Marty Gilbert - Fine Art

About the Artist

I am a full-time real estate agent living in Vernon, British Columbia with my wife and 3 terrific kids. When I’m not working with my clients, I enjoy exploring new places to capture incredible moments with my camera. The Okanagan Valley offers some of the worlds most fantastic scenery, and I often spend hours hiking in the early morning or twilight searching for a beautiful scene to capture. Like a golfer trying to hit the perfect shot, or a fisherman looking to reel in something fantastic, I am driven to go out repeatedly, looking for that perfect moment to immortalize in a photograph.

Unlike many landscape photographers that are enthusiastic about cameras, technology and editing techniques, I somewhat grudgingly learned most of this as a necessity.  My motivation is to explore fascinating places and capture moments. Each time I ended up with an uninspiring image, I needed to know what went wrong so I learned new techniques in the field, acquired top quality camera gear and researched better editing techniques. I demand that my images have perfect exposure with vivid colors and astounding clarity.  As a self-taught landscape photographer, it has taken me years of trial and error to learn how to capture fine art quality photographs that I am excited to share. I am proud to offer my Western Canada focused landscape photography for others to enjoy as fine art prints.

The Okanagan Project

​My objective in setting out to capture the Okanagan gallery of images, was to showcase the beauty of this area in all its diversity. I wanted to capture all the distinct seasons and weather conditions. The Okanagan is widely known for its lakes, golf courses and wineries under a beautiful summer sky.  While that is certainly accurate, there is so much more, and I want to portray as much of it as possible.