Springtime, Mahoney Lake
Acrylic on Canvas
36” x 48” Framed
One of these days you might be fortunate enough to take a hike in April on the southwest shore of Mahoney Lake. This lake is accessible via Green Lake Road six kilometers south of Okanagan Falls or three kilometers west of Oliver. Mahoney Lake is a saline lake and is fed only by precipitation, so it has been used as a research and teaching site for over 30 years. This beautiful arrowleaf balsamroot plant can be found in abundance growing along the hillside near the trail.
My work is often a celebration of nature as I enjoy the outdoors immensely and have taken this hike many times over the years. This acrylic on canvas painting, Springtime, Mahoney Lake has a strong visual impact, and expresses my appreciation of light due to my use of colour to highlight the intense beauty of the balsamroot flower. I am pleased to donate this piece to be auctioned during the Earth Wind Fire event on June 20 to help The Nature Trust of BC conserve land in the Okanagan.
I have a Bachelor of Education from the University of BC, and completed art education courses in the mid-1990s through the University of Victoria. I am active with the Federation of Canadian Artists, and was proud to give a talk about my artwork at the Penticton TEDx conference in 2012. I work out of my studio in Penticton.
- Dorothy Tinning