in student exhibitions in Bulgaria and Egypt. In his work he explores the painted image as it relates to ideas surrounding place and atemporality.

  Rod Charlesworth

Pennask Lake, 2015

oil on canvas, 22 x 26 in.


 

Engaged with and aware of the extensive history of Canadian landscape painting, Rod Charlesworth is committed to providing his viewers with a refreshing, often celebratory approach to the landscape. His work consciously comments on beauty and the ephemeral within the landscape, done so in a manner of mark making that is unique to his visual vocabulary. Rod received a diploma in fine arts from Okanagan College in the 1970s and has been exhibiting across Canada since then.

  Jan Crawford

Okanagan Apricots, 2015

acrylic on canvas, 24 x 28 in.


 

Jan Crawford is a Vancouver-based artist whose work as a printmaker and painter reflects environmental issues in BC. Crawford maintains studios both in North Vancouver and at her Penticton orchard, and is represented by Malaspina Printmakers in Vancouver, Hambleton Galleries in Kelowna, and the Lloyd Gallery in Penticton. She is a member of the Federation of Canadian Artists and donates her work annually to various galleries and arts organizations, including Arts Umbrella, the Penticton Art Gallery, and the Kelowna Art Gallery.

  Jessie Dunlop

Sitting in the Clouds, 2016

acrylic on canvas, 8 x 8 in.


 

Jessie Dunlop is a self-taught artist, who has a background in archaeology. She has worked on excavation sites in England and Spain. Her fascination with the past is evident in her art and the stories she tells on canvas. Since arriving from England four years ago to make the Okanagan her home, Dunlop has been establishing herself in the local art scene. She is inspired by history, old photographs, and half-remembered stories from her childhood. Dunlop’s work has been described as otherworldly as it is peopled by characters and strange landscapes, all drawn from her imagination.

  Jessie Dunlop

I Will Follow (says bear to the hummingbird), 2016

acrylic on canvas, 24 x 24 in.


 

Jessie Dunlop is a self-taught artist, who has a background in archaeology. She has worked on excavation sites in England and Spain. Her fascination with the past is evident in her art and the stories she tells on canvas. Since arriving from England four years ago to make the Okanagan   her home, Dunlop has been establishing herself in the local art scene. She is inspired by history, old photographs, and half-remembered stories from her childhood. Dunlop’s work has been described as otherworldly as it is peopled by characters and strange landscapes, all drawn from her imagination.

  Jane Everett

Birch Sketch I, 2016

pencil on paper, 18 x 12 in.


 

Jane Everett has lived in Kelowna since 1991. She is originally from Winnipeg, where she was born in 1958, and grew up. Everett received a BFA from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario in 1979. She works in both drawing and painting media and has been involved with such varied subjects as trees, birds, reflections on water, and the Port Mann Bridge (near Vancouver). Her most recent solo show was mounted at the Kelowna Art Gallery and then at the Rotary Centre for the Arts, called Raft, in 2015, and Lake of Tears, in 2016, respectively.

Everett’s work is represented in Edmonton by the Bugera Matheson Gallery, in Toronto by the Ingram Gallery, and in Kelowna by Arte Funktional. Her work can be seen online at www.janeeverett.ca.

  Jane Everett

Birches in Red, 2016

pencil on paper, 18 x 12 in.


 

Jane Everett has lived in Kelowna since 1991. She is originally from Winnipeg, where she was born in 1958, and grew up. Everett received a BFA from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario in 1979. She works in both drawing and painting media and has been involved with such varied subjects as trees, birds, reflections on water, and the Port Mann Bridge (near Vancouver). Her most recent solo show was mounted at the Kelowna Art Gallery and then at the Rotary Centre for the Arts, called Raft, in 2015, and Lake of Tears, in 2016, respectively.

Everett’s work is represented in Edmonton by the Bugera Matheson Gallery, in Toronto by the Ingram Gallery, and in Kelowna by Arte Funktional. Her work can be seen online at www.janeeverett.ca.

  Sara Gagnon

The Trees Will Sing for Joy, 2014

acrylic and mixed media on canvas, 20 x 16 in.


 

Sara Gagnon was born and grew up in Kelowna. She is a self-taught artist who likes to explore different subjects and uses a variety of media.

Her work can be found online at www.saragagnon.com

  Ken Gillespie

Hills Near Lumby, 2017

acrylic on canvas, 18 x 22 in.


 

Ken Gillespie was born in Vancouver in 1948 and spent most of his life in Calgary, until moving to the Okanagan in 2000. He is a senior signature member of the Federation of Canadian Artists and has had numerous exhibitions. His works are held in collections around the world, and have been reproduced in magazines such as International Artists.

  Clea Haugo

Cheerleading, 2007

acrylic and mixed media on panel, 13 ½ x 14 ½ in.


 

Clea Haugo moved to Kelowna a few years ago and is currently Registrar at the Kelowna Art Gallery. She has a BFA with a joint major in Studio Art and Art History from Concordia University in Montreal. She also has an Advanced Honours Diploma in Applied Museum Studies, from Algonquin College in Ottawa. She was the co-founder of an artists’ collective and a participating artist featured in the Nuit Blanche festival of arts and culture in Montreal. She works as an artist and also does custom illustration and calendar and greeting card design. She is fascinated by urban decay and industrial history. She has exhibited her work in galleries in Quebec and Ontario. Her work can be seen online at www.factorycentral.ca.

