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Studio
  NEWEST ARTWORKS
RIPE WITH PROMISE
 
 
Camp Road, Autumn View
ACRYLICS

inspired by my walks in the hills...

 
  PASTELS

inspired by the Okanagan light...

'Okanagan Light'<br> stately Ponderosa Pine at the Okanagan Centre docks...
 
 
Fir Valley Cabin
WATERCOLOURS

inspired by the Okanagan climate...

 
  ARTIST GREETING CARDS

gift sets to collect...

First Pickings
 

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Marlene G. McPherson

Marlene G.  McPherson Picture Website: http://www.MyArtClub.Com/Marlene.McPherson

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Artist's Statement:
 

NOTE: Please visit MARLENE'S NEW WEBSITE to view more than 60 of her paintings plus more info on her upcoming Art Shows and Events as well as her line of Greeting Cards.

http://marlenemcpherson.weebly.com

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"Welcome to my on-line gallery. Through the various seasons of life, I have continually sought to explore my creativity. My artwork has evolved, fit into precious moments of time between teaching, work and family.

Currently I'm working in acrylic, pastel and watercolour, sometimes combined, and focusing on local landscapes and experiences. I enjoy walking the land with my husband, who is a keen outdoorsman, experiencing nature firsthand. Making sketches, taking reference photos and, when possible, plein air painting, I record and interpret the feel of the land. I am influenced by new ideas and experiences which I ponder and process, while my working methods adapt as I study, experiment and explore.

Recently, I've become more contemplative in my work as I reflect on my Mennonite heritage of faith. My art echoes this as a sense of life's deeper meaning and purpose impresses on me. The opportunity to personally experience this wonder fills me with gratitude as I feel inspired to share this story with my art.

Thank you for taking the time to visit. I hope you enjoy my visual interpretations of the land."

 

Art Instruction Offered:
 

Next Art Programs Offered January 2018

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Fun with Acrylic Painting -

Weekly Classes & Saturday Workshops

Warm-up this Winter Exploring your Creative Side!


Weekly Painting Classes for Adults & Children -"Fun with Acrylics"

(Please note that Course #1 is not a prerequisite for Course #2)


Two Courses available with all new painting projects:
Course #1: Thursdays; January 25, February 1, 8 & 15, 2018
Course Fee: $175.00 includes all art supplies.
Adult Class: Thursdays, 1- 3 pm or Evening Class: 7- 9 pm
Children's Class (Ages 8-12 yrs): Thursdays, 3:30 – 5:30 pm

Course #2: Thursdays; February 22, March 1, 8 & 15, 2018
Course Fee: $175.00 includes all art supplies.
Adult Class: Thursdays, 1- 3 pm or Evening Class: 7- 9 pm ChildrenClass(Ages8-12yrs):Thursdays,3:30-5:30pm 

                                                                                       
(Please note that Course #1 is not a prerequisite for Course #2)
Beginners Welcome. Gift Certificates Available. Come have Fun!
 
“Fun with Acrylics” is designed to introduce you to the wonderful world of Acrylic Painting. Classes are led by instructor demonstrations, painting a variety of colourful, interesting subjects including still life and landscapes. Teaching also includes colour theory, design and technique, helping you to understand the many special effects possible with this exciting medium. These courses contain all new projects and each lesson will focus on a new painting giving you four completed paintings per course.

Saturday Workshops for Adults - “Fun with Acrylics”
Saturdays: February 3, 17 & 24, March 3 & 10, 2018
Time: 10am - 4pm
Fee per Saturday: $115.00 includes all art supplies.
Participants may register for all four Workshops or individual Saturdays of their choice. Each Workshop will have new projects for participants to be inspired and complete.
Suitable for both beginners and intermediate students.
 
Location: Winter Classes are held at Lake Country ‘ArtHouse’ 10356A Bottomwood Lake Road, Winfield, B.C.
Please contact Marlene through this website to register or for more info.

Please reserve your space as soon as possible as class sizes are limited.

“I look forward to hearing from you and having fun as we explore the wonders of creativity together.Marlene

*Please note all classes are subject to enrollment.


M.G.M. Fine Art Studios
Teaching Fine Art in the Okanagan since 1993

To find out even more information about Marlene's artwork & teaching visit www.marlenemcpherson.weebly.com

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Additional Art Programs for Children and Adults offered annually
Location: Winfield & Kelowna, B.C. Canada
ACRYLIC: January/February
CARTOONING: July/August
DRAWING: September - December
PASTEL: July/August.
WATERCOLOUR: April - June

***Marlene is also available for Fine Art Instruction throughout the Okanagan Valley specializing in Art Workshops and Programs for all age groups covering the following mediums: Drawing (pencil, charcoal & ink), Claywork, Collage, Graphic and Commercial Art, Dry Media (pastel, pencil crayon), Mixed Media, Painting (acrylic, oil, watercolour) and Print-making.

