Colours of Joy
Anne-Marie Harvey, SFCA and Robyn Lake met doing what they love the most - painting in nature. They began a wonderful friendship and both paint and play music together. Although their styles differ, they share a love of subject matter. By van or by bicycle, they travel around together painting and exploring the landscape and the culinary delights of the Okanagan. From small plein-air sketches to very large studio acrylics and oils, more than forty paintings will be on display from June 12 to July 12th at the Naramata Heritage Inn. To preview all works in The Colours of Joy:
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Robyn Lake: "I have always felt joyful when I paint, regardless of subject matter, but especially the Okanagan landscape around me, and I express that with colour and brush. I was born in the tropics where all the colours in the landscape are so intense and this has remained with me. I admire the Okanagan's luscious sun-lit grape vines and the late summer yellow foreground grasses in contrast with the dry desert hills. I feel a deep sense of gratitude and joy, and the brilliant colours I use are an expression of this: I want people to feel a sense of this joy when they look at my work.
Robyn Lake, "Afternoon on the Bench"
Robyn Lake, "Another Glorious Day in Paradise"
Robyn Lake, "North-Summerland"
Anne-Marie Harvey, SFCA: Painting is a way of connecting with the world around me. Light, colour and movement are my inspiration. I am particularly intrigued with the randomness of Mother Nature, and seek to express her joy and freedom in my paintings. Although I have played with many mediums and techniques, big brushes and interesting brush strokes seem to be my best tools so far.
Anne-Marie Hervey, "April Gold - Along the KVR"
Anne-Marie Hervey, "My view at 6am"
Anne-Marie Hervey, "Fleeting Beauty Along the KVR"
Take time out for a wine-tasting trip this month and visit the many superb Naramata Bench wineries on your way to the show at the Naramata Inn. Art Exhibition visitors are also welcome to visit the spa or reserve a dinner table at the Rock Oven restaurant downstairs at the Inn, open Wed-Fri from 4pm-late and Sat/Sun from 12pm-late. Tel. 778-514-5444 or firstname.lastname@example.org regarding dinner or spa.
There are 20+ more artists showing at The Lloyd Gallery on Front Street. The Lloyd Gallery welcomes you to browse the gallery on Front St. to enjoy the other incredible creative talents. www.lloydgallery.com