Thunderheads over Simmons Valley
by Jonn Einerssen
Logging the Great Bear Rain
by Vance Theoret
Einerssen has studied light as his life’s work since he started to paint
at the age of 21.The allure of wide open spaces-where the imagination
can wander as far as the eye can see-has been the dominant inspiration
for Jonn’s golden prairie landscapes and sunlit seascapes; the subjects
and style he has become known for.”Art is not a product of decoration,
but a window into some place you have been, or want to go. Rather than
limiting your space within the confines of a frame, art should expand
your view,” says Einerssen.
privately and self-taught, Einerssen has followed a successful,
adventurous career as a self-sustaining artist for over three decades,
painting and exhibiting across the continent. Jonn spent many years on
the west coast and living in The Rockies while establishing a fine arts
career. He eventually settled in Kelowna, where his studio and gallery
are currently located. Einerssen finds inspiration in his years as a boy
living on the prairies; he paints what he remembers seeing on the
horizon of his childhood like the grain elevator. His pioneer spirit is
kept alive because Jonn is compelled to document his experiences in his
ever-popular prairie landscape paintings.
Theoret is a man of few words, as are many who work with stone. But
when he does get talking it takes little time to feel his passion
for the stone that he works with! And of how he communicates with
the stone in a manner hard to put into words but nonetheless very
tangible. Theoret is of Mohawk/Metis descent and connects with each
stone, allowing its ancient memory to speak to him. Using this first
impression of what the stone has revealed, he applies a 'direct
carve' approach, letting the design emerge. This rough image is then
refined into a clean, solid sculpture, with precise, yet minimal,
detail. "I let the stone tell me what it wants to be. The results
are far more exciting than if I forced my ideas on my material."
While Vance's work portrays the physical presence of the stone, it
also evokes a wide range of emotions - from humor to a sense of
tenderness shared between mother and baby - and seems to touch you
on a very primal level. The pieces that Theoret carves seem to not
only have a life of their own but this method also showcases the
real star of the show. The stone itself!
Internationally acclaimed wildlife artist Terry Isaac grew up in the
Willamette Valley of Oregon, and it is there that he began his love
affair with wildlife.
Drawing inspiration from his own backyard and from the captivating
vistas of the Northwest, he began to create dramatic wildlife art.
He now calls Penticton, British Columbia, Canada “home” and, since
moving, has continued to create paintings capturing unique
characteristics of wildlife and their habitat. Terry travels around
the world to capture exciting images.
During his successful
professional career Isaac has been the featured
"Artist of the Year"
at a number of prestigious art shows and expos.
Csorba is known for his paintings of sports legends like Wayne Gretzky
and Muhammad Ali – and his commemorative works celebrating historical
events like the Olympic Games, and famous teams like Notre Dame
Football. You can find his paintings in the National Art Museum of
Sports, and in other prominent public and private collections.
also an award winning printmaker visionary, his work has been recognized
by the Smithsonian Institute. He is a longtime Edmontonian who has
devoted countless hours of community service and who campaigns to
encourage others to become involved in the lives of Edmonton children.
Eston, Saskatchewan. McLeod grew up on a wheat farm, where the prairie
wind and big sky seared his soul. The rebellious and free thinking
culture of his family is evident in his artwork. His father set a life's
course for him with the regular advice, "It doesn't matter what you do
just be happy". So, he never felt compelled to follow anything other
than his heart.
are struck at once by McLeod's paintings visually deceptive spaces and
the rich color of the saturated canvasses. Objects are depicted in a
style that could be termed as "contemporary representational". Handmade
frames adorn each painting. Built from a wide variety of materials, the
frames are an integral part of the artwork.
Pop Art - comes from the words Popular Art
and is a genre of art that uses elements of popular culture with techniques from
commercial art and advertising along with bold and bright colours to attract
attention. Pop art can be paintings, sculptures, and graphics that use the
imagery of popular or mass culture such as newspapers, comics, advertising, and
famous people, places, food or material things. A witty and ironic art, it
emerged in New York in the 1960s after having it’s start in London during the
1950s.One of the most notable pop artists of all time was the artist Andy Warhol
(1928-1987). One of his most famous paintings was that of a Campbell's soup can
which was considered iconic to the pop culture of the 60's. Think of pop art as
being fun, colourful with child-like playfulness and simplicity.
IN THE GALLERY
Love In A Mist by artist
believe that flowers are Mother Nature's finest gifts to us all. The
varieties of shapes and colours are endless, and I enjoy the challenge
of capturing that beauty on canvas."
Red Daylily III by artist
and raised on a farm in Alberta, Dennis learned to appreciate the
beauties of nature and the arts at an early age. The family home was
always alive with music and both parents and siblings had various
artistic talents. Dennis had a definite flare for art in high school,
but went on to college and was consumed by music and the high-technology
business world for 35 years. His talent lay dormant until he started
drawing and painting in 1998. Now retired from business, Dennis lives
in Vancouver and devotes his full time to the visual arts, painting
Dennis has taken drawing
and acrylic painting courses, but his style and many of his techniques
are self-developed. Current passions include detailed pencil creations,
and bold, bright flowers in acrylic. Dennis is a member of "Artfully
Yours" artist group and an active member of the Federation of Canadian
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