  Erica Hawkes

Copse of Trees, 2016

acrylic on canvas, 30 x 30 in.


 

Erica Hawkes lives and works in the Okanagan. She studied art and design at the Colorado Institute of Art, and at Vancouver Community College. Over the years, she has worked as a portrait artist, book illustrator, teacher, and photographer. She draws inspiration from the Group of Seven and the Art Nouveau movement The artist’s work is available at the Tutt Street Gallery in Kelowna and at the Lloyd Gallery in Penticton, but is also selling at nine galleries in other areas of Canada. Her website is hawkesfineart.com

  Jessica Hedrick

Birches in Fall, 2016

oil on canvas, 25 x 13 in.


 

Jessica Hedrick studied art at the University College of the Fraser Valley in Abbotsford, BC. She is inspired by Impressionism and likes to paint landscapes in the out of doors. Hedrick currently lives in the Okanagan, and is currently engaged in her 365 portraits of Kelowna project in connection with the Canadian Mental Health Association.

The artist says: “I create paintings that celebrate life. I love outdoor spaces, objects of beauty and interest, and visually intriguing people. My goal as a painter is to help the viewer see the interesting qualities and mood that I experienced with the subject.”

  Ron Hedrick

Cool Cascades, 2017

oil on canvas, 16 x 18 in.


 

Born in Vancouver, Hedrick began painting in earnest while living in Kamloops in the 1980s. He has recently relocated to Kelowna. His work is represented in private and corporate collections in Canada, the US, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

  Angelika Jaeger

Grow Roots My Heart, 2016

Metal and wood, 12x 12 in. plus extensions


 

Angelika Jaeger (aj) has a BFA (2013) from UBC Okanagan. She is a strong supporter of the arts in the Okanagan, and currently is the Chairperson of the Board of Directors for the Caetani Cultural Centre, an Artist’s Residency initiative in Vernon.

She currently has Wanderlust installed at the Kelowna Art Gallery’s satellite space at the Kelowna International Airport. Her work is in private collections in Europe, the Bahamas, and Canada.

Her website is www.angelikajaeger.com.

  Byron Johnstad

Lime Light, 2012

acrylic on canvas, diptych: overall size 17 ½ x 35 ¼ in.


 

Born and raised in Chicago, Byron Johnstad was influenced by that city’s long tradition of creative architecture and design. Byron studied Fine Craft & Design and has a BFA (Art Institute of Chicago) and an MFA (California College of Arts & Crafts). In 1967, this artist/designer moved to Vancouver to begin a long career as a Canadian teacher, craftsman/designer, interior/design entrepreneur, and exhibition curator, before retiring in 1997, when he began painting on canvas. Johnstad has lived in Kelowna since 2007, and for five years taught History & Design at the Centre for Arts and Technology/Okanagan.

  Jim Kalnin

Interplay # 2, 2007

mixed media on paper, 40 x 32 in.


 

For the past thirty years Jim Kalnin has lived in the Okanagan Valley, where he has worked as an art instructor. Since retiring in 2009, he has rekindled his interests in painting, travelling, and delving deeper into life’s great mysteries. He has exhibited his art extensively in BC and less so elsewhere, and has authored two books, The Spirituality of Art (co-written with his wife Lois Huey-Heck) and The Spirituality of Nature.

  Asher J Klassen

The Perils of Corruption, 2017

walnut ink, brush and pen, 23 x 20 in.


 

Asher J Klassen is a cartoonist, illustrator, and printmaker, based in the Okanagan valley. He completed a BFA at the UBC Okanagan in 2016. He draws story boards for Yeti Farm Creative in Kelowna and makes political and fantasy-adventure comics.

  Hanss Lujan

FC 3205.1R88, 2017

library book pockets, embroidery floss, 24 ½ x 18 ½ in.


 

Hanss Lujan Torres is a Peruvian artist currently based in Kelowna, BC. He works primarily in photography, installation, and assemblage, and is interested in the memory of objects and the histories they possess. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Arts and a Minor in Art History and Visual Culture from the University of British Columbia Okanagan.

  Jolene Mackie

Quiet Grey Day, 2016

oil on canvas, 12 x 24 in.


 

Jolene Jolene Mackie lives and works in Kelowna. Her current series of work bridges her fascination with the beauty in the world around us, and the magic of the human imagination. By exploring these two things she takes the opportunity to reflect on the brevity of human existence, and find joy and whimsy in the imagination. Mackie feels that art can ground us in the present moment, and allow us to truly appreciate our world.

  Debra Martin

To Follow the Yellow Brick Road, 2017

acrylic on canvas, 18 x 24 in.


 

Debra Martin currently lives and paints in Kelowna. She grew up on the prairies and has worked and studied on both the east and west coasts of Canada. But she loves the saturated colours of the Okanagan. Her paintings exude both atmosphere and energy. A selection of her paintings are part of a permanent Art Walk in Kelowna’s downtown core. Martin’s works are found in corporate and private collections across the country. Her work is currently represented by Gallery 421 in Kelowna, and the Collector’s Choice Art Gallery, Saskatoon.

