I paint the natural world and its wonderful colours.
Faithful and True - Sandy Gagnon
As an artist I love to draw and paint that which gives me joy, whether the subject is serious or whimsy.
Any meaning in my work is simple: something beautiful, fun or thought provoking to look at.
A variety of mediums and subjects is a wonderful way to express the exquisite variety of life and share that joy with others.
Thorpe, Alyson - Regal Roses
Janzen, Jacquie - Forget Me Never
Davies, Veronica - Day Dreaming
Acrylic, 24" x 30"
Ruppel, Laurie - Beach Hideaway
Lees-Stout, Lori - Camouflage
Vibrant watercolours are my passion. I do both traditional framed watercolours and varnished watercolours. My varnished watercolours are done on watercolour paper that is adhered to a thick wood board. After the paper has dried onto the wood board I do my sketch and then use a combination of watercolour paints, gouache and pen and ink to complete my piece. To finish the process I use several coats of varnish to seal the art and give it a UV protection so it does not have to be framed under glass. I paint a variety of subjects including buildings, birds, fish, fairies and insects...but my favourite subject to paint is flowers.
Breitkreutz, Hazel - Charise
Hazel is familiar with various mediums and enjoys creating works with impressionistic abstraction. Through her artistic expressions, Hazel finds her communication enriched and she enjoys watching the reaction of others to her paintings.
Hazel’s interest in art grew out of her love for color, nature and people. Travel has heightened her awareness of the natural world providing both inspiration and stimulation. Her work developed under the skillful instruction and valued critique of several notable international artists. She is an active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists and has successfully completed various courses of instruction offered by the Federation including; Painting Theory and Application, Theory and Creativity, and the Four-Year Foundation Program - with Distinction. This was followed by years of intensive study where her creativity was stimulated and a unique personal style developed.
Her works have been successfully entered in many juried exhibitions, including the Surrey Art Gallery, where she placed in the top three in water-media, and the Federation of Canadian Artists, where she was honoured with an Award of Excellence. Hazel has participated in many solo and group shows and has also donated her work to various charitable fundraising events. Her art has been purchased and is enjoyed by collectors from many parts of the world.
Hazel enjoys sharing her experience, ideas and inspiration by teaching courses and workshops.
Drena Hambrook - Into-The-Woods.jpg
My paintings are predominantly oil paintings. Portraits of children of diverse ethnic cultures are my passion. Each, hold a special quality, to capture on canvas the innocence, the beauty and love of life, their willingness to be so transparent is my delight and a never ending challenge. The relationship with your subject, to become part of, to evoke a response in your viewer is imperative and magical
Stuart, Shelly - Mother Nature At Lighthouse Park
Shelly Stuart is a Canadian Palette Knife Artist. She expresses life experiences with the use of vibrant acrylic and oil colors along with tactile textures in her paintings. With a 28 year career in the healing arts, she strives to create art that promotes positive emotions, celebrates achievements, rejuvenates and is therapeutic to the viewer.
McMurray, Bob - Duck Pond
Pearson, Marilyn - Janalee
Acrylic on canvas
Carrie Nicole - The Bartlett Sisters
Acrylic on Gallery wrapped canvas
36" X 24
Grigsby, Nancy - Wordplay
acrylic mixed/collage on paperboard
Ian de Hoog is a Canadian watercolourist and instructor living out on the West Coast of British Columbia. Ian developed an early visual interest in the medium due to the works of Franklin Carmichael and Toni Onley. However, it was during a brief stint studying architecture that a physical love of painting manifested. While primarily self-taught, Ian is very grateful for the recent opportunities he has had to study with Thomas Schaller and Herman Pekel.
Ian’s paintings have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions and are included in a growing number of private collections around the world.
Wagstaff, Wayne - The Saw Collection
Vickers, Pat - Pender Sunset
Boyle, June - Abstract - title not provided
28 x 16 inches framed
Acrylic on canvas
Part of a series of abstracts
Dougas, Gillian - Prospect of Whitby
Commissioned pastel painting for a wedding anniversary couple in Ontario.
Morris, Linda - '46 Pickup
Linda Morris is a local artist who has been painting for about 15 years. She specializes in oil paintings, oil pastels, and acrylic painting. She loves all the bright colours of nature, and the almost spiritual nature of the painting itself. She became inspired by all forms of painting when her father passed on, and continues this wonderful form of therapy.
She is an active member of the Surrey Arts Council; S. Surrey, White Rock Art Assoc.; the Surrey Art Gallery Association, Langley Arts Council and Semiahmoo Arts Council.
Linda paints many subjects including animals, which she loves to do. She has recently become an active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists.
Smythe, Violet - Summer's Blush
Violet Smythe is a local artist and instructor. She is an active member of the Westcoast Calligraphy Society (2000), Alphabeas Calligraphy Guild (2007) as well as a number of other guilds in Canada and the USA. In 2015 she became a member of the South Surrey White Rock Arts Society and Semiahmoo Arts. She is a member of a Vancouver Artist Collaborative and Creekside Watercolour Artists; her work has been included in juried exhibitions at various venues in the Greater Vancouver Area.
