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Blythe Scott: Mixed Media Artist

Victoria mixed media artist, Blythe Scott's, artwork depicts the wonder, beauty, and emotional essence of the places she has been. Originally from Scotland, Blythe is drawn to the textures of the urban landscape, frequently scaling rocky hills and parking garages to get a birds eye view of the landscapes she wishes to portray....Read more

Creative Community: Making Cards


After being inspired by a Visiting Artist Demonstration at Opus, Marney-Rose thought about creating books. Cards seemed a less intimidating way to start, and she recently began creating cards for family and friends on special occasions. "The card pictured was for Valentine’s Day. As a watercolourist, it was a natural medium to use to create the card," said Marney-Rose.

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Tips for Studio Safety

Whether you work in your own studio, a shared space, or at home, it is important to take precautions against materials that may be harmful to you or the environment if not handled with care. Here are a few tips and practices you can implement to set a high standard of safety in your workspace.

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Just Add Colour - #OpusColour

Colouring has become a wonderful creative outlet for millions, as adults the world over are discovering how it can improve your focus, allow for moments of relaxation and connection, and that it’s a perfect way to experiment with a host of materials.

We'd like to invite you to give it a try for yourself - both with free colouring pages and a chance to win a colouring prize pack from Opus and Winsor & Newton.

1. Download a Free Colouring Page!

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Just Add Colour - Article

Colouring books have grown up! A relaxing, therapeutic, and remarkably fun activity, colouring books have made a comeback with adults worldwide....Read more

Just Add Colour

Colouring books have grown up!

A relaxing, therapeutic, and remarkably fun activity, colouring books have made a comeback with adults worldwide. We visited Vancouver artist Sandeep Johal in her home studio to talk about this creative craze and how it is influencing artists and newcomers alike....Read more

Into to the Studio with Brandy Masch

Are you ready to take the leap into making art full-time? Brandy Masch has recently done just that, stepping away from her day job at Opus Kelowna to dedicate her days to her art career. She shared her path with us, outlining the steps she has taken to get to this exciting milestone. Read on to gather ideas and inspiration for your own journey!...Read more

Experiments in Mixed Media

Ignite your creativity in fresh new ways! Discover techniques for pushing artistic boundaries by watching Experiments in Mixed Media Part 1: Sketchbooks, Graphite and Yupo (above) & Experiments in Mixed Media Part 2: Yupo, India Ink and Pitt Pens (below). with artist, teacher, public speaker and author, Nancy Crawford....Read more

Waking up the Paint with Alex Fong

Alex Fong is a Kelowna based watermedia artist whose playful paintings stir the imagination with a kaleidoscope of light and colour. He is a staple amongst the artists in the Okanagan - known for his whimsical paintings, contributions to the Valley's wine industry, and charitable organizations. Alex is also a frequent visiting artist at Opus, conducting demonstrations primarily at Opus Kelowna....Read more

Opus Outdoor Painting Challenge 2015

THANK YOU to the 949 artists of all ages who challenged themselves to capture the beauty of nature, urban life, and their imaginations in our 4th Annual Opus Outdoor Painting Challenge, held at all six Opus locations across BC on Sunday, May 10th, 2015....Read more