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WATERCOLOR LANDSCAPE PRINT - "Castlegar - 1987", from the Eighties Kootenay Collection, West Kootenay Region, British Columbia, Canada.

WATERCOLOR LANDSCAPE PRINT - "Castlegar - 1987", from the Eighties Kootenay Collection, West Kootenay Region, British Columbia, Canada.

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  • Vintage handmade item from the 1980s
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THE PROJECT - Nearly a century has passed since the first settlers inhabited the West Kootenay region of British Columbia. In recognition of our heritage, Kootenay Savings Credit Union commissioned Mal Gagnon in 1981 to record through pencil drawings eight turn-of-the-century communities that flourished during the mining boom. This ambitious project was the culmination of nearly two thousand hours spanning over four years. Since it's introduction in 1983 the Kootenay Collection has proven to be very popular with many. As a result of its success Kootenay Savings has appropriately undertaken a sequel to this unique series. After studying our heritage in such visual detail, it would seem fitting that a series of contemporary paintings be commissioned to chronicle our region's progress after nearly a century. Kootenay Savings has once again commissioned Mal Gagnon to share, at this time, his watercolor impressions of the region's communities and its people as they appear today. While some of the communities prospered and declined with the rise and fall of the mining industry, others grew to become commercial, recreational and industrial centres of the modern day West Kootenay region while others disappeared entirely.

"Castlegar - 1987" ... In the early part of the century Castlegar was the crossroads of the transportation system in the Kootenay region. In those days the main form of travel was by rail or boat and its geographical location at the confluence of the Columbia and Kootenay Rivers made Castlegar one of the key cities in the region. Today the public travels by automobile or air and Castlegar remains the transportation hub of the West Kootenays.

THE PRINTS - Reproduced in the offset printing process as full color art on a high quality heavy printing stock. The image size of each 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 - Nearly a century has passed since the first settlers inhabited the West Kootenay region of British Columbia. In recognition of our heritage, Kootenay Savings Credit Union commissioned Mal Gagnon in 1981 to record through pencil drawings eight turn-of-the-century communities that flourished during the mining boom. This ambitious project was the culmination of nearly two thousand hours spanning over four years. Since it's introduction in 1983 the Kootenay Collection has proven to be very popular with many. As a result of its success Kootenay Savings has appropriately undertaken a sequel to this unique series. After studying our heritage in such visual detail, it would seem fitting that a series of contemporary paintings be commissioned to chronicle our region's progress after nearly a century. Kootenay Savings has once again commissioned Mal Gagnon to share, at this time, his watercolor impressions of the region's communities and its people as they appear today. While some of the communities prospered and declined with the rise and fall of the mining industry, others grew to become commercial, recreational and industrial centres of the modern day West Kootenay region while others disappeared entirely.

"Castlegar - 1987" ... In the early part of the century Castlegar was the crossroads of the transportation system in the Kootenay region. In those days the main form of travel was by rail or boat and its geographical location at the confluence of the Columbia and Kootenay Rivers made Castlegar one of the key cities in the region. Today the public travels by automobile or air and Castlegar remains the transportation hub of the West Kootenays.

THE PRINTS - Reproduced in the offset printing process as full color art on a high quality heavy printing stock. The image size of each 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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