Great Blue Heron with Drummonds Rush

Laura Ashton, Great Blue Heron with Drummonds Rush, 2017, watercolour, 23 x 22 in.

Impermanence focuses on a grassland study area near Vernon. Watercolour illustrations and a video compilation highlight the beauty and frailty of nature through changing seasons.

Opening Reception | Thursday, May 25, 6-8 p.m. at VPAG

Join me at the opening reception of Impermanence this Thursday at the Vernon Public Art Gallery! I would be thrilled to meet you at the opening this Thursday night. Please feel free to bring guests, and don’t hesitate to introduce yourself if we have not yet met in person.

The gallery invites you and guests to the opening reception of four new exhibitions, Emergence by UBCO BFA Graduates, Arctic Sojourn by Nicola Tibbetts, Impermanence by Laura Ashton, and You Are Here by Teen Junction. Enjoy an evening of art, music, appies, beer, wine and punch. Admission is by donation. The gallery is located underneath the downtown Vernon parkade at 3228 31st Ave.

VPAG Curator
“The Okanagan valley has been experiencing a population growth and an influx of people from other parts of the province and the rest of Canada. The demand for housing and amenities for people has been steadily increasing and the new development of massive subdivisions is increasingly encroaching on the grassland habitat around the valley. Ashton’s exhibition Impermanence was produced within the context of urban development and the endangerment of the grassland ecosystem.”

– Lubos Culen
Curator, Vernon Public Art Gallery

Creative Chaos

creative chaos
June 3rd, 4th and 5th – FREE admission

Stop by my booth at Creative Chaos on the first weekend in June at the Vernon Recreation Centre.  I will have my full product line available, along with some great deals!  I will be sending out a quick announcement before the event in June to let everyone know which building I am in and what my booth number is.

Friday June 3 (10am-9pm)
Saturday June 4 (10am-6pm)
Sunday June 5 (10am-4pm)

The Vernon Recreation Centre is currently being renovated and construction is happening around the main entrance. The parking lots at the front of the Rec Centre and round-about will be mildly affected, however there are plenty of other lots to choose from. Please see the map for details!

Public parking:

  • The Curling Club off 39th
  • The Priest Valley Arena off 35th (centre lot between the Rec Centre and Arena, and left side of Arena)
  • The Performing Arts Centre
  • At Kal Tire Place
  • The Parkade downtown

From Nature to Abstraction

New Exhibition
Performing Arts Centre | Coat Check Gallery

Stop by the coat check gallery at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre to see my Siberian Iris painting on display as a part of the North Okanagan Federation of Canadian Artist group exhibition, From Nature to Abstraction.  On display until June 30, 2016.

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Artsolutely Holiday Gift Show

I am in the final stages of preparation for Artsolutely, a holiday gift show that will be held a the Vernon Arts Centre from December 1st to December 24th.  I am excited to be there displaying and selling a variety of illustrated items.

  • greeting cards
  • gift tags
  • matted art prints
  • framed art prints
  • original artwork

And make sure you enter my contest to win a free 8 x 10 original pet portrait painting!


An Upcoming Exhibition

Vernon Public Art Gallery Upcoming Exhibition
Exposed! Thursday November 12, 2015

I will have a painting in the upcoming member’s exhibition Exposed! at Vernon Public Art Gallery.  The exhibition runs from November 12 – December 23, 2015.  Please join me at the opening reception on November 12th from 6-8 p.m at VPAG.  Live music, drinks, cranberry ginger punch, appies and local artwork.  All artworks in the show are for sale, I will be submitting a wildlife painting this time rather than a botanical painting.  I will do another post about the painting soon.


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