This publication accompanied a show of new additions to the permanent collection of the Kelowna Art Gallery. The curator and writer is Liz Wylie. Works by eight artists are included: Rose Braun, Briar Craig, Cathy Daley, Jane Everett, Byron Johnston, Wanda Lock, Gary Pearson, and Bryan Ryley. The essay looks back briefly over the history of portraiture in Western art. Each artist's work is then discussed individually. Only a sampling of the works in the exhibition are reproduced, but these are all in colour.