Abstract paintings at YLW embody Okanagan light

Born in Vernon and living in Coldstream since 1982, artist Heidi Thompson works as an art educator and illustrator.

  • May. 18, 2016 8:00 a.m.

OK Sunshine by Heidi Thompson at the Kelowna International Airport KAG display case.

When Okanagan artist Heidi Thompson received a commission to create work for the Kelowna Art Gallery’s space at the Kelowna International Airport she chose to explore the light of the Okanagan.

She created five large-sized abstract canvasses, all containing lots of yellow—along with other colours.

The texture on each is an important added element. The multi-panelled installation is entitled OK Sunshine and is currently on view at YLW until Nov. 7.

For more information about the Kelowna Art Gallery, visit www.kelownaartgallery.com.

 

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