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Fall Colors by Andrew Kiss
Fall Colors by Andrew Kiss

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Celebration by Victoria Zyluk
Celebration by Victoria Zyluk

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Maybe This Time by Piroska Pipo
Maybe This Time by Piroska Pipo

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Fall Colors by Andrew Kiss
Fall Colors by Andrew Kiss

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Our Featured Artists Are on Display

All original artwork is for sale.


Art sales help support The Bow Valley Ranche Historical Society (30% of sales), and, of course, the artist! 

Currently on display at the Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant:

  • Andrew Kiss

  • Victoria Zyluk

  • Piroska Pipo

Scroll down to view their work or view it on display at the Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant or email to info@bowvalleyranche.com

Andrew Kiss ARTIST

Born in Hungary in 1946, Andrew and his family immigrated to Canada in 1957. He has become one of Canada’s most recognized nature artists for a style that captures both breathless images and a reverence for realism.

 

Andrew considers himself extremely fortunate to be able to thrive in the constantly changing art world. Never changing his realistic style or subject material over the years has shown how dedicated he is to his work and his love of landscape. 

 

Preservation of our world and the beauty that surrounds us is what this artist wants to convey with every brushstroke. To be able to evoke one’s memory of a hike, family camping trip, or special place visited is the vision that Andrew has with his work. He hopes each painting will be a window to our precious world and a reminder that we should never take it for granted. The opportunity he has been given to make a living and convey an important message at the same time is what drives him to the next canvas. This is what makes his work unique and has enabled him to stand the test of time.

If you are interested in purchasing one of Andrew's pieces, please contact info@bowvalleyranche.com*

Chickadee Series
Chickadee Series

16 x 16 Oil on Canvas $1800

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Maui Memories
Maui Memories

18 x 24 Oil on Canvas $2900

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Fall Colors
Fall Colors

18 x 24 Oil on Canvas $2900

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Chickadee Series
Chickadee Series

16 x 16 Oil on Canvas $1800

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Forest Stream
Forest Stream

Watercolour $475.00

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Lotus Pond
Lotus Pond

29.5 x 22 Watercolour $525.00

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Walk in the Woods
Walk in the Woods

22" x 29" Watercolour $475.00

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Forest Stream
Forest Stream

Watercolour $475.00

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Victoria Zyluk ARTIST

I was fortunate to be raised on a farm with an abundance of plants and animals. Nature was my playground! I felt the soil, heard the sky explode in thunderstorms and even witnessed a day when it rained turtles! As a teenager, I baled hay, hoed fields of beans, cut grass, cleared stones from fields, planted and harvested gardens, fed livestock and helped prepare meals for work crews. On hot days in the summer, we would walk down our dusty gravel road to a refreshing waterfall at the bend of the river. Meadows and forests surrounded my one-room schoolhouse where my sister and I fetched wood to light in the woodstove in which we baked potatoes which sometimes exploded landing hot pieces on bare necks! I developed a deep connection with the land.

During Secondary School I felt drawn to a career in art. It was only after University and Teachers' College that I was able to incorporate my passion for art into teaching art. My experience covers several provinces and school districts as well as making presentations at Educational and Art conferences. In addition, I have instructed for Continuing Education, been a member of several arts councils and as vice-chairman of Art for Education was instrumental in fundraising for many schools. My artwork has been selected for the Calgary Stampede Art Auction and has appeared in several city galleries.

Travelling around Europe, across North America and to many islands has solidified my desire to preserve experiences and share them with others. Studying many artists inspired and increased my skills. Although pen and ink for clarity, pastels and oils for blending and watercolour for fluidity are all part of my journey, I am now relishing the freedom of making large acrylic paintings! I am constantly imagining new colour combinations or ways of expressing for example the vividness of a sunlit autumn in the mountains.

Art is part of my soul! My art encourages possibilities. As I paint I ask, "What if...?" urging the viewer to also enquire "What if...?" and so releasing those possibilities.

If you are interested in purchasing one of Victoria's pieces, please contact info@bowvalleyranche.com*

Piroska Pipo ARTIST

I have been an artist for over 25 years in Calgary. I have expanded my practice to include art lessons for children and adults, and proudly teach over 35 kids each week over the school year. I enjoy painting outdoor scenery, local landscapes, as well as images from Hungary, where I am originally from. 

 

I believe that all people are capable of learning to create art. I originally began drawing from library books I would check out when my kids were young. Many people talk about being an artist as having innate talent or skill, but it took years of dedicated practice and many failures to get to where I am today. I love to see people of all ages enjoying, creating, and collecting artwork. I feel so grateful to all the people along my journey who have welcomed my art into their homes, and that they continue to find joy from owning an original piece of art. 

