News & Updates
Sept 29, 2017
September has been an awesome month full of some great art experiences. I spent a full week with some great friends and talked art 24/7. It was a wonderful to just restock on the inspirational creative level. Just starting a new painting of a mom grizzly...check it out on facebook. Also working on my Whimsy series of mice trying to fly...for the kids book. And of course getting as much hiking in the sunshine as I can.
Sept. 12, 2017
Well the busy summer is now drawing to a close and I look forward to the fall which allows me more time in the studio. It has been a weather odd/bad year....so much moisture this spring and then so little this summer. Sending out my prayers to all that have been affected by the that weather....the floods, fires, hurricanes etc. Thank you to all who have helped to make those situations better. We are lucky to have so many caring and able people in our society.
August 14, 2017,
Wow what a summer. It took simply ages for winter to leave...then one of the wettest springs ever with flooding and high water concerns everywhere....then when it stopped raining it totally stopped for almost 2 months....so we have had the worse fire season ever. It has been such an odd year that it has impacted my studio work. There has been a bit of slow down there...will be picking up that pace now. The continual smoke has been both alarming and oppressive. My heart aches for all of those in the fire ravaged areas. Sending them prayers for safe return to their home and rain, lots of rain. it did rain the other day and hopefully more soon.
July 7, 2017,
It has been hot and dry here for the last few weeks....causing the paint to dry faster than I like in the studio. Makes for some adjustments in how I paint. Working on some commissions. Keep an eye on Facebook - Valerie Rogers Paintings for the studio weekly updates. Happy Summer!
June 11, 2017
Just spent Saturday at the Courtyard Gallery in Enderby BC, It is filled with a wonderful local art. Everything from jewelry (even some of mine) to glass art, wood work and of course paintings in a wide range of styles. If you are out for a drive it is open 10-4;00 Monday to Saturday. This is a group of the friendliest and talented artists. I will be restocking as I am down to only one painting available but will be bringing in more as soon as I can.
May 29, 2017
Just dropping off my big river painting to SAGA gallery today. Stop by on Friday night for opening to the show...or it will be on for the rest of June and part of July in Salmon Arm, BC.
May 18, 2017
Just finished a small painting of the little yellow daisy that dot the hillsides above Kamloops and Chase. A google search tells me that they are called Arrowleaf Balsamroot flowers. A hike a couple of weeks ago there filled my mind & heart with these happy flowers....so just had to paint them as protection for a wee wild rabbit. Will post this painting soon...or check it out on facebook - Valerie Rogers Paintings.
May 13, 2017,
What a beautiful day. The sun is finally shining and it is beautiful and green out. Open Studio this afternoon 12-4:00pm. Going to share all that is going on in my studio. Hope all of you are having a great day.
Well the rain hasn't really slowed down that much but we did have one sunny day in a row this week...so I guess things are improving.
April 20, 2017,
Well it has been such a wet spring here in Salmon Arm. Days and Days of rain. As I am writing this it is simply pouring...the water is running everywhere. Mud slides on the road etc. We are all so eager for the sunshine to finally arrive. But it does make for lots of studio time....just working on chipmunk painting and planning another. Have a great day.
April 6, 2017,
Head to facebook to Valerie Rogers Paintings to check out the art print give-away. Like and Share the contest post to be entered. Best of luck to you. Hope you are having a marvellous day.
March 13, 2017
Hello all, have to apologize as I have not posted any new photos of paintings in a long time. Please check out face book at Valerie Rogers Paintings for some a bit more updated news. It has been a really busy spring and I am definitely a bit behind on my media postings....but really busy in the studio (commissions) and still painting lots of others too. I will try to get some of the new paintings up before the end of March.
Feb. 14, 2017
Happy Valentines Day to you all...wishing you a wonderful day full of love and happiness. Even if you don't have a Valentine today...take a moment just to appreciate being alive! Take a moment to feel how wonderful it is to be you! All the very best to you today and everyday.
Jan. 26, 2017
Well I have been away from the studio for two weeks and really looking forward to getting back to it. My Oversize River painting is basically done and I am in the reflecting stage with it....just looking at it now and then to see what if anything I would like to change. Will post it soon. Now starting on a flying swan painting that has exciting shades of white that hopefully will sing against a very neutral gray sky. This painting idea feels kind of joyous.
