Spring updates from my studio

The sun is out and it’s been a busy couple of months for me in and out of the studio. My volunteer work with the Lake Country ArtWalk continues.  Our theme  this year is ‘Colour Me Canada’ in recognition of our beautiful country’s 150th ‘birthday!’ I work as the Youth Art Coordinator and am also making application as a participating artist. This year, my late father-in-law, Egbert Oudendag, will have an exhibit and sale of works from the family archive in ArtWalk, as well! He was a master plein air oil painter. Put it in your calendars now, Artwalk takes place in Lake Country on September 9-10.

I’m still teaching various adult mixed media classes, almost monthly, at Leap in Vernon, BC. My ‘boss’, Melissa Dinwoodie is the owner of Leap and also an amazing artist, who does her own studio work in the gallery. I exhibit work in Leap, as well as teach.

I was pleased to be juried in to The Arts Council of the Central Okanagan’s (ARTSCO) ‘Artscapes’ exhibit. My work was shown in the Rutland Library and happily two of my four pieces went to a good home. Very satisfying when my work speaks to someone!

What a treat it was to do a workshop with a wonderful group of teachers, educational assistants and support staff for the School District here in the Central Okanagan! It was their Wellness Symposium. Nothing like losing yourself in some mixed media materials to enhance  your wellness, I say!

I had a great boost of professional development when I attended California artist Robert Burridge’s mixed media workshop in Calgary recently. Spending four days immersed and enthralled with this dynamic instructor was re-energizing for me and my process.

If you are in the Kelowna area, register at Opus for one of my demos! ‘Mixed Media Mantra’ takes place on Saturday, June 10! There is a morning and afternoon demo. Free and fun! I will also be doing a quick little session at Gallery 97 in Peachland, on Image Transfers, as part of their grand opening for the 2017 season on Sunday, June 4.

I am super pumped to be part of ‘Artists In Studio’ at Peachland Art Gallery! I will be setting up a mini studio and gallery. I will be working live and chatting with the public! Come by August 9th through 15th. Check website or call gallery for details.

If you are in the Invermere, BC area, please pop in to Village Arts on Main Street and have a look at my new work!