Have you ever wished you could see in real life, a painting by the likes of Vincent Van Gogh, or Emily Carr? Well, the Oliver Art Gallery is featuring one of its artists that paints very close to Van Gogh and Carr.
Artist Sandra Albo is featured during July. She is a painter of historical subjects in the landscape of British Columbia. She uses distinctive style (heavy pigment water colours, thick impasto oil paints, oil pastels, impasto acrylics and detailed black ink drawings).
Sandra has a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of British Columbia with minor studies in fine arts. She is an active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists and has won an Award of Excellence from the FCA and many Juror’s Choice Awards. In 2001, eight of her paintings were featured in a made-for-TV movie called “Living With the Dead” starring Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen.
Sandra’s work is in many private collections throughout Canada and Europe. She has art in the Osoyoos Gallery, a mural in the Osoyoos Elementary School, and of course, the Oliver Art Gallery, of which she is the vice president and a founding member. She has recently been commissioned with two other Oliver gallery artists to produce historical paintings for the Osoyoos Museum.
Come and view Sandra’s art during July at the Oliver Art Gallery at 6046 Main Street from 11 am to 4 pm Tuesday- Saturday. There will be a “meet the artist” reception at the gallery on Friday, July 5 from 4-7 pm.