Jan 16, 2017
Well is it that time of the year when I look forward and make plans for what new and exciting things will be happening in the studio. So many great ideas that sometimes it is hard to narrow it down to just a few....so working on the goals. Will update you when they all become clear to me. Have a wonderful day.
Jan 12, 2017,
OUch...it is cold, we were -25 this morning....the sun is out now but it is not warm....studio pellet stove is working hard to keep up....I am in here but still feeling more than a bit chilly. Not a good day for starting a new painting...hard to maintain any focus, when all I want is a warm drink. Hope you are all staying warm.
Jan. 6, 2017
It is already a week into the new year....just finishing up a big painting of Adams River Gorge. I am looking forward to a year full of wonderful natural experiences that will lead to lots of painting and artwork. Please keep stopping by and checking out my artwork. Also if you look at facebook....I am at Valerie Rogers Paintings, I often have up progressions there that show how the painting came into being....not only inspiration but also step by step. If you have something in particular that you are wanting please drop me an email from the contact page. Your artwork can be created just for you. Have a great day.
Dec 30, 2016
Wishing all of you a very Happy New Year...looking forward to 2017! If you need any original artwork to make your home or office special...please contact me, as I would love to have my nature art bring the outdoors into your space.
Dec 22, 2016
Well we are down to the last few days before Christmas and I would like to wish everyone a wonderful holiday season.....It is my hope that everyone is happy and healthy. Also that we all have and share a bit more peace and joy with all of those around us!
Dec 16, 2016
It is a time of year when I give thanks for the special people in my life...my wonderful family and fantastic friends. Each of them brings so much to my life and I am filled with gratitude for them. They are the framework within which I live and I feel so lucky to have them. Also to be able to create my artwork and share my love for nature and its creatures is a gift that I appreciate so much. I hope that through my artwork you can see that love and that it brings joy into your life as well. My heartfelt thanks is also given to those that collect my artwork for their homes and offices. Your purchases help to fuel the fire that drives my paint brush to dance over the canvas.
Dec. 8, 2016
It is the Christmas season and if you are looking for a unique present, original artwork is a one such special gift. Please contact me if you are interested in any of the paintings that you see on this website. Prints are available of many of the sold paintings also. I sure hope that you are enjoying preparing for the upcoming family celebration. All the best to you and yours!
Nov. 30, 2016
Just waiting on a 3 by 4 foot canvas to be delivered so that I can begin my next large painting. I am really looking forward to getting into this project. It will have some of my favourite subjects in it...rocks and water and will be representing a local landmark. Keep watching to see what is coming.
Nov. 30, 2016
Just tidied up and deleted allot of the old news items, so now will start again with whatever is new!
Valerie Rogers - BC Wildlife Federation`s Artist of theYear for 2016. How exciting to once again be a part of their wonderful conservation work! My mule deer painting "Busted" is this years official print. Check it out on BCWF website!
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Largest painting I have every created, Lift Off & Soar, 33 feet celebrating flight. It was a pleasure to have this painting featured at the Kelowna International Airport in their Departures area for 6 months of 2015.
Valerie Rogers GOABC Artist of the Year 2014
May 2, 2014
Very pleased to announce that I have been awarded GOABC Artist of the Year 2014. It is exciting to have my artwork recognized in this way and to have Mike Lewis purchase the winning painting and present it to the Guide Outfitters Association in appreciation of their representation and hard work.
International Artist Magazine
» Sept. 14, 2011
I am very pleased to be featured in the International Artist Magazine in the August/September issue. It is a wonderful art magazine that looks at art and artists all around the world. Such a pleasure to have 8 pages of my artwork and artistic process in this prestigious magazine. There even is a small photo of me working on one of my large paintings on the front cover of this issue (top right hand corner.) The inside article shares my wildlife art and gives a step by step creation process for two of my paintings.
PLEASE PHONE if you don't receive a reply from your email to me. Sometimes emails disappear into the ether or are blocked. Phone 250-832-2336 I don't want to miss anyone.
John Edgar Patterson Award
I am delighted to receive this Award for my painting "Steady and Swift." This is the top award for the Shuswap Lake Festival of the Arts. It is a pleasure to join the wonderful group of artists that have won this award.
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The West Coast mosaic mural was unveiled at the Olympics. Check it out at www.MuralMosaic.com
under Kunamokst. My panel is #86
. Wonderful to participate with such great artists as Robert Bateman.