A festive-looking gingerbread house, a frothy cup of cappuccino, colourful grapes and apples hanging from a branch lightly dusted with snow.
These are some of the paintings on display at the Showcase Gallery in 100 Mile House as part of the Cariboo Artists’ Guild’s (CAG) December show.
The theme this year is food and Christmas-themed food.
CAG treasurer Sharon Isaaks was one of several members busy hanging paintings at the Showcase Gallery, located inside the South Cariboo Business Centre on 475 Birch Ave., on Dec. 3.
“In past years, we’ve always done Christmas scenes and snow scenes,” Isaaks explains.
“This is something different. We’ve never tried ‘Christmas food’ before.”
Not every member of the organization – made up of aspiring and accomplished artists who promote and plan art events in the area – has something on display, but quite a few do.
Cheryl Gauthier, an artist from Lac la Hache, was also hanging work on Dec. 3. As well a painting for the CAG show, she has a few more on display in a different section.
Among Gauthier’s pieces were flowers, a forest scene and a lion.
Painting is something she started to do as a little girl.
“My mom put me in my first art lesson when I was 10. I’ve always painted and drawn. I do a little bit of oil, watercolour and acrylic.”
More paintings from different artists for the CAG show were still coming in.
The paintings on display are in “any medium you can think of,” Isaaks says.
“Pastels, watercolours, acrylics, all types.”
They will be on display through December.