Take the Mile One Express chairlift up to the Mile One Hut to see artists Cameron Bird, Andrew Kiss and Susan Woolgar painting the landscape in their unique and different styles.
- Location: Top of the Mile One Express chairlift
- Price: Sightseeing tickets for the Mile One Express are $12 and can be purchased from Guest Services
This event is hosted by The Artym Gallery, Invermere. The freshly created plein air paintings will be included in an exhibition at Artym from 6-8PM on Friday July 20. You can also see these artists painting at the gallery on Saturday July 21, from 10AM - 2PM.
Imagine dawn in a fog-laden forest or dusk on the banks of a rippling stream, Soft wind through green branches, cool water slapping grey stone, secret places and quiet moments. Alberta artist Susan Woolgar paints such moments, capturing memories in pastel, acrylic and watercolour. It's a talent she nurtured in childhood, refined at ACA (Alberta College of Art), and taught in communities throughout Alberta.
Cameron Bird has grown up with a passion for the outdoors. Whether it was a family camping trip to the west coast of British Columbia, a hunting excursion deep into the backwoods of the northern interior or time spent exploring northern Ontario on his grandparents' farm, Cameron developed a love for nature and its surroundings at an early age. This love and passion has grown over the years and has become the foundation of the artist so many have come to know today.
Born in Hungary in 1946, Andrew and his family immigrated to Canada in 1957 after escaping the turmoil of the Hungarian uprising against the Russian invasion. After arriving on the East Coast of Canada, their journey eventually led them to Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Although Andrew spent his early adulthood employed as a topographical draftsman, his love of art was always with him. He began working with oils and painting his surrounding landscape. A move to the interior of BC gave him more inspiration with the vast mountains, lakes, and wildlife. In the early 1980’s he started to paint wildlife and sell his works through small local shows and galleries. This self taught artist was starting to see his talent evolve through developing his own recognizable style.
With a growing demand for Andrew’s work he began to produce limited edition prints. 110 editions are still on the secondary market and have made him a highly recognized name worldwide.