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Camp Road, Autumn View

inspired by my walks in the hills...


inspired by the Okanagan light...

'Okanagan Light'<br> stately Ponderosa Pine at the Okanagan Centre docks...
Fir Valley Cabin

inspired by the Okanagan climate...


gift sets to collect...

First Pickings

Take a tour of this Artist's Studio by clicking on Studio Tour

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Marlene G. McPherson

Marlene G.  McPherson Picture Website: http://www.MyArtClub.Com/Marlene.McPherson

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Artist's Statement:

NOTE: Please visit MARLENE'S NEW WEBSITE to view more than 60 of her paintings plus more info on her upcoming Art Shows and Events as well as her line of Greeting Cards.


"Welcome to my on-line gallery. Through the various seasons of life, I have continually sought to explore my creativity. My artwork has evolved, fit into precious moments of time between teaching, work and family.

Currently I'm working in acrylic, pastel and watercolour, sometimes combined, and focusing on local landscapes and experiences. I enjoy walking the land with my husband, who is a keen outdoorsman, experiencing nature firsthand. Making sketches, taking reference photos and, when possible, plein air painting, I record and interpret the feel of the land. I am influenced by new ideas and experiences which I ponder and process, while my working methods adapt as I study, experiment and explore.

Recently, I've become more contemplative in my work as I reflect on my Mennonite heritage of faith. My art echoes this as a sense of life's deeper meaning and purpose impresses on me. The opportunity to personally experience this wonder fills me with gratitude as I feel inspired to share this story with my art.

Thank you for taking the time to visit. I hope you enjoy my visual interpretations of the land."


Art Instruction Offered:

Next Art Programs Offered September 2017

Thanks for your interest. Info will be available August 2017


FALL Art Classes 2016

Hi Everyone,

I hope you have had a relaxing and fun summer.

If you’re looking for some fun this Fall, you might like to consider taking an Art Class! I’m looking forward to getting back into my drawing again and would love to have you join me. The “Drawing for Fun Course’ is an excellent foundational program guaranteed to build your confidence while working with pencil, charcoal and ink, plus many other valuable tips for making better art. Classes begin the third week in September and will run for 12 weeks. Please contact me if you would like more information about the drawing program.

I would like to remind home-schooled students that the South Central Interior District Educational School accepts my art programs as an alternative to the B.C. Provincial Art Curriculum. Other private programs may also. Please feel free to phone me if you have any questions regarding this option and your child’s creative development.


Adult Class: Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016  1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Adult/Teen: Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016  7:30 - 9:00 p.m.

Children, After-school (7-12 yrs.) Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Children, Home-Schooled (6-12 yrs.)      TBA               

*All Classes are subject to enrolment.


“Drawing for Fun” - September 13 to November 29, 2016 (12 weeks) Course Fee: $240.00.


Class sizes are limited so please register early. Registrations may be made by contacting me through this website on my contact page.


Payment is due at time of registration, Course Fee:  $240.00 (art supplies extra – see below). Please make cheques payable to M.G.M. Fine Art Studios.


Art Supply Kits can be purchased through M.G.M. Fine Art Studios for an additional estimated $25.00 - $30.00. Please contact me to order supplies and confirm prices.

I look forward to hearing from you,

Marlene McPherson

P.S. I hope to see you at Artwalk, September 10 & 11th in the large gym at George Elliot Secondary School, Lake Country, BC

FALL Art Classes: September - November 2016

Art Classes for Children, Teens & Adults

‘Drawing for Fun'
12 week Course: Tuesdays, September 13 - November 29, 2016
Course Fee: $240.00, to be paid upon registration. Art Supplies extra.

This fun twelve week drawing course is designed for beginners or as a refresher course for intermediate students. Using popular sketching methods students will learn to see as an artist while enhancing their observation, memory and drawing speed.

Through simple warm-up exercises and numerous demonstrations you will gain confidence in your ability to draw and understand basic technical skills such as highlights, shadows, texture and perspective. Exploring a variety of interesting subject matter, students will learn the amazing visual effects possible using the simple art mediums of pencil, charcoal and ink.

This program is an excellent preliminary course to Marlene’s Spring Program on Colour, and her Drawing for Fun, Level 2.

The children’s program is based on high quality instruction within a safe and nurturing environment. Including drawing games and doodle-time, it is designed for children who already love to draw and for children who wish they could draw more effectively. Subjects include animals, buildings, still life and design.

