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Joey Nash is a self-taught Professional Artist who was born in Edmonton, Alberta in 1953. She has lived many places, but she now calls the beautiful Village of Chase , B.C. home and is delighted to put down roots, at last. She began painting in 1979 & was exhibiting in Galleries in Vancouver, B.C. within the year. She became an Active member of The Federation of Canadian Artists the first time she applied.
A life change caused a return to Kamloops in 2002. Her passion for Art still had to be honoured & shared with others, so, she focused on teaching. Joey loved to share her passion for art & quickly became a favourite Teacher for Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops Recreation & Culture & taught privately as well. She explored various mediums & techniques while helping her students to find their voices as Artists &, when time off allowed, she produced over 40 paintings in one year.
Due to the encouragement of her much loved students, 2006 marked a rededication to her career. She celebrated her 1st Solo Show, received wide acclaim for her painting "Maggie", which won Juror's Choice, People's Choice & the prestigious Patterson Award .
The Blue Parka
Judi MacKenzie was born in the Okanagan and now lives in the Village of Chase Judi has always been inspired by the hot dry sagebrush and the pine country of the Southern Interior of BC.
Except for taking one year of commercial art at SAIT in Calgary, Judy is mostly self-taught, having developed her distinctive textural style of painting after taking a workshop with David Langevin of Kamloops.
Heather Hollingsworth was born in Williams Lake, B.C. in 1962. The third of four girls, she grew up on Sumas Mountain, about ten miles outside of Abbotsford, B.C., spending countless hours hiking through the forest, most often on her own, just exploring. A budding naturalist?
Thanks to her mother, her formal education as an artist began with oil paint-by-number kits and continued with Walter Foster's How to Draw Dogs. Her artist and archeologist uncle, Bill Chappelle, was a huge influence and source of encouragement and inspiration.
Heather attended Fraser Valley College in Abbotsford in 1982 where she completed the first year of a two year Graphic Design and Communications program. Interrupted by parenthood, she continued to draw and paint ever since.
Heather now resides in the Thompson Okanagan.
Watercolour and pencil are her mediums of choice...so far.
Judith Elaine Reglin was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba and raised in Langley, B.C.. She had an A+ average for art in high school. In 1967 she moved to Salmon Arm, B.C. and belonged to the Salmon Arm Art Club in the 1970s. Judith has three children, two grandchildren, and one great grandchild now.
From 1967 to 1980 Judith worked in flower shops and from 1980 to 2004 she was a florist for Safeway until she retired. At this point she took up art again as a self-taught artist, taking inspiration from other artists.
Her mediums include; pen & ink, acrylic, pastels, and watercolour. Judith also does photography and creates unique artwork combining those photos with green screen effects to make interesting overlay pictures.