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Artist aims to bring nature to life

September 2, 2016 2:38 P.M.

Nature in all its infinite variety is the seed of inspiration for Nancy Donnithorne.

A former Yukoner who has called Kamloops home for the past decade, Donnithorne presents an exhibition of her work, Through My Blue Eyes, from Sept. 7 to Oct. 1 at the Old Courthouse. An opening reception takes place Thursday, Sept. 8, 6-8 p.m.

Since she was a young child, Donnithorne has been surrounded by art. 

"With any of the works I create, my goal is to make my image come alive with movement, perhaps with a bit of whimsy and mystique, infusing it with colour, in this case the colour blue,” she said.

Some of her influences included studying at Alberta College of Art and working in galleries. 

Her work has been in numerous exhibits and private collections. She likes to work with a variety of media and textures. Drawing with charcoal being one of her earlier focuses, she now works mainly in watercolour and ink. She likes to capture an image on her camera then give it life and movement on paper.

“There are so many beautiful colours found in nature, some are more predominant in moments than others — like the colour blue. Any form of nature gives me inspiration; it could be stones, a clump of grass, or an old gnarly tree."

The show is in Kamloops Arts Council’s main gallery, open Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

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