As well as learning authentic drawing methods, your child will experience the support and affirmation of creating in an imaginative and inspirational setting with other like-minded students.

Adult Class: Tuesdays, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Adults & Teens:  Tuesdays, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. 
Children Class (Ages 7-12) Tuesdays, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

To find out even more information about Marlene's teaching visit 

Please reserve your space as soon as possible as class sizes are limited.

I look forward to hearing from you and having fun as we explore the wonders of creativity together.

*Please note all classes are subject to enrollment.


Additional Art Programs for Children and Adults offered annually
Location: Winfield & Kelowna, B.C. Canada
ACRYLIC: January/February
DRAWING: September - December
PASTEL: July/August.

***Marlene is also available for Fine Art Instruction throughout the Okanagan Valley specializing in Art Workshops and Programs for all age groups covering the following mediums: Drawing (pencil, charcoal & ink), Claywork, Collage, Graphic and Commercial Art, Dry Media (pastel, pencil crayon), Mixed Media, Painting (acrylic, oil, watercolour) and Print-making.

Marlene has been teaching art in the Okanagan since 1993

Please contact Marlene through this website for more info.


 2011 FCA TRIPTYCH Juried Show, Shatford Centre, 760 Main Street, Penticton, B.C.

2010 North Okanagan Chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists Juried Show "Artist's Choice". Second Place Award for Pastel Painting Titled: Snow Opals.

2010 Armstrong Spallumcheen Public Art Gallery Ribbon Show, Pastel Division, First Place Award.

2010 F.C.A. Central Okanagan Chapter Juried Show, West Kelowna, B.C., Juror's Choice Award.

2008 & 2009 ArtVisions FCA Juried Shows; Kelowna, B.C., Juror's Choice Awards.

2008 FCA Juried Shows; Kelowna & Vancouver, B.C., Juror's Choice Awards.

2007 FCA Juried Shows; Kelowna, Vancouver & Vernon, B.C., Juror's Choice Awards.

2006 FCA North Okanagan Chapter Vernon & Vancouver, B.C., Juror's Choice Awards.

2005 F.C.A. Central Okanagan Chapter Juried Show, Kelowna, B.C., Juror's Choice Award.

2005 F.C.A. North Okanagan Chapter Juried Show, Vernon, B.C. Juror's Choice Award.

2004 F.C.A. Christmas Juried Show, Vancouver, B.C., Juror's Choice Award.

2001 F.C.A. Winter Juried Show, Vancouver, B.C., Juror's Choice Award.

2000 Armstrong Ribbon Show, Drawing Division, First Place Award.

2000 Armstrong Ribbon Show, Oil Painting Division, First Place Award.

2000 Armstrong Ribbon Show, Acrylic Division, First Place & Peoples' Choice Awards.

2000 Armstrong Ribbon Show, Best of the Show Award, Juror's & People's Choice Awards.

2000 F.C.A. Millennium Theme Show, Vancouver, B.C., Juror's Choice Award.

2000 F.C.A. C. Okanagan Chapter Juried Show, Kelowna, B.C., Juror's Choice Award.

l999 Armstrong Ribbon Show, Pastel Division, Armstrong, B.C., First Place.


Marlene G. McPherson celebrates the joy of creating through painting the reflections of her life. Beautiful Lake Country, with its rolling hills, blanket of orchards and cool, inviting lakes serves as inspiration for her art.

Marlene believes that making art is an enjoyable life-long learning activity. She works in a variety of media and each year she enters a number of regional & international art shows and competitions. Marlene is involved in the art community and holds memberships in local galleries and art groups. She has held active status with the Federation of Canadian Artists since 1998.

Marlene is also a teacher. As the founding director of M.G.M. Fine Art Studios in Winfield, B.C., she has taught visual art to hundreds of children, teens and adults since 1993. Besides directing her studio program, Marlene has also been an instructor with the City of Kelowna and the Kelowna Art Gallery. In 2008, Marlene was nominated for an Okanagan Art Award recognizing her teaching contribution in the Fine Arts and in 2010 Marlene's Studio, M.G.M. Fine Art Studios was nominated for the 'Creativity in Business Award' through the Lake Country Chamber of Commerce.

Marlene's artwork is available for purchase on occasion at the Federation of Canadian Artists' Gallery on Granville Island in Vancouver, B.C., through her websites ( and by appointment at her Winfield studio. Her artwork is in the permanent collection of the District of Lake Country and featured in C.E. Krueger's book "Beauty is... A Collection of Okanagan Art".


