A Fine Balance

Oil Painting on Cradleboard 48” x 24” 2015
by Susan Burnham Neilson


Woodhaven Regional Park is a unique treasure in Kelowna, inherited thanks to the people whose efforts contributed to its preservation. Their enthusiasm inspired me to learn about the history and spend time watching life in the quiet of the forest. There is a fragile balance between complex and simple, chaos and order, micro and macro. Wild survivors, like the tiny owlets born here this summer, need protected spaces for their homes.

This painting was created for a special project at the Kelowna Public Art Gallery in 2015. Then in 2018 it was also included in an exhibit entitled “Fences” at the Two Rivers Public Art Gallery in Prince George, B.C.


Link here for the blog post about preparing for the PRESERVES exhibition.

© 2006 - 2021 Susan Burnham Neilson

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