Bev Veale, a longtime resident of our valley, has been painting, sketching, and carving for decades.
And we have an Exhibition of her art work!
Over 60 pieces- in water based oils, water colour, pencil sketches, and pastels...
On canvases, wood, and cupboard doors, from large to small.
We are gathered a corner of Bev's family photos and paintings, palettes and mementos from Bev's past.
And we know Bev has many friends in the valley, with lots of stories about Bev, her work and passions. So, come on in and share stories.
And enjoy Bev's art work!
Exhibtion from Friday Sept 1-23.
And our reception was on Friday, Sept 8, 4-7pm
Murphy Shewchuk and Bev discuss locations in the valley...
Bev shares drawing tips with student, Lindsey...
Kentucky Lake Pond
Davis Lake Lily Pads
Cacti in Bloom
Cathedral Lake Lodge
Curly Veale, Bev's mother.
Painted by Bev herself.
There is a corner in the Gallery with Bev's family history, at her Retrospective Show...
The story of Bev's life in the valley is as interesting and beautiful, as her art work.
We want to share some of the stories here soon.
Bev's grandfather homesteading in the valley
Bev's childhood at Okanagan Landing
Bev's time in the RCAF
Her stint as Recreation director, writing for the Merritt News and the Herald, her Kinnikinnick Lodge near Chataway Lakes. And her development as an artist.
Bev had a lot to do with the Valley Visual Artists and the formation of our present Art Gallery in the Courthouse Heritage building on Nicola Avenue...
We are looking forward to hearing more from Bev, her family, and friends!