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Proof of Life - The Art of Travel Journals with Wayne Wilson

Sat, June 2, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Sat, June 2, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Make your travels just as important with Wayne Wilson.

For hundreds of years, travelers have been recording their journeys - written about them, painted them, sketched them, scrap-booked them and more. These informal accounts often capture the 'essence of place'. They record the sights and sounds and tastes and smells of distinct places in time.

Let Wayne guide you with this brief workshop that will help you see the value of your travels in a whole new light. In the end, you will have a list of materials and you will have a whole new appreciation for the value of what you see when you travel. Wayne will provide a list of materials that are generally readily available and inexpensive, at the end of the presentation.

Space is limited and registration is required.
Please visit Opus Kelowna or contact them at 250‑763‑3616 or toll free 1‑800‑814‑8885 to register.

Landscape and panoramic imagery dominate Wayne’s current work. As a geographer by training, it has always struck him that the nature of space and/or place are never merely important to the expression of who we are; they are critical. Wayne tries to find that in his art; to distill the place and reveal its own rhythm.

Born in Lillooet, BC, in a house his father built out of railway ties, Wayne’s family had lived in many places around British Columbia until the 1960s where they eventually settled in the Okanagan (Kelowna). He had worked as a cowboy, truck driver, lounge singer, purchasing agent, college professor, film and audio book narrator, and many other jobs but spent most of his career in the Museum field and loved every day of it.

Sketching and other artwork have been part of his life since he was a teenager, and since then has taken a sketchbook and paints with him everywhere he goes.

Proof of Life - The Art of Travel Journals
Proof of Life - The Art of Travel Journals