Skimmerhorn Gallery of Fine Art Photography
Edward Finlay and Beth Hourie
Photography; Scenics; Nature; Wildlife
Having a gallery to show and sell his fine art photography has been a lifelong ambition of photographer Edward Finlay. Now a collaborative effort between Edward and Beth Hourie, that ambition has come to fruition. Looking for a location, they decided that a small-town environment would be most suitable. They found Creston, being particularly impressed with its welcoming and active arts community, and thought it would be a great place to establish their gallery.
Photography has been a passion of Ed's since he was in high school. Having trained at NAIT in Edmonton, he worked as a professional photographer for 15 years. While working in other careers he integrated photography into his recreational activities. Beth has always loved the outdoors. Travelling the mountains and prairies gave her a visual diary of the beautiful natural imagery from her experiences. Inspired by Ed, she began translating the imagery in her mind's eye into fine art photographs.
Their favourite subjects encompass landscapes, nature and wildlife images. Producing the images in their gallery includes printing on various photographic papers and canvas using an Epson Professional printer. To protect their images they laminate or mat, for framing under glass, the paper prints and seal the canvases with several coats of a water-based shield. The framing of the finished prints is also done in-house.
Venue type: A (I am an artist at my own studio.)
Wheelchair accessible? No (Accessible meaning doors at least 32" wide, no threshold more than 1" high and no stairs or an elevator/lift available.)
Business hours outside of the Culture Tour are: Regular business hours.
June – September: Tuesday – Saturday 10 am – 5 pm
Note: Copyright ownership of images on this site remains with the creator of the work/image. Permission has been given for this use of images by the Culture Tour, but if you wish to reproduce ANY images you see on this site you must contact the owner of the image directly for permission.