Melissa Dinwoodie is a visual artist living in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada

Saturday, July 18th
Open to the public from 12-9pm
Reception: 6-9 pm
Caetani Studio Gallery

Dinwoodie’s ‘Pandemic’ series is comprised of 60 pieces which are daily reflections on the COVID-19 pandemic. When visiting, please remember that social distancing measures are in effect. We recommend that you bring masks and there will be sanitization stations available.


This series, aptly named ‘Pandemic’, started exactly 10 days after I was laid off, from my ‘day job’, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. I think I took the first 10 days to be in denial over what was happening and disbelief that it could actually happen. After the new reality was settling into my mind, I decided that I was going to use this time that I had been ‘given’ to paint full time. I publicly declared, through social media, that I would paint one piece a day, every day, until all this was over. Knowing now, that in some ways, it will never be over, I had to come up with a different ‘end’ date, as I had no intention on creating a never-ending series. I went back to work on May 22, which was #56 in the series, so I decided that #60 would be a nice number to end on. I am so grateful for the desire and need to create, (although some days were harder than others), but this series carried me through a time that would’ve been difficult without it.

– Melissa Dinwoodie “Introduction to Pandemic Series”


About the Artist

Melissa Dinwoodie is a visual artist living in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. She specializes in acrylic and mixed media painting and illustration. Her practice focuses on figurative and portrait art, fascinated with the possible connection between the viewer and subject matter.

Always experimenting with different materials and surfaces, Melissa believes that art can be the communication between people that encourages conversations, relationships, education and growth.  The art process is her survival guide and the way she connects.

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