"Splendour of the west" at Oliver Art Gallery

JordenWell, here it is, the New Year is rolling along and the Oliver Art Gallery is proud to announce new art and a new Feature Artist, Michael Arne Jorden. Mike will be displaying his finest Western Spirit Paintings, from February 12th and into March.

Born in the B. C. Kootenays, Michael spent most of his life living and working on the coast, and now resides on a small ranch near Osoyoos where he enjoys raising and training horses in the vast grasslands of the area.

Michael is a graduate of the University of British Columbia in Biological Sciences and post graduate work in Planning, Agricultural Economics and Resource Science and a Masters degree in Business Administration.


A love of Art and a passion for the West have been a feature of his life since childhood.  The two have come together in his choice of painting subjects which all have a western flair. Mountain landscapes, horses, early transportation or figurative works, all have a depiction of the west.

Recent works include a series of Kettle Valley Railroad scenes from the age of steam, early stage coach scenes from the South Okanagan, and the depiction of packing and guiding through the Rockies, and Southern Interior landscapes.

Michael’s work has recently been hanging in the Federation of Canadian Artist show at the Osoyoos Art Gallery where he had the honour of winning “The Best of Show” award for In the Shutes (pictured above). Good for Mike.

Jorden, Michael  The Tulameen River

Michael is one of the founders of the South Okanagan artists’ co-op known as our “Oliver Art Gallery”. Come and see Michael’s works at 6046 Main Street and see the splendor of the west for yourself.

Oliver Art Gallery
6046 Main Street, Oliver B.C. V0H 1T0

Better yet, take some of that “splendour” home with you to grace your walls, and gaze at beautiful Southern Interior scenes year-round from the comfort of your easy chair. (Ed.)