John Revill in his studio in Little Fort, a painting he’s currently working on resting in the easel. (Submitted)

John Revill in his studio in Little Fort, a painting he’s currently working on resting in the easel. (Submitted)

NTAC artist of the week: John Revill

Throughout the summer, the North Thompson Arts Council will host an artist of the week at the Clearwater Farmer’s Market. On Aug. 28, painter John Revill will have his artwork on display during the market at the Dutch Lake Community Centre.

Revill was born in Toronto, but grew up in the Okanagan Valley. He knew in his late teens he wanted to make a career out of painting. The skill he has acquired over the years to create his art have come from the mentorship of other artists, as well as his own personal studies and creativity.

The vibrant, colourful paintings are inspired by the Okanagan landscape. His artwork is also inspired by artists, such as Canadian painter Alex Colville and Spanish painter Salvador Dali, as well as many of the “old masters” and “the art forms of Canada’s West Coast Indigenous People.”

“Together with his unique and playful interpretation of landscape elements, the colours meld and twist carrying the viewer’s eyes through a hyper-reality, with forms and structures that reflect John’s own personality and character – at times in conflict, and other times, at peace with life,” Revill’s biography reads.

NTAC is a registered B.C. society that encourages and supports arts and culture projects and any creative pursuit. Membership is open to people of all ages.



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