December 21, 2015

Artists

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The Tumbleweed Collective

The Tumbleweed Gallery is an artist collective. We aim to provide a strong and active voice within the Okanagan Arts community. Since our founding in 1996, the Tumbleweed Gallery Collective has been continually challenging and exploring individual advancement in the arts. Together our members strive to promote and nurture the growth of contemporary art in B.C.


Interview with Artist Britt Bidlake

About Britt Bidlake

The beauty that surrounds Britt in her hometown of Penticton, BC is what inspires her daily; the landscapes, the animals, the natural flora, the people – her inspiration draws upon them all. Britt’s passion for the arts was fostered at a young age, influenced largely by the creativity of the many talented women in her life. Upon completion of a Bachelors of Commerce degree at the University of Northern British Columbia, She went on to study Ceramics and Painting at Emily Carr University of Art and Design. She credits time spent working and travelling out-of-doors, for fostering her love of nature.

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Britt Bidlake


Interview with artist Lyse Deslliers

About Lyse Deselliers

Lyse Deselliers was born in Quebec and raised in Sainte-Foy. The surrounding provincial parks allowed her to develop a deep love for nature and animals. In 2016, she moved to Penticton BC where she continues to paint and enjoy the stunning surroundings.
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Interview with Artist Jessie Dunlop

About Jessie Dunlop

Jessie Dunlop is a visual artist. Originally from England, she now calls the Okanagan home. Her work has been described as “dreamlike” and “otherworldly”. It is inspired by fairy tales, found images and the dark stirrings of the imagination.

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Jessie Dunlop


Interview with artist Vikki Drummond

Vikki Drummond

Vikki Drummond has been creating with words, paint and graphite for as long as she can remember. Her paintings are a process of adding, removing, drawing, scribbling, writing, wondering, scraping and eventually stopping. She works in layers and is under the impression that she stops when she sees the finished work. Her technique is revealed in the bits that show through, like a secret or a dirty thought.

Who knows why we do the things we do? Vikki started her advanced education in the Fine Arts program at Okanagan College after high school. However she left to follow a boy into the Business program and pursued a degree with a major in sales and marketing. She proceeded to spend many years in this field.

Finally she has found her way back to what she really does. Vikki is currently represented by ARTE Funktional Gallery in Kelowna, BC as well as the Tumbleweed Gallery in Penticton, BC

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Vikki Drummond


Interview with artist Jolene Mackie

About Jolene Mackie

Jolene Mackie is an artist living and working in Kelowna BC. Her current series of work bridges her fascination with the beauty in the world around us, and the magic of the human imagination. By exploring these themes Jolene takes the opportunity to reflect on the brevity of human existence, and find joy and whimsy in the imagination. It is easy to be humbled by the human experience – while art and culture is something that can ground us in the present moment, and allow us to truly appreciate our world

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Jolene Mackie


cropped-cropped-Liz-Marshall-Art-Tumbleweed-Penticton-Okanagan-123Liz Marshall

Liz’s work is bright and spontaneous, with layers and textures built one upon the other. Liz has been featured in group and solo exhibitions in the Okanagan Valley and Vancouver. Liz is also a member of the Long Gallery and Studio in Penticton, and exhibits regularly at Hillside Winery, Penticton, B.C.

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Liz Marshall


Interview with artist Carol Munro

About Carol Munro

The art of Carol Munro takes many forms, and is influenced by the nature and geography of her surroundings in the Okanagan Valley. Carol’s artwork includes; encaustic and mixed media paintings, encaustic monotypes and dimensional pieces involving handmade paper.

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Carol Munro


Interview with artist Kirsten Robertson

About Kirsten Robertson

Kirsten paints still life images; fruit hanging heavy on a branch, or in a bowl surrounded by the empty darkness. Her art plays with negative space and unseen tensions: it is something altogether different, exciting and new.

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Kirsten Robertson

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