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RICHARD W. CRACK

Richard Crack was born in Comox, British Columbia. He graduated from a four-year program at the Alberta College of Art, earning a diploma in Fine Art. Richard has worked in a number of areas; as a draftsman, an audiovisual technician, a medical photographer, self-employed as a graphic
designer, and as a graphic designer and prepress technician at a printing company. His current artistic interests are in the complimentary endeavours of landscape painting and photography, while his expressive literary interest lies in the writing and self-publishing of poetry and short fiction. He now lives in Kamloops, B.C.

SUSAN CRACK

Susan Crack was born in Calgary, Alberta. She graduated from the Alberta College of Art, majoring in fibre arts and has both a Bachelor and a Master of Science degree in biology from the University of Calgary. Susan worked for over twenty-five years as a medical illustrator. She now lives in Kamloops, B.C.

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Jenny Meyers was born and raised in Calgary Alberta. She has been painting for as long as she can remember. Painting is her passion. Jenny loves to create beautiful pieces for people to enjoy. She strongly believes that all art is beautiful and there is no one right way of creating it. She doesn’t believe one should judge creativity. Enjoy it for what it is and the passion that was put into it. Jenny works mainly with acrylic and watercolour but likes to explore many themes and mediums. She has painted everything from animals and landscapes to faces and the body. She is continuously working on her passion and hopes everyone enjoys her work.

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Jane was born in Lagos Nigeria in 1999. She is a self-taught artist and did not learn within art classes or from instructional mediums. She decided to learn these techniques for herself in order to find her own art style. Jane’s passion for art began as a competition with a friend over who could create the best cartoon and although she unfortunately lost that rivalry she gained access into expression.

She works in mediums most often of sketching, painting and photography. Her work is mainly centered on that of perception and how there is more hidden behind what we can normally be seen on the surface. Jane is constantly being inspired through the challenges that have come along with the negative labels of being a girl, an African American and Nigerian. She uses her art to express that there is more hidden beneath those stereotypes which often accompany those titles and perceptions. Her art goes under the surface that people chose only to see.

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Pat Nelson is a retired Library Manager. She and her husband moved to the Okanagan in 2011. Pat was so inspired by the beauty of the Okanagan that she decided to take a drawing class to capture this beauty. She got “hooked” on drawing and painting and continues to take courses to develop her skill and her creativity. Pat works primarily in acrylics. Her subjects include still life, landscapes, and portraits and pet portraits. She also experiments with abstract creations.

Pat is the Co-Leader of the Okanagan Chapter of Room to Read and a member of Toastmasters International. She loves to travel and has traveled extensively in Europe, Egypt and Turkey. She loves experiencing the art of other countries. Pat enjoys and supports public art and seeks it out when she travels.

To Pat, the most powerful and poignant art is that which captures life in the moment: a gesture, a pose, a facial expression, the interactions between people or animals. These unique and special moments intrigue and inspire her. She seeks to create work that will provoke an emotion in the viewer. She is also inspired by the work of the Impressionists, especially Van Gogh and Monet. She is also interested in more modern artists such as Picasso and Miro. She was delighted to be able to experience the fabulous art and exhibits at the Venice Biennale, 2017.

She also finds architecture inspiring and tries to portray the unique details of buildings and the atmosphere on the street in the scenes that she paints. Pat enjoys and supports public art and seeks it out in her many travels.

“Art is not what you see but what you make others see”  – Edgar Degas

“Paintings have a life of their own that derives from the painter’s soul”  – Vincent Van Gogh