Before The Dawn, Original Artwork
Neon letters glow warmly at dawn, casting a pink flush of light on a local landmark in Oliver, BC; The Oliver Theatre. The unoccupied Covid-emptiness seemed familiar to me.
I was unemployed from Interior Design at the time, and touring the Okanagan Valley. As I drove from Edmonton to Osoyoos on highway 97, I saw this historic piece of architecture and its curvilinear lines begging to be painted. I shot this during a lull in traffic. Just a few minutes later the sun rose over the mountains with a lemon yellow sunrise. Painted by Aven Morken in 2021 with oil. Available soon as prints!