Vanishing British Columbia Watercolours

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Artwork ©Michael Kluckner, 2001–6

There were about 175 watercolours printed in the book, about 100 of which sold. In 2023, I took the unsold watercolours from it and added pages of partly finished ones, binding them together into a book that's about 66 sheets. If you would be interested in owning it, please get in touch.

Below I've put images of most of what is in this bound book ...

And, at the bottom of this page, there are 3 BC Interior pieces from Here & Gone, the ones that weren't painted in bound sketchbooks.

Dewdney General Store in 2001, page 40

The Gower Point Store (a repurposed rental cabin) in 2002, page 44

Tupper cabin on Hermit Island, 2000, page 43

Finn Slough, on the Fraser River in South Richmond. page 37.

Wong's Market at 44th and Main in Vancouver (the Fukuharas' store), page 38.

The old David Hunter Garden Shop building on Broadway near Arbutus in Vancouver, demolished in 2003, page 11.

Powell River scene, page 46.

Southern Interior/Okanagan

Holy Cross Catholic Church at Skookumchuck on the Lillooet River north of Harrison Lake, page 15

The Johnny Ward House in Yale as it was in 2002; it has since been restored. Page 115.

The Anderson Ranch at Toketic east of Spences Bridge, early morning, 1994. Page 129

Otter Valley between Tulameen and Brookmere: the Thynne Ranch and a hay barn. These are front-back on the same piece of paper. Pages 60–1.

The section foreman's house at Brookmere on the Kettle Valley Railway, in 2000, page 59.

Front-back on the same sheet: the Patricia Ranch on Kal Lake Road near Vernon, and the Antwerp Ranch in the valley east of Coldstream, page 70.

The Casorso house at 3350 Benvoulin Road, Kelowna, page 68

Fruit-packing plant at Fintry, the last one left on Okanagan Lake, as it was in 2003, page 69.

The Beaverdell Hotel, which burned down in 2011, page 72.

The Konishi cabin near Tappen on Shuswap Lake, which was the longest-surviving Japanese-Canadian building in the area, page 137.

Cabins at Pierre's Point on Shuswap Lake, 2000, page 139. SOLD

Walhachin house, page 132

Old ranch near Bridesville, 1995, page 74.

The Elton house near Cawston, page 13.

Cariboo Chilcotin

The Miyazaki House in Lillooet, page 170

Townsite 2 in Bralorne, page 173

Dry hillside, switchback road: above the Fraser River between Lillooet and Pavilion, page 175

137 Mile House on the Cariboo Highway, page 179

3-Bar Ranch at Beaverdam Lake, abandoned in 2003, page 181


Doukhobor Village on May Creek Road west of Grand Forks, page 83

Brilliant Bridge on the Kootenay River near Castlegar, page 87.

The Marlow House in the Lardeau near Trout Lake City in the Kootenays, page 96.

Two New Denver watercolours, front-back on the same piece of paper: left, the Angrignon house; right, the old Bank of Montreal, pp. 97–8.

Two Revelstoke watercolours: the old courthouse in Lower Town, and a cool house on 6th, pp. 28 and 18.

Creston farmland, page 109 – the view from the high bank of the town.

Northern Central BC & The Peace

McBride Station, page 187

The Reitsma barn on the roadside of Highway 16 at Evelyn, page 190

The hamlet of Quick on the Bulkley River, page 191

Gitsegukla Village with its United Church, page 192

The 1930 Hagwilget highway bridge, an engineering classic from the province's early years of car and truck travel, page 193.

The Ardill Ranch house along the Peace River, in an area soon to be drowned by the Site C dam, page 203.

The Grand Haven dance hall in Fort St. John, a hexagonal log building with moose antler decoration, page 204.

The Cree-Met Drive-In in Pouce Coupe, as it was in 2002, page 32

The Hillcrest Motel in Pouce Coupe, a set of cabins in an arc around a fine old house, page 33

Relics of the Discovery Mine near Atlin, 2003, page 200.

Gulf Islands & Vancouver Island

The Travellers' Rest, an 1865 building on Saltspring Island demolished in 2003, page 147.

The Evergreen Auto Court in Nanaimo, demolished about 2010, page 153

Nanaimo railway switcher's shack, page 143

Service station at Union Bay on Vancouver Island, 2002, page 153

Zeballos (front-back on the same sheet): St. Anthony's Catholic Church and the Zeballos Hotel (burned 2008), pages 166 – 167

Cottage on the Zeballos waterfront, page 166

BC Packers Buildings on the Alert Bay waterfront, demolished in 2003, frontispiece of the book.

BC Interior Watercolours from Here & Gone

Cherryville Homestead, 2019.

Monashee Cabin, 2019

Monte Lake Store, 2019

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