The work of two southern Alberta artists is showcased in the latest exhibit at the Fort Macleod Arts Building.
Work by Anne McClellan and Thane Vandereagan is on display through March in a show titled “Scene in the South.”
McClelland is a painter, owner-operator of The Curious Bird Studio and Gallery in Mountain View and co-ordinator for the Waterton Natural History Association.
McClelland had a career as an animal scientist with Agriculture Canada and is now a self-taught professional painter.
According to information provided to Fort Macleod Allied Arts, McClelland finds inspiration in animals with distinct personalities, faces, tree forms, the land and human forms.
McClelland rarely travels without a camera and sketch pad, often arriving late for appointments because she found an interesting subject for her art while on the way.
McClelland will lead a watercolour and mixed media workshop from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 23 at the Fort Macleod Scout Hall. Phone Evelyn McTrowe at 403-553-4236 to register.
Vandereagan is a photographer who prints his images on canvas.
“As a resident of Lethbridge I have grown to love the diversity southern Alberta has to offer,” Vandereagan explained.
Vandereagan finds his subjects on the landscape of southern Alberta in such places as Writing On Stone Provincial Park, Waterton Lakes National Park and the Crowsnest Pass.
“I find myself continuously challenged to try and capture the feelings I encounter on my journeys through these areas,” Vandereagan explained.