Carollyne Sinclaire
Acrylics Oils

Art Log

(posted on 3 Oct 2021)

The ART GALLERY Osoyoos is opening its doors to a new show, starting October 7th which runs till October 30 from 12 to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday.  Focusing on small paintings, but large paintings are included as well, there is something that is just right for you to brighten your life.

I have several small paintings from my floral collection in this show.  Please visit.  I will be in the gallery 12 to 4 on October 8th and 19th if you would like to drop in and get a tour.  

(posted on 31 Aug 2021)

My new display is what's up at Picture This! Custom Framing and Gallery in Penticton, including the new tulips in a vase, sized at 30 X 30", framed, accompanied by a selection of Okanagan cloud studies done on my front deck, yellow roses, hyper-realistic tomatoes and a teatime scene.  Please come visit when you're in Penticton.  


(posted on 14 Aug 2021)

I love to go to beach towns out of season when the crowds are gone and we have the stretch of sand to ourselves and the seabirds. My husband builds sculptures as I gaze at the shifting light, the debris left by the last high tide and study how a wave is formed. An agate, sea glass, an uninhabited shell, it's all of interest. Our second-to-last pre-Covid beach town trip was to Long Beach, Washington which has the brazen claim of being the world's longest beach and then on to Cannon Beach, Oregon which looks like it had been created for a science fiction set with its enormous rock formations jutting from the waters.

Dune trails

Wooden whale sculptures

One of the sights that delighted me was not at the beach but out of the wind, at the hotel, a large bouquet of red tulips, foliage stuffing the vase. If you're interested, contact me please.

Oil on 30 X 30" canvas, framed in a light wood and ready to hang. Priced in Canadian dollars.

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(posted on 6 Jul 2021)

I only wish I could send you the scent of these beautiful roses!  Beautiful to hang on the wall as a single rose or as a small bouquet.

Nearing the end of my rose series in acrylic, from left to right: Pink Beauty 8 X 8 X 1.5" on cradle board, Pink Petals 8 X 10 X 1.5" on cradle board, and Impossibly Pink 8 X 8 X 1.5" on cradle board.  No need to frame as the design is painted around the sides.

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Peggy Stel has just assembled some of my recent works on the wall.  Doesn't it look great!  

Stop by when you're in Penticton and see the wide variety of art at Picture This!  Hours 10 to 5 Tuesday to Saturday.

133 Westminster Ave W, Penticton, BC V2A 1J7

(posted on 14 Jun 2021)

June is the first month for roses here in the Okanagan but with the dry climate some continue blooming until December. The most vibrant arrive in June.  Each of these is in acrylic on  8 X 8 X 1.5" inch cradle board so no framing is required.  The painted images wrap around the side.

Hang one to brighten a niche or cluster a few for a dynamic presentation.  For your viewing pleasure I bring you 'Debutante' on the left and 'Hot Pink Rose' on the right.

The next pink and coral hued rose entitled 'Love Me Do' is the same size and media, acrylic on 8 X 8 X 1.5" cradle board. $160.00 each.  Shipping is just a little extra.  These paintings can be in your home in around a week.


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Be sure to drop in and see the show.  I have on entry and I think you will identify my style.  There are plenty of beautiful pieces to admire. The show opens on Saturday May 15 and runs till June 12th, 2021 with hours of 11 to 4 Tuesday to Saturday.

(posted on 11 May 2021)


Delicate roses, spunky pansies, African violet blossoms, all available right now to make a special place in your home cheerful and bright .  A gift to yourself that lasts forever and doesn't need watering or pruning.

Left to right:  Tightly Coiled, African Violets, Pink Bud, Pink Goddess, Peek-a-Boo Pansies, It's You!, Yellow Primula, Sunset Glow and Pale,Glowing

Each of these kind be found in my 'Flowers' Gallery with its own story.    

These small paintings look great in a cluster of 3 or 4 but solo is lovely too.

Each painting is 6 X 6 X 1.5" acrylic on cradle board prepared to the highest standards, priced at $90.00 each. Shipping is just a little extra.

 Consider buying one or more as self-care.  Flowers that never fade nor do you have to water or prune.



Pink GoddessPeek-a-Boo PansiesIt's You!


(posted on 13 Mar 2021)

I am very pleased to be have one of my works, Urban Sunflower, juried into the FCA Bloom show at the Federation Gallery on Granville Island in Vancouver.  To see the preview go to

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(posted on 10 Mar 2021)

During this long, long period of Covid I have found ways of diverting my thoughts-- painting flowers worked for the longest time and then I was overcome by a desire for sweets,  followed by their  associated memories.  

Smarties, the Canadian confection, was one of my regular choices at the movies when I had a special day with my father, either Smarties or chocolate buds.  He warned me that I couldn't have MacIntosh toffee bars as they'd pull my fillings out.  Happily I'd choose the Smarties package and never did I object to eating the red ones.  Their crunch and sweetness would fortify me against noble dog stories that would make me cry or later, horror movies watched through 3-D glasses.

But it was during my university years, that my loyalty turned to Oh Henry bars with their peanut crunch, the just right sweetness of the nougat centre and outer coating of chocolate.  I swore by them at exam time.  It was really fun painting this bar with its up-close perspective.

A few years ago my husband and I went to Long Beach, Washington where we visited an old-fashioned ice cream parlour with pink and white striped wallpaper. A row of candy and peanut dispensers flanked one wall, the contents of which were just like my childhood memories. I wanted to capture my feelings about Dubble Bubble gumballs in this painting.  There is a smell and taste that is unique to the brand and painting this dispenser took me there.


For your viewing pleasure and possibly part of your home art collection.

Smarties     8 X 10 X 1.5" Acrylic on cradle board     $150 

Oh Henry    9 X 12 X 1.5" Acrylic on cradle board     $175

Joy dispenser 9 X 12 X 1.5" Acrylic on cradle board  $175 

Shipping just a little extra.  

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