Marlene has been teaching art in the Okanagan since 1993

Please contact Marlene through this website for more info.

 

Awards:
 

2017 Federation of Canadian Artists, SOS Chapter Juried Exhibition 'Connections', Shatford Centre, Penticton B.C. - Honourable Mention for "Okanagan Sunset Harvest".

2017 Federation of Canadian Artists, N. Okanagan Chapter Juried Exhibition 'Elements', Vernon Art Centre, Vernon, B.C. - Third Place Award for "Sunset Light off Lodge Road".

2011 FCA TRIPTYCH Juried Show, Shatford Centre, 760 Main Street, Penticton, B.C.

2010 North Okanagan Chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists Juried Show "Artist's Choice". Second Place Award for Pastel Painting Titled: Snow Opals.

2010 Armstrong Spallumcheen Public Art Gallery Ribbon Show, Pastel Division, First Place Award.

2010 F.C.A. Central Okanagan Chapter Juried Show, West Kelowna, B.C., Juror's Choice Award.

2008 & 2009 ArtVisions FCA Juried Shows; Kelowna, B.C., Juror's Choice Awards.

2008 FCA Juried Shows; Kelowna & Vancouver, B.C., Juror's Choice Awards.

2007 FCA Juried Shows; Kelowna, Vancouver & Vernon, B.C., Juror's Choice Awards.

2006 FCA North Okanagan Chapter Vernon & Vancouver, B.C., Juror's Choice Awards.

2005 F.C.A. Central Okanagan Chapter Juried Show, Kelowna, B.C., Juror's Choice Award.

2005 F.C.A. North Okanagan Chapter Juried Show, Vernon, B.C. Juror's Choice Award.

2004 F.C.A. Christmas Juried Show, Vancouver, B.C., Juror's Choice Award.

2001 F.C.A. Winter Juried Show, Vancouver, B.C., Juror's Choice Award.

2000 Armstrong Ribbon Show, Drawing Division, First Place Award.

2000 Armstrong Ribbon Show, Oil Painting Division, First Place Award.

2000 Armstrong Ribbon Show, Acrylic Division, First Place & Peoples' Choice Awards.

2000 Armstrong Ribbon Show, Best of the Show Award, Juror's & People's Choice Awards.

2000 F.C.A. Millennium Theme Show, Vancouver, B.C., Juror's Choice Award.

2000 F.C.A. C. Okanagan Chapter Juried Show, Kelowna, B.C., Juror's Choice Award.

l999 Armstrong Ribbon Show, Pastel Division, Armstrong, B.C., First Place.

 

Biography:
 

Marlene G. McPherson celebrates the joy of creating through painting the reflections of her life. Beautiful Lake Country, with its rolling hills, blanket of orchards and cool, inviting lakes serves as inspiration for her art.

Marlene believes that making art is an enjoyable life-long learning activity. She works in a variety of media and each year she enters a number of regional & international art shows and competitions. Marlene is involved in the art community and holds memberships in local galleries and art groups. She has held active status with the Federation of Canadian Artists since 1998.

Marlene is also a teacher. As the founding director of M.G.M. Fine Art Studios in Winfield, B.C., she has taught visual art to hundreds of children, teens and adults since 1993. Besides directing her studio program, Marlene has also been an instructor with the City of Kelowna and the Kelowna Art Gallery. In 2008, Marlene was nominated for an Okanagan Art Award recognizing her teaching contribution in the Fine Arts and in 2010 Marlene's Studio, M.G.M. Fine Art Studios was nominated for the 'Creativity in Business Award' through the Lake Country Chamber of Commerce.

Marlene's artwork is available for purchase on occasion at the Federation of Canadian Artists' Gallery on Granville Island in Vancouver, B.C., through her website http://marlenemcpherson.weebly.com/ and by appointment at her Winfield studio. Her artwork is in the permanent collection of the District of Lake Country and featured in C.E. Krueger's book "Beauty is... A Collection of Okanagan Art".

