Dave Nicholas

 

Dave Nicholas
watercolor pencil
11" x 15"
Value: $300
Donated by the Artist

Penticton artist, Dave Nicholas, is a long-time resident of the Southern Okanagan coming to the area in 1965 to teach art in the high schools of Oliver and Osoyoos. Since that time Dave has shown his watercolors in both group and one-man shows throughout Southern B.C. and has taught classes in watercolour and design in a number of Okanagan communities.  Dave studied art at the University of B.C. And over the years has taken a number of workshops from internationally recognized watercolour painters. Dave’s watercolours use the varied landscape of the Okanagan valley as the subject matter for his work. He has a particular appreciation of the distinctive hues of the dry interior as changes occur from season to season. The Okanagan is a painter’s paradise of sky blue lakes, rolling hills of orchards and vines, sweeping banks of clay and low slung mountains to act as a backdrop to the changing scene. Dave, now retired from teaching, works out of his studio in Penticton where he lives with his wife, Angela.

"The Okanagan is a painter’s paradise of sky blue lakes, rolling hills of orchards and vines, sweeping banks of clay and low slung mountains to act as a backdrop to the changing scene."                             

-Dave Nicholas