• Josie Pearce
    Josie Pearce

    Josie Pearce is a visual artist specializing in work with pencil, pen and ink, pastel, oil and acrylic mediums. She is self-taught, has attended a vast number of art classes and workshops and continues to be creatively inspired by her family, many of whom are also successful artists and teachers. It was Calgary Nature and Wildlife artist David N. Kitler who encouraged her to creatively focus on painting animals and wildlife.

    Josie has embraced the natural world as her tutor, studying flora and fauna as far away as the swelter of an African safari to the nearby shade of her beloved Copper Island. Says Josie about the creative process, “I love the way art can guide us on a journey that can awaken our inner spirit.”
    Josie moved to Scotch Creek in 2014 where she continues to paint, teach and participate in local shows and sales. Her stunning works have been printed on greeting cards and can be seen in many local outlets including the Sorrento Centre Gift Store.

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Friday - Sunday April 28 - 30, 2023


All Day



Shuswap Rock Rhapsody

4 p.m. Friday, April 28 to 2 p.m. Sunday, April 30, 2023
$150.00 plus accommodation and meals.

Retreat to the beautiful Sorrento Centre campus and learn to paint the wonder that surrounds you. Josie will lead you on a creative journey using acrylic paints and Shuswap shoreline as the subject.

Josie’s gentle guidance will leave even the most hesitant artist pleasantly surprised. This program is open to beginner and intermediate students wishing to connect to the natural world through colour and realistic representation. Some materials will be supplied.

Students will learn about acrylic painting and gain confidence in their skills. They will be able to carry on this practice at home. The expression of our creativity leads to improved health, improved powers of observation and an exciting entry to “flow”, where time stands still and we are in our happy place.  Concentrating on the natural world has been known to improve our immune system and lead to joy!

Participants will receive a supply list upon registration.

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