Lorene Runham’s Autumn Glory, a digital abstract, is showing with other landscapes at the Kiwanis Gallery. (Contributed image).

Lorene Runham’s Autumn Glory, a digital abstract, is showing with other landscapes at the Kiwanis Gallery. (Contributed image).

Olds artist creates kaleidoscopic patterns based on nature in new exhibit

Olds artist Lorene Runham gives landscapes a fresh twist in a new Kiwanis Gallery exhibit.

Runham was inspired to create various colour patterns by an old children’s toy — a kaleidoscope.

Mirrors within kaleidoscopes played with diffused light to create delightful, colour patterns that were unique with every twist of the tube.

Runham’s series of digital abstracts, displayed in the exhibit Through My Kaleidoscopic Lens, at the Kiwanis Gallery, have a similar appeal.

All of the images were developed from Runham’s own landscape photographs: Starting from a simple line of trees, or an intimate view of prairie grasses, flowers, or even a bird’s nest, she created a dazzling, mosaic of abstract patterns and colours.

Runham hopes hope viewers will bring the inquisitive eyes of childhood to the gallery to check out her nature-based art.

Red Deer Arts Council is pleased to present Through My Kaleidoscopic Lens: Digital Abstracts by Lorene Runham until Nov. 14 in the gallery in the Red Deer Public Library.

There will be a First Friday Red Deer opening on Nov. 5 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., with the artist in attendance.

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