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Landscape Paintings of British Columbia

 

 

Paintings in Studio 1

Paintings in Studio 2

Sculpture

Kelowna Artist

Welcome to my Paintings of British Columbia and my landscape paintings of the Okanagan Valley. My studio is in Kelowna B.C. I mainly paint landscape, though I also paint European and North American street scenes, as well as paintings of people.
As a Kelowna artist, I am surrounded by some of the most beautiful landscapes in Canada, so it is difficult to resist painting it.
Painting the British Columbian landscape is a challenge and a joy. It evokes a powerful and beautiful feeling. On my canvas, I want to convey how it feels to be here. This "here" could be anywhere of course. Nature is beautiful wherever you are. Painters have always known this. There is something of beauty if you stop to see and feel it. When we are in nature, we don't just see what is in front of us, we feel what we see. All of our senses are engaged; we hear; we smell; we absorb the energy of the land. In my paintings, I use color and composition to create not just a visual representation, but a visual trigger to evoke that feeling.
My works are mainly impressionist, and often my artistic style is viewed as somewhat naive or simplistic. That is probably true because my style of painting expresses how I feel about nature, and I love it in the same way as I did when I was a child. I see nature in a very simple way, and that results in a clear expression that is easy to see and feel for the viewer.
Color is especially important in my paintings. I work to achieve a vibration and communication between colors that evokes the "energy" of the subject. In the last few years I have developed a working pattern based primarily on studio work, punctuated by periods of plein-air painting. I work in either oil paints or acrylic paints, depending on the subject or perhaps just my mood. Galleries in Kelowna British Columbia, Calgary Alberta, and Scottsdale Arizona, have represented my work.
The picture links above will allow you to browse through a large selection of canvases. There is even a link to view some of my Sculpture. To view people paintings, and city paintings, please visit Street Scenes. You can view my early pieces including my very first oil painting on my Early Works page.
Enjoy your stay and feel free to Email me if you have any questions or comments.
 
Statement and Bio
Street Scenes
Early Works
Galleries and Links of Interest
Price List

Newest Painting

Painting of Lake Okanagan

A Summer Place

Early Works

Oil Painting of child

Simple Pleasures

Street Scenes

Vancouver street scene

The Observer

 

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