Vanderhoof artist Annerose Georgeson shows how the different colours in one of her Cutblocks pieces show where new-growth forests are. Her works are on display at the Groop Gallery until the end of the month.

Vanderhoof artist Annerose Georgeson shows how the different colours in one of her Cutblocks pieces show where new-growth forests are. Her works are on display at the Groop Gallery until the end of the month.

Vanderhoof artist holds exhibit in Prince George

Annerose Georgeson’s latest exhibit uses high-tech to take a look at local forests.

  • Mar. 23, 2011 12:00 p.m.

By Allan Wishart

Prince George

Free Press

Annerose Georgeson’s latest exhibit uses high-tech to take a look at local forests.

“The pieces are inspired by Google Earth satellite photos,” the Vanderhoof artist says, standing in Groop Gallery on Friday evening at the opening of Cutblocks and Fields.

“These are fairly recent works, all within the past two years. I have another show in Penticton right now with some of my newer pieces.”

The paintings show the vivid colours Georgeson uses on most of her works, with geometric designs picked out in a variety of colours to mark terrain features.

“The red is where the pine-beetle wood is now, the yellow is where there have been new trees planted after the area has been logged.”

Keeping it local, the works are based on satellite photos of the region south of Kenney Dam, near Vanderhoof.

“This is my first solo show at Groop Gallery,” Georgeson says. “I’ve had some works here for other group shows, such as the opening of the gallery, but this is the first time it’s all mine.”

Cutblocks and Fields will be at Groop Gallery, 1127 Third Ave., until the end of the month. Owner Melanie Desjardines says the new show, which starts April 1, will be an environmental art show, shared with Studio 2880.