peggy vanderwart stel
Bold Original Art to Stimulate the Senses and Satisfy the Soul


(posted on 20 May 2019)

Koriander Takes a Gander, and Calls the Meeting to Order is part of the Art of Healing display in the Penticton Hospital. It will be part of the display for a 6 month period!

(posted on 24 Apr 2019)

Not only were three pieces accepted into the National Open Show, 2019, but "First Tracks" took home an honourable mention!


(posted on 24 Aug 2018)

An interesting opportunity arose to participate in a writer's and artist's event called "Inspired By".

First, I provide an original image to a writer, who then writes a piece inspired by the painting.  I, in turn, receive a piece of writing, and paint an image inspired by the story or poem.  I am excited to see the results!  

Two of my paintings were chosen to be forwarded to writers.

(posted on 12 Sep 2016)

Another Artwalk is over. Always a very busy weekend, full of meeting great artists and art enthusiasts. I was pleased to have three of my paintings find new homes!

(posted on 11 Aug 2015)

The Spirit Room at Spirit Ridge Resort and Spa, where you will find 5 - 6 of my paintings on a regular basis.

Be sure to stop in to Dogtown Coffee House in Penticton during the month of October. My paintings will be featured there all month long.

Dogtown Coffee House, 215 Winnipeg St, Penticton

Painter creates a canvas within

by Janis Warren - The Tri-City News

posted Jul 8, 2014 at 12:00 PM

Peggy VanderWart Stel will show Woodland Treasure and other works in her new exhibit at Coquitlam's Place des Arts.


Peggy VanderWart Stel has an unconventional way of presenting her paintings.

The Penticton artist, who will open a new exhibition at Place des Arts in Coquitlam tomorrow (Thursday), likes to create unique canvases by cutting a hole in the big picture to fit a smaller image within.

"That's where I get the most intrigue from viewers," she said, "because it's a different style."

But her play on the diptych or triptych canvases isn't the only draw for her audience.

About two years ago, VanderWart Stel started employing bold West Coast themes such as First Nations images — masks, totem poles — that have struck a chord, especially in the Okanagan.

Since 2012, VanderWart has exhibited 20 times including at the Nk'Mip Wine Cellars; she is also represented by the adjoining Spirit Ridge Resort and Spa.

"Whenever I'm in Vancouver for a visit, I go to the UBC Museum of Anthropology and get a lot of ideas for my art," she said. "There's always something that speaks to me."

A native of Richmond, VanderWart Stel left the coast in 1989 for Penticton after obtaining a fine arts diploma; however, she continues to show regularly at the Granville Island gallery run by the Federation of Canadian Artists, a group that she joined in 2011.

Her Place des Arts display, titled The Pieces Within, will mark her Coquitlam debut.

The opening reception for Peggy VanderWart Stel's exhibit is on Thursday, July 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Place des Arts

(posted on 22 Feb 2014)

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