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PENCIL DRAWING PRINTS - "Grand Forks - 1900", from the Kootenay Collection. Turn of the century mining communities, Western Canada

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THE PROJECT - The towns and cities of the West Kootenay Region of British Columbia were born of the 1890's hard-rock mining boom. In recognition of the region's heritage, Kootenay Savings Credit Union in 1981 commissioned artist Mal Gagnon to share his graphic impressions of eight towns that flourished during the mining boom. It was therefore fitting that the project begin on the ocassion of the 75th anniversary of Cominco Ltd.a premiere mining and smelting company in Canada. Included in the series are scenes of Rossland, Trail, Nelson, Sandon, Nakusp, Sproats Landing (Castlegar), Grand Forks and Salmo. Drawn from historical photos provided by community and provincial archives this ambitious project is the culmination of nearly two thousand hours, spanning over four years. Most artists use the pencil only as a preliminary means to an end but in this project Mal has explored it as a serious medium in itself.

IMAGE DESCRIPTION - "Grand Forks - 1900" ... The Boundary District sprang to life when rich copper deposits were discovered at Phoenix in the mountains to the west of the valley. A townsite was quickly surveyed by John Manly and Grand Forks was born. Grand Forks quickly grew as the major supply point for the district's mines.

THE PRINTS - Reproduced in the offset printing process as half-tone prints in a buffalo brown ink on a high quality heavy Buckeye antique white rag paper printing stock. The image size of this print is 11.5"x 16" with a 2" border on the top and sides and 2.5" border on the bottom. The final trim size of each is 16"x 20".

THE ARTIST - Mal Gagnon was born in Vanguard, Saskatchewan and received his formal art training at The Alberta College of Art in Calgary, Alberta. His major was in Advertising Art and later switching to Fine Art. In 1988 he moved to the beautiful Okanagan Valley of British Columbia. His popular detailed painting style has led to multiple private and corporate commissions among which include mining companies, financial institutions, insurance companies, golf clubs, wineries and real estate. His passion for the Okanagan Valley is evident in his many watercolor and acrylic paintings that depict the beautiful landscape of British Columbia.
THE PROJECT - The towns and cities of the West Kootenay Region of British Columbia were born of the 1890's hard-rock mining boom. In recognition of the region's heritage, Kootenay Savings Credit Union in 1981 commissioned artist Mal Gagnon to share his graphic impressions of eight towns that flourished during the mining boom. It was therefore fitting that the project begin on the ocassion of the 75th anniversary of Cominco Ltd.a premiere mining and smelting company in Canada. Included in the series are scenes of Rossland, Trail, Nelson, Sandon, Nakusp, Sproats Landing (Castlegar), Grand Forks and Salmo. Drawn from historical photos provided by community and provincial archives this ambitious project is the culmination of nearly two thousand hours, spanning over four years. Most artists use the pencil only as a preliminary means to an end but in this project Mal has explored it as a serious medium in itself.

IMAGE DESCRIPTION - "Grand Forks - 1900" ... The Boundary District sprang to life when rich copper deposits were discovered at Phoenix in the mountains to the west of the valley. A townsite was quickly surveyed by John Manly and Grand Forks was born. Grand Forks quickly grew as the major supply point for the district's mines.

THE PRINTS - Reproduced in the offset printing process as half-tone prints in a buffalo brown ink on a high quality heavy Buckeye antique white rag paper printing stock. The image size of this print is 11.5"x 16" with a 2" border on the top and sides and 2.5" border on the bottom. The final trim size of each is 16"x 20".

THE ARTIST - Mal Gagnon was born in Vanguard, Saskatchewan and received his formal art training at The Alberta College of Art in Calgary, Alberta. His major was in Advertising Art and later switching to Fine Art. In 1988 he moved to the beautiful Okanagan Valley of British Columbia. His popular detailed painting style has led to multiple private and corporate commissions among which include mining companies, financial institutions, insurance companies, golf clubs, wineries and real estate. His passion for the Okanagan Valley is evident in his many watercolor and acrylic paintings that depict the beautiful landscape of British Columbia.

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed by Chase
5 out of 5 stars
Oct 10, 2017
Mal was very easy to work with (facilitated a post-order change of heart) and shipped on time. The work itself is even more beautiful than pictured online and will be treasured! It was also extremely well wrapped and not damaged in the least in transit. Highly recommend!
FRAMED Vineyard Art Print - "Naramata Bench" - Limited Edition Giclee Landscape by Artist Mal Gagnon

Reviewed by Lori Palsson

Reviewed by Julia Singh
5 out of 5 stars
Aug 13, 2015
Gorgeous, great quality and fast/safe shipping. The print was a thank you present to my brand new sister in law for her help with the wedding. She loved it!!
WATERCOLOR LANDSCAPE PRINT - "Nelson - 1986", from the Eighties Kootenay Collection, West Kootenay Region, British Columbia, Canada.

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PENCIL DRAWING PRINTS - "Grand Forks - 1900", from the Kootenay Collection. Turn of the century mining communities, Western Canada

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