During the months of July and August, the southern Okanagan Valley area, especially around Osoyoos Lake, is hot and dry. The ecosystem of the area is named after the antelope brush plant typical of the local climate. The antelope brush grasslands are part of the larger grassland communities connected to the Columbia Basin in Washington, Idaho, Montana and Oregon. Most of the grasslands around the Osoyoos area are dominated by big sagebrush, and perennial bunchgrasses. By spending time on the shoreline of Osoyoos Lake it is easy to enjoy the unforgettable wide open spaces, the gentle breeze, the golden sands, and a swim in the warm water.
As an artist it is easy to appreciate the way in which the Okanagan is reflected with a spiritual beauty. Nevertheless, the Osoyoos Lake ecosystem is fragile, and it is important that each one of us be aware of ways to understand and support habitat acquisition by the government, and by private agencies in order to protect these ecosystems. A bold use of colour, appreciation of light, and emphasis on mood, charges my work as a celebration of nature.
Available Editions of this Artwork
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|| Giclee (signed/numbered)||10||30.00" H x 40.00" W||$1,200.00 USD|