 District of Lake Country, B.C. Canada;

Title: First Pickings, Watercolour 1999
Title: Kalamalka Lake Guardian, Watercolour 2007
Title: Snowdrift in Blue, Pastel 2010

Current Exhibits:

OASIS 2017 National Art Exhibition -

Presented by the Central Okanagan Chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists.
Marlene invites you to see her artwork and visit the -

Peachland Art Gallery

Saturday, July 1 – Sunday July 30th, 2017

The Peachland Community Arts Council is proud to welcome the OASIS exhibition of the Central Okanagan Chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists. Please spread the word and invite your friends to view this first class exhibition.


Marlene invites you to visit her art display at Artwalk in Lake Country, BC.


September 9 & 10, 2017
Lake Country Community Complex
10241 Bottomwood Lake Rd, Lake Country, BC
Admission: Toonie ($2)

ArtWalk takes place at the Lake Country Community Complex (George Elliot Secondary School, Winfield Memorial Hall, Lake Country Municipal Hall, Lake Country Art Gallery).

Lake Country ArtWalk, the largest of its kind in the BC interior, showcases original works of art and live performances created by visual and performing artists living in the Okanagan Valley. More than  300  artists of all media are exhibiting over 3000 original works of art. The event plays host to over 7000 visitors. Come celebrate our local artists and be amazed by their creativity!

Proceeds from ArtWalk go to supporting the arts in our community.
Artwalk is truly a community event with many volunteers working hard to make this festival happen, and with community groups contributing in numerous ways.


See more of Marlene's Artwork -

Visit Marlene's website to see over 60 of her paintings available for purchase or contact her through her websites for an appointment to visit her at her Winfield studio.

Marlene's Greeting Cards can be found at -
Vernon Public Art Gallery, Vernon, B.C.
or by contacting Marlene through her websites.



Solo Exhibitions:

2015 Changing Lands, Lake Country Public Art Gallery, Lake Country, B.C.

2014 Changing Lands, Armstrong Spallumcheen Public Art Gallery, Armstrong, B.C.                                                                                    

2012 Okanagan Dream Series, Vernon Public Art Gallery, Vernon, B.C.                                    

2012 Okanagan Graces, New Moon Gallery, West Kelowna, B.C.


Selected Exhibitions:

2014, Wild Hope; Faith for an Unknown Season, Curated Exhibition, Canadian Mennonite University, Winnipeg, MB

2012 Dusting off the Bible for the 21st Century, Curated Exhibition, Richmond, B.C.

2010 Refreshing Winds, Curated Exhibition, Mennonite Heritage Gallery, Winnipeg, MB

2010 Harvest Show; Curated Exhibition, Lake Country Public Art Gallery, Lake Country, B.C.

2004 Looking Back; Reflections of the Okanagan Mountain Fire, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, B.C.

2003 Inspired By Nature, Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan, Kelowna, B.C.

1999 Winsor & Newton Worldwide Millennium Show Competition, Middlesex, England

1997 Land Biography; Passages of the Okanagan Juried Show, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, B.C.

Annual Exhibitions:

Artwalk Juried Art Show, Lake Country Community Complex, Winfield, B.C.

Federation of Canadian Artists Juried Shows, C. O. Chapter, Kelowna, B.C.

Federation of Canadian Artists Juried Shows, N. O. Chapter, Vernon, B.C.

Federation of Canadian Artists Juried Shows, FCA Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.

Members' Shows, Vernon Public Art Gallery, Vernon, B.C., and Lake Country Gallery, Lake Country, B.C.


Professional Organizations:

Armstrong Public Art Gallery, Armstrong, B.C.

Arts Council of the Central Okanagan, Kelowna, B.C.

Federation of Canadian Artists, Vancouver, B.C. (Achieving Active Status in 1998)

Federation of Canadian Artists, Central Okanagan Chapter, Kelowna, B.C. Active Status

Federation of Canadian Artists, North Okanagan Chapter, Vernon, B.C. Active Status

Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, B.C.

Lake Country Public Art Gallery, Lake Country, B.C.

Vernon Public Art Gallery, Vernon, B.C.



Beauty is...A Collection of Okanagan Art, by C.E. Krueger, 2003
Features selected artwork by Marlene G. McPherson

Cotton Candy Chatterbox, by Esther McIlveen, 1990
Illustrated by Marlene G. McPherson

Abbotsford/Matsqui; A Tour Through The Area, by David Edge, 1988
Illustrated and designed by Marlene G. McPherson


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