Barriere artist Wayne Broomfield has showing in Kamloops

A Love for the Land show features paintings from coast to coast in Canada

Wayne Broomfield of Barriere will have his paintings featured at the Kamloops Art Gallery starting Aug. 2.

Wayne Broomfield of Barriere will have his paintings featured at the Kamloops Art Gallery starting Aug. 2.

Barriere artist Wayne Broomfield has a showing of his paintings starting this week at the Kamloops Arts Council Main Gallery, titled A Love for the Land.  The showing runs from August 2nd to August 25th, featuring Broomfield’s works in oils and acrylics.

Says Wayne: “I began to take an interest in art at about 8 years old. I have a background in graphic art and design but am self-taught in fine arts. I never had any desire to paint anything but landscapes. Other than the southwest area of the USA, I have never had any desire to paint anything but the Canadian landscapes. I knew at an early age I would paint Canada on canvas, coast to coast.

“These plein air paintings are mostly 8″x10″ or 11″x14″. As I work for detail in the finished piece, it would take me too long to work larger. I do very little reworking of the painting in my studio. I like to finish them in the field, but sometimes will have to tweak a value at home to get the painting to read right. Lighting outdoors sometimes competes with living-room lighting – thus the changes.”

The Kamloops Arts Council Main Gallery can be found at, 7 Seymour Street West (Old Courthouse).   Gallery hours: Tuesday to Friday, 10am to 5pm; Saturday 10am to 4pm

Wayne Broomfield can be contacted at: 250-682-7228 or by email at: waynebroomfield@hotmail.com, or go to his website: http://waynebroomfield.com