Toni Onley's British Columbia: A Tribute by Tony Onley

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Toni Onley's British Columbia: A Tribute by Tony Onley

8vo. pp. viii, 55. profusely illustrated in colour. hardcover boards. dw. [Vancouver]: Raincoast Books, [1999].

First Edition.


ISBN-10: 1551922363 / ISBN-13: 9781551922362


Distinguished watercolorist Toni Onley lovingly celebrates two dozen of his favorite "wild places" in British Columbia: from Tumbo Channel in the Gulf Islands to the headwaters of the Stein River; from the clouds over Cape Freeman in the Queen Charlottes to a snow shower on Powder Mountain; from the Tatshenshini to the Okanagan-and many more. Each cherished landscape is rendered in Onley's characteristic evocative expressionist style, and each is accompanied by a personal reflection in prose. Onley also reveals the story of his life in art, from a wartime childhood on the Isle of Man through to his present-day airborne wanderings. Technical notes will be of interest to painters and others interested in learning how Onley achieves his magical effects of light and tone.