 

Collections:
 District of Lake Country, B.C. Canada;

Title: First Pickings, Watercolour 1999
Title: Kalamalka Lake Guardian, Watercolour 2007
Title: Snowdrift in Blue, Pastel 2010

Current Exhibits:
 

OASIS 2017 National Art Exhibition -

Presented by the Central Okanagan Chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists.
Marlene invites you to see her artwork and visit the -

Peachland Art Gallery

Saturday, July 1 – Sunday July 30th, 2017

The Peachland Community Arts Council is proud to welcome the OASIS exhibition of the Central Okanagan Chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists. Please spread the word and invite your friends to view this first class exhibition.

http://www.peachlandarts.ca/

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ARTWALK 2017
Marlene invites you to visit her art display at Artwalk in Lake Country, BC.

ARTWALK 2017

September 9 & 10, 2017
10am-5pm
Lake Country Community Complex
10241 Bottomwood Lake Rd, Lake Country, BC
Admission: Toonie ($2)

http://www.lakecountryartwalk.ca

ArtWalk takes place at the Lake Country Community Complex (George Elliot Secondary School, Winfield Memorial Hall, Lake Country Municipal Hall, Lake Country Art Gallery).

Lake Country ArtWalk, the largest of its kind in the BC interior, showcases original works of art and live performances created by visual and performing artists living in the Okanagan Valley. More than  300  artists of all media are exhibiting over 3000 original works of art. The event plays host to over 7000 visitors. Come celebrate our local artists and be amazed by their creativity!

Proceeds from ArtWalk go to supporting the arts in our community.
Artwalk is truly a community event with many volunteers working hard to make this festival happen, and with community groups contributing in numerous ways.

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See more of Marlene's Artwork -

Visit Marlene's website http://marlenemcpherson.weebly.com/ to see over 60 of her paintings available for purchase or contact her through her websites for an appointment to visit her at her Winfield studio.

Marlene's Greeting Cards can be found at -
Vernon Public Art Gallery, Vernon, B.C.
or by contacting Marlene through her websites. http://marlenemcpherson.weebly.com/

 

Exhibits:
 

Solo Exhibitions:

2017 Inspirations of Faith, Armstrong Spallumcheen Public Art Gallery, Armstrong, B.C.                  

2015 Changing Lands, Lake Country Public Art Gallery, Lake Country, B.C.

2014 Changing Lands, Armstrong Spallumcheen Public Art Gallery, Armstrong, B.C.                                                                                    

2012 Okanagan Dream Series, Vernon Public Art Gallery, Vernon, B.C.                                    

2012 Okanagan Graces, New Moon Gallery, West Kelowna, B.C.

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Selected Exhibitions:

2014, Wild Hope; Faith for an Unknown Season, Curated Exhibition, Canadian Mennonite University, Winnipeg, MB

2012 Dusting off the Bible for the 21st Century, Curated Exhibition, Richmond, B.C.

2010 Refreshing Winds, Curated Exhibition, Mennonite Heritage Gallery, Winnipeg, MB

2010 Harvest Show; Curated Exhibition, Lake Country Public Art Gallery, Lake Country, B.C.

2004 Looking Back; Reflections of the Okanagan Mountain Fire, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, B.C.

2003 Inspired By Nature, Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan, Kelowna, B.C.

1999 Winsor & Newton Worldwide Millennium Show Competition, Middlesex, England

1997 Land Biography; Passages of the Okanagan Juried Show, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, B.C.


Annual Exhibitions:

Artwalk Juried Art Show, Lake Country Community Complex, Winfield, B.C.

Federation of Canadian Artists Juried Shows, C. O. Chapter, Kelowna, B.C.

Federation of Canadian Artists Juried Shows, N. O. Chapter, Vernon, B.C.

Federation of Canadian Artists Juried Shows, FCA Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.

Members' Shows: Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, B.C., Vernon Public Art Gallery, Vernon, B.C., and Lake Country Gallery, Lake Country, B.C.

 

Professional Organizations:
 

Armstrong Public Art Gallery, Armstrong, B.C.

Arts Council of the Central Okanagan, Kelowna, B.C.

Federation of Canadian Artists, Vancouver, B.C. (Achieving Active Status in 1998)

Federation of Canadian Artists, Central Okanagan Chapter, Kelowna, B.C. Active Status

Federation of Canadian Artists, North Okanagan Chapter, Vernon, B.C. Active Status

Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, B.C.

Lake Country Public Art Gallery, Lake Country, B.C.

Vernon Public Art Gallery, Vernon, B.C.

 

Publications:
 

Beauty is...A Collection of Okanagan Art, by C.E. Krueger, 2003
Features selected artwork by Marlene G. McPherson

Cotton Candy Chatterbox, by Esther McIlveen, 1990
Illustrated by Marlene G. McPherson

Abbotsford/Matsqui; A Tour Through The Area, by David Edge, 1988
Illustrated and designed by Marlene G. McPherson

 

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