Dale Matthews ‘Orchard Ladders’ now in the permanent collection in Summerland


Orchard ladders in Summerland

In 2018 Dale Matthew’s painting titled Orchard Ladders became part of the Summerland Art Gallery permanent collection. This particular piece is striking in both the subject and its tonality and at the same time pulls on the heart strings as it was a familiar sight for locals to see ladders stacked against lovely old wooden barns. While ladders are now replaced mostly by aluminum versions from Rona – Dale manages to preserve Summerland’s history in his stunning works of art.

Dale also teaches workshops at the Summerland Art Gallery and is open to teaching more in the future.

Feel free to contact Dale Matthews to host your own workshop at a venue of your choice as well. Dale’s classes are always informative, lively and great fun.

Dale Matthews – architectural artist


Hester Creek Winery architectural rendering by Dale Matthews

Hester Creek Winery architectural rendering by Dale Matthews

Dale Matthew’s background and his livelihood for much of his adult life, revolved around creating watercolour or marker-pen renderings for specific proposed architectural design projects.

Working primarily with Musson Cattell Mackey Architects out of Vancouver, Dale’s job was to illustrate lifelike experiences of how spaces or buildings would look before they were built.

While software and computer technology may have replaced this technique that was widely used in the architectural category, Dale’s work was always suitable for framing and each piece had it’s own distinct soul … and style.