Jenny Long   JENNY LONG graduated in 2003 from the Bachelor of Fine Arts program at what originally was Okanagan University College in Kelowna. Before her studies at OUC, Long lived in Denmark for a year as a Rotary exchange student, which allowed her the opportunity to absorb a foreign culture and in travelling, realized her desire for visual expression. For years after her studies Long showed commercially with the Art Ark Gallery in Kelowna where she gained a strong reputation for her abstract portraits. A series of steady commissions followed + Long has since continued creating custom artwork for a multitude of clients whether in the form of portraits or pure abstraction. Her passion for painting extends to her students she teaches at The Long Studios + Gallery located in downtown Penticton. She is thrilled about nurturing the growth + development of the exciting group of artists who rent studios as well as show in her bustling downtown art space.   jennylongpainting.com

Jenny Long

JENNY LONG graduated in 2003 from the Bachelor of Fine Arts program at what originally was Okanagan University College in Kelowna. Before her studies at OUC, Long lived in Denmark for a year as a Rotary exchange student, which allowed her the opportunity to absorb a foreign culture and in travelling, realized her desire for visual expression. For years after her studies Long showed commercially with the Art Ark Gallery in Kelowna where she gained a strong reputation for her abstract portraits. A series of steady commissions followed + Long has since continued creating custom artwork for a multitude of clients whether in the form of portraits or pure abstraction. Her passion for painting extends to her students she teaches at The Long Studios + Gallery located in downtown Penticton. She is thrilled about nurturing the growth + development of the exciting group of artists who rent studios as well as show in her bustling downtown art space.

jennylongpainting.com

  Bibiana   I have been pursuing art ever since childhood.  I have taken tons of art related classes over the years.  I was able to be creative in – graphic art, photography, interior design and Montessori directress,  just to name a few. My choice of medium is acrylics – they are so forgiving and playful.  and my inspirations come from nature – I love to garden, take long strolls through the woods, stop and check out all of the insects and take lots and lots of pictures.    I am so grateful to be here at Long Gallery + studios and share this amazing space with such lovely and talented artists.

Bibiana

I have been pursuing art ever since childhood.  I have taken tons of art related classes over the years.  I was able to be creative in – graphic art, photography, interior design and Montessori directress,  just to name a few. My choice of medium is acrylics – they are so forgiving and playful.  and my inspirations come from nature – I love to garden, take long strolls through the woods, stop and check out all of the insects and take lots and lots of pictures.

I am so grateful to be here at Long Gallery + studios and share this amazing space with such lovely and talented artists.

  Gord Wylie   Longtime BC resident, Gord Wylie, has over 30 years experience in the visual arts industry. Inspired by his study of National Geographic magazine. WYLIE honed his skills in travel, capturing imagery from the South Pacific, Europe, the Caribbean, Mid Western USA and his home The Okanagan Valley, with FINE ART subject always in the mix. His career influences came from the skilful tutoring from the locally renowned photographer, Hugo Redivo; and by the completion of several workshops, specifically, The Santa Fe Workshops in New Mexico, and Art Wolf workshops in Seattle WA. Wylie has provided hundreds of images for tourism publications, featuring: golf, wine, and cultural themes. Though-out his commercial career, he has compiled a body of work for the FINE ART Industry now being featured in The Long Gallery   wyliephoto.com

Gord Wylie

Longtime BC resident, Gord Wylie, has over 30 years experience in the visual arts industry. Inspired by his study of National Geographic magazine. WYLIE honed his skills in travel, capturing imagery from the South Pacific, Europe, the Caribbean, Mid Western USA and his home The Okanagan Valley, with FINE ART subject always in the mix. His career influences came from the skilful tutoring from the locally renowned photographer, Hugo Redivo; and by the completion of several workshops, specifically, The Santa Fe Workshops in New Mexico, and Art Wolf workshops in Seattle WA. Wylie has provided hundreds of images for tourism publications, featuring: golf, wine, and cultural themes. Though-out his commercial career, he has compiled a body of work for the FINE ART Industry now being featured in The Long Gallery

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  Christina Baird   Being an artist for me is about Experience, Creation & Connection  I paint to connect – to the world, life, experiences, feelings, visions, thoughts, places, memories, the visible and the invisible. When another person connects to or is touched or excited by a piece I have created, I am happy to resonate in the shared experience.   I work with my photographs and paints to explore why visual experiences create excitement, awe, emotion, mystery, magic, or ah-ha moments.   Creating art is an expression of my experiences; of the obligation to unfold and to be available to the creative forces; and to court the muse into open conversation.

Christina Baird

Being an artist for me is about Experience, Creation & Connection

I paint to connect – to the world, life, experiences, feelings, visions, thoughts, places, memories, the visible and the invisible. When another person connects to or is touched or excited by a piece I have created, I am happy to resonate in the shared experience.

I work with my photographs and paints to explore why visual experiences create excitement, awe, emotion, mystery, magic, or ah-ha moments.

Creating art is an expression of my experiences; of the obligation to unfold and to be available to the creative forces; and to court the muse into open conversation.

