Coldstream photographer Murray Robertson is showing his work at Vernon's Gallery Vertigo.

Coldstream photographer Murray Robertson is showing his work at Vernon's Gallery Vertigo.

Imagery to reflect the season

Vernon photographers Murray Robertson and Donna Mair bring some colour to the walls at Gallery Vertigo for the month of October.

October brings a colourful palette with the changing of the seasons and Gallery Vertigo’s newest art exhibition will reflect that with two featured artists this month.

Well known as one of the experts behind the photography counter at London Drugs in Vernon, Murray Robertson is displaying some of his best images in the exhibition, Quiet Splendour.

“I draw inspiration from the beauty around me in the quiet splendour of natural landscapes: lakes, mountains, orchards, vineyards and fields that surround my home in Coldstream,” said Robertson. “I enjoy sharing my discoveries of scenic nature: the silent inner beauty of the hearts of flowers, the small bits of nature that we never have time to see, and hope you will enjoy them too.”

Gallery Vertigo also presents what is possibly Vernon’s first Instagram exhibition with images captured by photographer and social media expert Donna Mair.

Mair’s Instagram images, combined with larger works, are a stark contrast of nature in both urban and rural settings – fueling that age old debate, city vs. country.

“I wanted to capture the essence of nature in an urban setting, to show that city dwellers can also take time to smell the roses and find treasures in their neighbourhoods as easily as country folk can,”  said Mair. “The age old debate will never be won, and never go away – each thinks their way of life is tops, but perhaps I’ve captured a little of each to show both sides of the coin.”

The exhibitions run jointly, with an opening night reception Thursday, Oct. 8 from 7 to 9 p.m. Refreshments and light snacks will be served.

Gallery Vertigo is located at #1-3001 31st St., above Krause Jewellers. The shows are up until the end of October.