Onyx Creek

Jane Everett
June 23, 2021 to April 12, 2022
Installation at the satellite space in the Kelowna International Airport (YLW)

Jane Everett celebrates the astonishing diversity of life in riparian areas and along our waterways in this series of oil paintings.

Influenced by the work of American abstract expressionist Helen Frankenthaler, Everett distills her memories of paddling through the mouth of local creeks in spring when the water level is high. The captured effect is of the morning sun bathing the vista in reflected light from all directions.

The narrative titles of these works — we parked near line 17, you moved off with your camera, and I soon lost sight of you — express the longing to hold onto these transient moments while moving through this dreamy landscape.

Everett’s practice in drawing and painting is intimately connected to the lakes and forests of the interior of British Columbia and explores the intersection between the fabricated and natural worlds. She has exhibited nationally and recently her installation Understory was shown at the Kelowna Art Gallery. She divides her time between Kelowna and her country studio in the Shuswap.



Join exhibiting artist Jane Everett from her art studio in the Shuswap for this exclusive behind-the-scenes look at where she creates.


Video interview with artist Jane Everett to accompany her exhibition, Onyx Creek, on display at the Kelowna Art Gallery’s satellite space in the Kelowna International Airport (YLW) from June 23, 2021 to June, 2022.


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