  Susan McCarrell

Time Flies, 2016

acrylic on panel , 12 x 12 in.


 

Susan McCarrell’s mixed-media works are reflections on memory, and the rituals of life, including celebrations, successes, and hiccups. She works in a unique style that is energetic, and playful, yet bound by discipline and tradition. Her art confronts the ups and downs of modern life and has connections to past lives with a strong feminine energy.

Using a combination of mixed media, personal photography, and historical images, she likens her art to a construction in order  to produce her natural and organic pieces. She hopes that her work piques an interest in the passage of time and brings viewers to their own place in history.

McCarrell relocated to the South Okanagan from Vancouver in 1996.

  Jo McKechnie

Midnight at Sea, 2016

glass, diameter: 17 in.


 

Jo McKechnie has been working with glass for over thirty-five years. She began creating custom-designed stained glass windows, but in recent years moved to working with warm (fused) glass. The beauty of light streaming through the texture and colour of glass inspires her. Her downtown Kelowna studio, La Luz Glassworks Studio, makes reference to la luz, the Spanish word for light. This studio is located in the Ellis Art Studios at 1021 Ellis St.

McKechnie’s work was included in the Artists on Tour event in 2013 at the convention centre in Saskatoon. She has participated in Lake Country Art Walk, and Vancouver’s Harmony Arts Festival. Her work is now being shown at Hambleton Galleries in Kelowna, and in various Blue Shore Financial locations in Vancouver as part of their BC Artists promotion program.

  Fiona Neal

Tipping Point, 2017

acrylic on canvas, 18 x 24 in.


 

Fiona Neal is based in West Kelowna. She studied at the Bourneville College of Art in the UK and then for her BFA at Sheffield Hallam University. She came to live in the Okanagan in 2003, where she has been exhibiting often. Her work is held in private and corporate collections in Canada and internationally. She is a member of the Federation of Canadian Artists and of the Westside Artists group. She teaches workshops throughout the Okanagan.

  Kyle L. Poirier

Midsummer Night’s Read, 2013

acrylic on canvas, 11 x 14 in.


 

Kyle L. Poirier is a Kelowna-based artist and graphic designer. He works primarily in acrylic, playing with layers of colour underneath moody washes, using a palette that mixes earth colours with jewel tones. His subject matter is diverse, but many of his paintings have a familiar whimsical, illustrative quality. He also works in Kelowna’s arts community as a graphic designer, both for the Kelowna Art Gallery and on a freelance basis. Kyle was the recipient of the award for Graphic Arts at the 8th annual Okanagan Arts Awards in 2015.

  Liz Ranney

Gravitation, 2017

mixed media on canvas, 24 x 24 in.


 

Liz Ranney a painter, digital media artist, illustrator, and instructor. She infuses her work with bright and bold colour and explores ideas of connection, interaction, expression, timelines, and division. She has a BFA (2012)  from UBC Okanagan. Ranney currently instructs art classes and workshops at the Kelowna Art Gallery, and has taught at the Rotary Centre for the Arts, CMHA, and heARTschool in Kelowna. Some of her recent projects include a solo painting exhibition at the Jane Roos Gallery in Toronto, large-scale murals in the Okanagan in collaboration with her husband Dylan Ranney (Ranney Creative), and works commissioned by local companies, writers, and musicians. Her website is www.lizranney.com

  Bonny Roberts

Skaha Pines, 2016

acrylic on canvas, 24 x 20 in.


 

Bonny Roberts lives and works in Keremeos. She has taken numerous workshops with a variety of instructors, the most influential being Richard Nelson of Hawaii. She feels the most important element in her paintings is colour. She sets out to create excitement and emotion in each of her works.

  Grace Shaw

La Tour Eiffel I, 2014

acrylic on canvas, 24 ½ x 18 ¾ in.


 

Grace Shaw was inspired to be an artist by the stories told by her Finnish father, who was an antique dealer. She lives and works in Penticton. She has been a member of the Federation of Canadian Artists since 2003. Her works are in private and corporate collections in Canada and the US. Her website is www.graceshaw.ca

  Leanne Spanza

The Vineyard, 2017

acrylic on canvas, 12 x 24 in.


 

Leanne Spanza is a self-taught Lake Country-based artist who is originally from North Vancouver. She has been exhibiting her work professionally since 2010, and has been painting in her signature style for the past ten years. Inspired by British Columbia’s valleys, mountains, and lakes, as well as the Pacific Ocean, she focuses on simple lines and bold colours to capture the landscapes.

  Meghan Wise

Photosynthesis, 2013

mixed media, 18 x 14 in..


 

Wise is a self-educated artist based in the Okanagan Valley. Her work is inspired by biological, sociological, political imbalance, as well as anthropological disconnects from nature, and the conscious or unconscious impacts humans have on their environment. She uses a diversity of media, merging, ink, acrylic, pen, pencil, and pastel. Her work has a quality that is undeniably personal and unique.

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