Mountains and mixed media

Six wonderful artists will be featured at Pynelogs from September 6 to 18.

Columbia Wetlands by Marg Metcalf.

Columbia Wetlands by Marg Metcalf.

Six wonderful artists will be featured at Pynelogs from September 6 to 18. The show will be composed of many mediums that will make for a diverse and exciting viewing experience. The artist opening will take place on September 7 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Pynelogs Cultural Center, so mark your calendars.

Growing up in the Columbia Valley has played an instrumental part in the development of Ryan Bavin and of his art.

Trained as a glassblower by his father, Pat, artistic expression has always been a part of Bavin’s everyday life. He started his apprenticeship at age 15 and has worked at Bavin Glassworks ever since.

Inspired by his grandfather, Bavin also took up photography at a young age and became a self-taught photographer himself. He enjoys the fact that either in photography or glassblowing you can never stop learning.

Jane Murray is a mixed-media painter and her method is process-oriented.

She enjoys experimenting with the interactions of an assortment of materials, and her finished work is a synthesis of concept-based intentions executed with an intuitive process.

Her pieces in this show will exhibit abstracted, simplified images of humans, animals, and landscapes.

From realism to abstracts, MaryAnn Bidder likes her work to tell a story and express a sense of mystery.

She has worked in most mediums and is presently working with watercolour and mixed media, although she enjoys all subjects and is always keen to try something new.

Bidder is a self taught artist who lives in Kimberley, and involvement in the arts community, workshops, study, and self-advancement are constants in her life.

Margaret Metcalf has been showing her paintings at Pynelogs for a number of years. She continues to study and explore — proof in her own work that after a 20 year respite from the medium, oil painting has returned to her life.

Metcalf enjoys summer gardens and painting floral works, but her first love is painting Canadian landscapes. With the pains of aging, however, getting to remote areas is becoming a lot more challenging than actually painting them.

Rita Rankin began painting in 2004 and found that she especially enjoys painting natural landscapes; the mountains, the trees, the water… and she is particularly inspired by the region that surrounds her family cabin at Fairmont Hot Springs.

Since retiring in 2001 from a teaching position, she has rekindled some hobbies, but all of those interests take a back seat to art and in particular to her love of dry pastel painting.

Montana Cameron

Pynelogs Staff