 

 

If you are interested in purchasing one of Piroska's pieces, please contact info@bowvalleyranche.com*

Be strong enough to stand alone (2021)
Be strong enough to stand alone (2021)

Acrylic 20x20 $415

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Maybe this time I’ll be stronger (2022)
Maybe this time I’ll be stronger (2022)

Acrylic 24x36 $650

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Unsteady ground, I’m sure I’ve been here before (2022)
Unsteady ground, I’m sure I’ve been here before (2022)

Acrylic 20x20 $415

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Be strong enough to stand alone (2021)
Be strong enough to stand alone (2021)

Acrylic 20x20 $415

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Past Featured Artists

Inventory, pricing, etc are subject to change without notice.

If you are interested in purchasing artwork, please contact info@bowvalleyranche.com*

Cameron Falls, July
Cameron Falls, July

18 x 24 oil, framed $1,985.00 Waterton National Park

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Canmore Winter Sketch
Canmore Winter Sketch

12 x 16 oil, framed $1,285.00 Canmore, Alberta

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Moraine Lake, Summer
Moraine Lake, Summer

36 x 48 oil, framed $6,950.00 Banff National Park

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Cameron Falls, July
Cameron Falls, July

18 x 24 oil, framed $1,985.00 Waterton National Park

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Wendy J Bradley ARTIST

"Building on a legacy of appreciation for pristine wilderness, natural environs and mountain culture, my journeys continue to carry me into new horizons to explore and to paint.  I hiked, climbed, snow-shoed and arrived by helicopter to find a place to stand or sit with my pochade and paints. I paint regardless of the weather, in daylight or moonlight hours and in temperatures to –16C degrees. A painting space and how I am able to bring life to the image."

 

Wendy was born and raised in Banff in the heart of the Canadian Rockies in Banff National Park. Her passion is painting enplei air, in water colours and oils. This passion has taken her to glaciers, lakes, mountain hillsides, forests and meadows in the Bow Valley and beyond to oceans and old-growth forests. Some of her favourite backcountry studios are Lake O’Hara. Mt. Assiniboine, Bow Lake, Haida Gwaii, and the west coast in Canada and beyond to international destinations. 

 

If you are interested in purchasing one of Wendy's pieces, please contact info@bowvalleyranche.com*

Keegan Starlight ARTIST

Keegan resides and works on the Tsuut’ina Nation southwest of Calgary and has been creating art in one form or another for nearly 20 years. Art felt like a natural fit when he was in elementary school, and he understood it with an ease he hadn’t encountered in more rigid core subjects. The cultures expressed through Starlight’s work span a diverse breadth of traditions and experiences, moving through Tsuut’ina, Blackfoot, Stoney, Dene, Ojibwe and Navaho. They’re all connected, and Starlight views art as a messenger, whether it’s a piece about missing and murdered Indigenous women, residential schools or even climate change. Indigenous culture has a deep-rooted system for creativity and storytelling. 

 

Petro‑Canada commissioned Indigenous artists to create murals at six of its locations across the country—Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Winnipeg, Calgary and Vancouver— Keegan Starlight does just that with his colourful, lively work, which can be found throughout Calgary, including a mural at the Central Library downtown and on campus at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT).

If you are interested in purchasing one of Keegan's pieces, please contact info@bowvalleyranche.com*

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quiet moment
quiet moment

Pastel 24 x 31 1300

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Mexican Grey Wolf
Mexican Grey Wolf

Pastel 30 x 38 1300

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baby on board

Oil on Canvas 16 x 20 495

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quiet moment

Pastel 24 x 31 1300

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Cherie Wasyliw ARTIST

Cherie splits her time between the Okanagan, BC and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Her paintings focus primarily on nature and the reflective qualities of water.  She strives to create art that reminds the viewer of those moments when “we were lucky enough to be surrounded by nature and witness a little of it’s glory”. 

If you are interested in purchasing one of Cherie's pieces, please contact info@bowvalleyranche.com*

Incognito - Janet Armstrong
Incognito - Janet Armstrong

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Banff Trails - Janet Armstrong
Banff Trails - Janet Armstrong

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Last Straw - Janet Armstrong
Last Straw - Janet Armstrong

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Incognito - Janet Armstrong

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Janet B Armstrong ARTIST, AFCA, SCA

“When I paint, I am capturing a special place that will soon become only a memory. Whether an early morning or evening scene, I enjoy bringing that particular scene to the viewer. Seeing the connection between the viewer and my art is such a reward.  When emotions are stirred up, through a painting, it is truly a reward for me as an artist. My passion for painting in and out of the studio will continue for many more years. It is who I am and my journey.”

 

Landscapes, architecture, animals and vintage paintings make up my collections. Many of my Landscapes are created from my plein air studies, created from my travels across Canada and other destinations.