  Peter Ricq   Peter Ricq is an award-winning creative force. Besides his work as a Visual Artist, he is also a Television Producer, Writer, Art Director, Designer, Director, Music Composer and Performer.    Even before completing his BFA in film animation at Concordia University in Montreal, Ricq was well on his way to creating a name for himself. In 2005, the artist and his partners sold his first animated TV series: “The League of Super Evil” (YTV, CBBC, NICK) which ushered him into his role as Art Director in 2007. Ricq went on to co-create and art direct several other animated series with his creative collaborator Phil Ivanusic-Vallee including “Oh No! It’s an Alien Invasion” (Teletoon, ABC3, Canal J) and “Freaktown” (Teletoon, Cartoon Network Asia, Disney SEA).     peterricq.com

Peter Ricq

Peter Ricq is an award-winning creative force. Besides his work as a Visual Artist, he is also a Television Producer, Writer, Art Director, Designer, Director, Music Composer and Performer.

Even before completing his BFA in film animation at Concordia University in Montreal, Ricq was well on his way to creating a name for himself. In 2005, the artist and his partners sold his first animated TV series: “The League of Super Evil” (YTV, CBBC, NICK) which ushered him into his role as Art Director in 2007. Ricq went on to co-create and art direct several other animated series with his creative collaborator Phil Ivanusic-Vallee including “Oh No! It’s an Alien Invasion” (Teletoon, ABC3, Canal J) and “Freaktown” (Teletoon, Cartoon Network Asia, Disney SEA).  

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  Megan Majewski   Megan Majewski is a pop surrealist artist who has been featured in prominent galleries around the world.  Over the years, her paintings have graced the walls of Gallery 1988, Ayden, La Luz De Jesus, C.A.V.E. Gallery, and many more. The popularity of her work stems from the intricate dreamscapes that blend life with death, and dark mythical characters with a touch of delicate elegance.  She continues to paint the odd, morbid and beautiful things that come from the dark depths of her mind.   deadkittie.com

Megan Majewski

Megan Majewski is a pop surrealist artist who has been featured in prominent galleries around the world.  Over the years, her paintings have graced the walls of Gallery 1988, Ayden, La Luz De Jesus, C.A.V.E. Gallery, and many more. The popularity of her work stems from the intricate dreamscapes that blend life with death, and dark mythical characters with a touch of delicate elegance.  She continues to paint the odd, morbid and beautiful things that come from the dark depths of her mind.

deadkittie.com

 
  Graham Fox   Born in Exeter, England in 1957 after a largely uneventful childhood, Graham studied medicine and science embarking on a career in research science. However the arts proved too great a pull and in a change of direction he abandoned his science career and took up photography whilst holding down a series of regular jobs. At the same time Graham became a student of Zen and to this day Zen has a huge influence on all of his work. In 2002 Graham and his wife Julie moved to Canada so that Julie could pursue her career in science. Living in Calgary Graham opened an art gallery along with two other artists, selling a mix of photographs and digitally created images. Another change of direction took Graham and Julie to Oliver in the South Okanagan where they designed and built a pet boarding kennel, which they run very happily to this day.    On the art front, although still doing some photography, Graham has moved into mixed media, principally pastels and graphite combined with digital imaging.     In addition to this Graham has written two books of Zen poetry, currently available on Amazon.     “I can’t emphasize enough the influence Zen has had on my work in the visual arts, it really is the wellspring from which all flows.”

Graham Fox

Born in Exeter, England in 1957 after a largely uneventful childhood, Graham studied medicine and science embarking on a career in research science. However the arts proved too great a pull and in a change of direction he abandoned his science career and took up photography whilst holding down a series of regular jobs. At the same time Graham became a student of Zen and to this day Zen has a huge influence on all of his work. In 2002 Graham and his wife Julie moved to Canada so that Julie could pursue her career in science. Living in Calgary Graham opened an art gallery along with two other artists, selling a mix of photographs and digitally created images. Another change of direction took Graham and Julie to Oliver in the South Okanagan where they designed and built a pet boarding kennel, which they run very happily to this day.

On the art front, although still doing some photography, Graham has moved into mixed media, principally pastels and graphite combined with digital imaging.

 In addition to this Graham has written two books of Zen poetry, currently available on Amazon.

 “I can’t emphasize enough the influence Zen has had on my work in the visual arts, it really is the wellspring from which all flows.”

  Earl Rhode   As a kid growing up in Victoria, B.C., the city was readily accessible by foot or bicycle.  The close quarters offered character and colour from the land and what existed upon it.  I'm guessing that's the well I now explore when painting and drawing.

Earl Rhode

As a kid growing up in Victoria, B.C., the city was readily accessible by foot or bicycle.

The close quarters offered character and colour from the land and what existed upon it.

I'm guessing that's the well I now explore when painting and drawing.

  Robin Robertson   My abstract paintings are an exploration of texture and color inspired by nature.   My first art making memories are from when I was five years old and involve my father. I took the sawdust from his table saw, mixed it with flour and water and created a series of duck sculptures.   Later my paternal grandma, an accomplished painter, would inspire me with her art and her being.  My first adult foray into producing art was functional pottery in the 1970-80’s.   Painting is an experiential journey that I began in my mid 50’s.   Like the ducks that are my first remembered art pieces, birds and natural habitats are my underlying themes.   

Robin Robertson

My abstract paintings are an exploration of texture and color inspired by nature. 

My first art making memories are from when I was five years old and involve my father. I took the sawdust from his table saw, mixed it with flour and water and created a series of duck sculptures. 

Later my paternal grandma, an accomplished painter, would inspire me with her art and her being.

My first adult foray into producing art was functional pottery in the 1970-80’s. 

Painting is an experiential journey that I began in my mid 50’s. 

Like the ducks that are my first remembered art pieces, birds and natural habitats are my underlying themes.