Meadowlark Nature Festival is pleased to announce Dorothy Tinning as our 2017 Featured Artist. Born in Vancouver, Dorothy has had a life-long love of nature that has inspired her artwork since the beginning. We are proud to showcase her piece entitled, Spring Awakening, in our 20th Anniversary promotional material including our poster, advertisements, t-shirts and on the cover of our program guide.
The underlying theme in my paintings tends to be a celebration of the uniqueness of our beautiful local landforms that reflect the beauty and mystery of the Okanagan area. Since I feel immense joy when I am outdoors, I am inspired and connected to the spiritual side of expressing what I see in nature. That moment in time when I am sensitive to the many signs of a people before me, their gathering places, and the waterways that were used to sustain the people in this area over time, sustains me, and provides a personal depth to my art work. I use vibrant colours of acrylic on canvas to express my excitement of painting what I observe, and what I believe in and wish to share with others.
A quote attributed to Chief Seattle, Salishan Nation, helps direct my work, “This we know, the earth does not belong to man, man belongs to the earth. All things are connected, like the blood that unites us all.”
– Dorothy Tinning
An exhibition of Dorothy’s work entitled “Creative Exploration Through Landscape Art” including Spring Awakening will be on display at the Penticton Art Gallery, 199 Marina Way from May 19th to June 19th. Join her for an opening night reception at the Gallery on Friday May 19 at 7 pm.
On Saturday May 20th from 2 to 4 pm at the Penticton Art Gallery Dorothy will be giving a special talk entitled “Creating Exploration through Landscape Art”. Click here for details.