​AFCA - Federation of Canadian Artists (Calgary & Vancouver) 

SCA - Elected Member with the Society of Canadian Artists (Toronto)       

Member - Alberta Escape Artists, Blueridge Art Group, Alberta Plein Air Painters 

www.cracklinghollows.com     jbarmstrong@xplornet.com

Cynthia Makara ARTIST

I initiated my professional career as a Graphic Designer with a Bachelor’s Degree in Packaging Design. I started to paint at the age of fifteen with a passion for colour, lights, shadows and texture, taking art classes in drawing and painting, plastic expression and human figure with Nicholas Menza, in Argentina, where I was born. 

I moved to Alberta in 2005, and continue my development as an artist participating in different associations and workshops. Introduced to encaustic medium in 2009, I committed myself to evolve and perfect this unique technique.

 

Skies are my favourite subject to paint, most of them are inspired on the western skies of Alberta, the beauty of nature. My paintings are peaceful and relaxing, they tell the glory of the sky and its magnificence. I love texture and explore the volume of the material. 

OwlCall(CM)
OwlCall(CM)

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RhapsodyII(CM)
RhapsodyII(CM)

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That'sBull
That'sBull

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StandingUp

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WonderfulPinks

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That'sBull

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Kathleen McCallum ARTIST

Calgarian Kathleen McCallum is an Alberta College of Art Visual
Communications (1981) graduate. Her artwork can be found in private and corporate collections and the Alberta Foundation for the Arts provincial collection.

 

She is represented by several Alberta galleries and is a member of the Federation of Canadian Artists (Vancouver) as well as the Leighton Art Centre.

 

Kathleen's rewarding career as a graphic designer constantly influences her compositions and subject matter. Her colourful acrylic and mixed media paintings exude beauty and a playfulness – inspiring her popular greeting card series.

 

“The world always seems brighter when you’ve made something that wasn’t there before.” - Neil Gaiman

Bonnie Scott ARTIST

"I work in oil and watercolor, with a commitment to painting images reflecting the beauty and joy found in this world.

 

My art practice explores the visual language of abstraction, particularly modern geometric and formal abstraction.  The use of the grid helps me represent both issues of interrelationships and interconnectedness.

 

My paintings reflect my responses, both emotionally and intellectually, inclusive of the poetic possibilities of colour, form and pattern."

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Flight to the Nest
Flight to the Nest

30 x 37, pastel $1300

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Mexican Grey Wolf
Mexican Grey Wolf

30 x 38, pastel $1300

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Sage Grizzly
Sage Grizzly

16 x 30, oil on canvas $495

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Flight to the Nest
Flight to the Nest

30 x 37, pastel $1300

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Cherie Sibley ARTIST

Cherie is a native of Southern Louisiana, is married to a Canadian and lives six months in the Okanagan, British Columbia, and six months in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.  Art has been central to her life from her formative years.  She received a BFA with honors from Louisiana State University.  Her career has included Graphic Design (before and after the advent of computers), Art Direction, Marketing, Advertising, Real Estate and Fine Arts.

In 1996 she moved to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico with the goal of returning to painting and the arts.  She started teaching adult painting classes (19 years ago) and continues to hold weekly classes as well as specific workshops.

Her paintings, now primarily focused on water and life living in and on it, have evolved through these last 21 years.  She is still drawn to ethnic people and unique views of life around her.  Her use of color and keen eye make her subjects come alive and live.

​Her primary focus at the moment is exploring the newly discovered world of underwater reflections.

Four years ago she fulfilled a lifelong dream of learning the art of metal smithing, studying with Candians' William King and Marilyn Fraser.  She focuses on works in copper and silver, with no two pieces ever being duplicated.   She also teaches metal smithing. 

Dean Tatam Reeves ARTIST

Dean Tatam Reeves’ studio is under an open sky, wherever he plants his painting chair. In this way, he produces an ongoing series of works in pastels and watercolours that investigate diverse Canadian landscapes. Dean is at home whether he is exploring cool Central Alberta forests and wetlands of the Beaver Hills UNESCO Biosphere, windswept open prairies, rugged Great Lakes shores, the wilds of Algonquin Park, or the tidal basin of the Bay of Fundy.

Born in England, Dean has lived in Western Canada since 1956. After receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Alberta in 1978 Dean established ongoing art practice. Throughout his career, he has served the public in roles as an art educator, arts manager, and curator. His artworks can be found in numerous public, corporate, and private art collections.

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Artwork for Sale

If you are interested in purchasing one of their pieces,
please contact info@bowvalleyranche.com*

*please note not all pieces may be available in the artists' present inventory.

Learn about the artwork in the year-round, outdoor gallery of the Native Gardens, The Artisan Gardens, and The Branded Patio at Bow Valley Ranche!

All original artwork is for sale. Please inquire on site at the Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant or email to info@bowvalleyranche.com

Art sales help support The Bow Valley Ranche Historical Society (30% of sales), and, of course, the artist! Thank you.

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