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In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary”

     Aaron Rose


Meet the Artists

 Each month we are introducing a few of the artists who participated in the 2022 Fall Show and Sale.

Enjoy meeting them and join me in celebrating their artistic journey.

Nancy-lynne Hughes - Hughes Fine Art


Our Featured Artists this month are Aileen Grams, Bonnie Bishop and Debby Sparrow. 



About the Artist

Aileen was born in Calgary and moved to Vancouver just after getting married, making her home in Richmond and North Delta. After nine years she moved to Kelowna, BC, living there for 49 Years. Aileen worked for Sears Canada for 20 years in the Display Department then went on to managing the department. When Sears opened a Furniture store in Kelowna she transferred there, managing the display, warehouse and marketing departments.  

Aileen Grams


When Aileen and her husband retired they purchased a motor home and fulfilled their dream of travelling. Spending winters in Arizona and Mexico with a trip across Canada, back through the U.S. to Phoenix, Az. When the travelling ended Aileen spent her summers in the garden looking after her many roses and flowers. But, what would she do in the winter. She decided to try painting, it did not look very promising.

When she finally told her sisters, Ellen Lorne and Jan HowdenPaul, both very accomplished artists, what she had been doing they were incredibly surprised. They had been trying to get her to paint for a number of years and encouraged her to continue. Aileen started painting old houses, sheds, vintage cars and trucks and is now painting mountains, enjoying every moment. Aileen has taken classes from Doug Swinton, Rex Beanland and is now studying with Nancy-Lynne Hughes.





Bonnie Bishop

About the Artist

Bonnie started painting after she retired from teaching. She’s dabbled in watercolor, painted with acrylics, and finally found her niche painting with oils. Landscapes and waterscapes intrigue her, however she truly enjoys the challenge of portrait painting (both human and animal).

Comission's fill a good portion of her time at the easel. Bonnie resides in Strathmore and is an active member of the Wheatland Society of Arts.

Contact at

@bo10bish on Instagram




Artists Statement

Inspiration comes to me from the boreal forest and nature’s cycles of regeneration.  In nature I am reminded to embrace both stillness and change.

Debby Sparrow


Creating with acrylics, watercolour's or fiber, I strive to interpret the impact of the forces of death and rebirth surrounding my subject.

It is my hope that the viewer might sense a peacefulness in my work, stemming from the knowledge that all is as it should be.

@debbysparrowart on Instagram