Okanagan BC

Besides local flora and machinery, I took time to contemplate my surroundings. With a studio in a rural setting by the Okanagan Lake, its influences crept into my work as I absorbed ever changing lights and shadows bouncing off water, and long vistas filled with moving clouds and approaching weather. One magical morning, I was standing at my easel in the dappled shade of sumac trees, painting a view down the lake. A small red bird came and landed on my easel and when I looked around, I noticed a deer laying in the grass just below where I worked. Magical moments like that embodied everything that studio offered me. But eventually I found cold winters with the long nights compelled me back to urban settings … until the following spring.

Published by Jo Scott-B

Exploring medieval design and fascinated by leaf patterns *Founding member of Heritage Vancouver, *Served on The City of Vancouver’s Heritage Commission *Heritage Award for her paintings of grocery stores built in Vancouver in the 1930s and earlier * Artist in Residence at Cannery in Steveston BC

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