The Seasons Art Club is paying tribute to fellow member Sandra Rogers with a posthumous art exhibition and sale of her work.
Rogers, who passed away this summer after a lengthy illness, started painting in 2005 after retiring from the rat race.
“She found it amazing to sit down and paint for three hours and realize that she had become so totally absorbed in the work that her mind was released from all the noise and chatter of day-to-day life,” said Margaret McSweeney, co-founder, with Rogers, of the Seasons Art Club.
Rogers spent two years painting watercolours in Johannesburg, South Africa, before moving on to oils while living in Botswana for three years.
She tried acrylics in 2010 just before returning to Canada and continued with acrylics when she was introduced to the Golden products.
“She explored the many ways of using the products, but also trying to identify her style of painting. She leaned towards the impressionist style, but as she would say, ‘my paintings vary from time to time and it is always interesting to see how they turn out, maybe not always as expected, but always so satisfying to myself,’” said McSweeney.
Besides being a co-founder of the Seasons Art Club, Rogers was also a member of the Okanagan Artists of Canada.
“She is dearly missed by all who knew her. She could light up any room with her big smile and bubbly personality,” said McSweeney.
The posthumous art show and sale of Rogers’ paintings will take place Saturday, Sept. 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Seasons Clubhouse, 7760 Okanagan Landing Rd. Proceeds will go to Hospice House.
The art show is sponsored by the Seasons Art Club and everyone is welcome.