Onyx Creek



Wed, Jun 23rd, 2021 to Tue, Jan 18th, 2022


10:00 am to 5:00 pm


In this series of paintings Jane Everett celebrates the astonishing diversity of life in riparian areas, found near waterways.

Everett, influenced by the work of American abstract expressionist painter Helen Frankenthaler, distills her memories of paddling through the mouth of local creeks in spring when the water level is high. Her large-scale oil paintings lean towards abstraction and are only landscape-based in the loosest sense. With narrative titles such as And I Soon Lost Sight of You, her paintings express the longing to hold onto these transient moments, while still addressing the subtext of the relationship between paddlers as they move through this dreamy landscape.

Everett’s practice in drawing and painting is intimately connected to the lakes and forests of the interior of British Columbia and explores the intersection between the fabricated and natural worlds. She has exhibited in galleries across Canada and her work is held in many private and public collections.


Kelowna Art Gallery

1315 Water Street, Kelowna


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