She has always dabbled in art but it wasn’t until 2000, when she joined the WCS that her art journey really began. From that point forward she commenced her art studies not only in the art of calligraphy but acrylics, decorative painting, watercolour, mixed media, collage and drawing. She has had the opportunity to study under many gifted and talented teachers as well as some world renowned instructors. More recently she has been concentrating her efforts in watercolour, journaling, classical/life drawing and colour pencil. Over the last five+ years she has been teaching classes in watercolour, lettering, rubber stamp & Lino carving as well as card making. She loves to create and to share her passion.
A number of her watercolours and acrylic pieces can be found in private collections. You can see an example of her most recent published collaboration in the 2014 November issue of Bound and Lettered: Playing with a Full Deck as well as on her website
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Painting is not easy. After struggling with all the concepts of color and tone, composition and balance, what you put on the canvas expresses the fundamental truth of who you are and how you see the world. You hope that someone else sees what you see . .
Milne, Carole - The Hood Canal
The Hood Canal, Watercolor, 11x14
Van Oss, Barbara - Call of the Wild
Norm Carriere - Marilyn
I live in White Rock and have been painting since retiring for 5 years now. Starting with acrylics I now enjoy painting with oils. Loving the textures, colours, human details I enjoy painting portraits in a multitude of forms.
Whitlock, Carol A. - Underwater Delights
2014 was all about painting jellyfish at the Vancouver Aquarium for me. I was the Artist in Residence. This is one of my pastel paintings of a jellyfish. I used pan pastels and painted them on site while talking to visitors from around the world.
Jess Rice - Butty Bear
Brown, Catherine - Edible...mmm
Watercolor artist, painting on both paper and canvas.
Klemm, Peter, Canadian Reflection
I work primarily with oils on canvas. I am particularly drawn to subject material that shows a lot of depth and contrast with light and shadow. My works typically draw you in using perspective and taking the eye of the viewer on a path into the scene.
Bradford, Lynne - Bonsai and Peacocks
I love to create art! Any medium, any subject. " Art is for Peace of Mind". Art reflects what is in the artist's heart.
Ayley, Joanne - Old Head Lighthouse
When I paint I try to capture the high points of my life - the special momentsI of a trip or even a day that make me feel excited and happy to be alive and doing what I'm doing.
Herder, Reet - Evening Glory
When I began my painting career, in 1998, I was amazed at how quickly I had been captured by the world of art and lured into it’s secret paths to paint life,
as I saw it.
Painting became such a passion, for me, which invoked a deep desire to capture, photographically, images from all walks of life that could be used for my artistic expressions. These photos became my emotional bond which inspired me to put down on canvas what my heart wanted to convey.
Be it still life, florals, animals, people or landscapes, the whole world became alive and I could hardly wait to start creating my stories. Colors came to life, values took on a different meaning and lights and darks became teachers, in and of themselves.
I felt I had so many stories to paint and the challenge to be able to speak through my artwork was inmeasurable. My mind had become my artistic voice, always ready for another canvas.
Today, my artistic signature, into the world of visual arts, is an expression of peace and tranquility with images and colors that may capture your heart and soul and bring about the same emotional response that intrigued me, to begin with.
Johnstone, Georgina - Il Duomo, Florence
I paint landscapes, still lifes, flowers, figurative and semi-abstracts using acrylics. I also teach in my home studio. I particularly enjoy teaching beginners as I get excited when I see them discovering their own creativity.
Johnston, MaryEllen - West Coast II
Works mainly in Acrylic and some watercolour - west coast landscapes and other and abstract.
Brush and pallet knife.
Wagstaff, Sandra - Girl in the Evening Surf
Kopcok, Anna - Abundance of Poppies 16x20 , Oil
I draw inspiration from the natural beauty surrounding us. Painting oils or acrylic "wet in wet" with a palette knife allows me to be spontaneous and create the texture and edges that brand my work.
Painting is my lifelong passion.
Walker, Sheryl - Frozen In Blue
My passion is landscape painting in oil. To be truly alive is to love the colours, fragrances, spirituality and power of nature.
Newbury, Thelma - Last Rays of Sun
Thelma loves to work with vibrant colours. Enjoy her artworks.
Newell, Veronica - Kiwanis Park
I live in South Surrey, British Columbia, outside of Vancouver. I paint in acrylics on canvas. I love to paint forests, water, and nature scenes in fun colors and contemporary compositions.
Gauthier, Donalda - White Rock Beach
I am a pastel artist and love the beauty of nature. I enjoy capturing images of the natural world and sharing them with those who view them. My work is characterized by rich vibrant colours especially the sunsets and seascapes I love to do.
Kelm, Marilyn - Wild West Dance
Although my main interest in the arts has been Acrylic and Mixed Medium painting lately
I have fallen in love with a product called Paverpol where I capture a moment in time.
My Sculptures are finding a place in homes and gardens as the weather does not effect them.
Perez, Susan - Spooning
Trees! I am so drawn to trees. I have painted a lot of trees. But I love this one most, so far. It is loose, free, and whimsical.
Angelo Morrisey - CALL-ME-BY-MY-NAME.jpg
Water Colour A VIEW FROM THE PIER
Bodnar, Cheryl - Horse
Anderson, Doris - Selflessness
Fong, Eileen - Sunset by the Dock
It is always an enchanting moment as the sky turns into such a beautiful picture. I enjoy painting this photo taken on Crescent Beach and more exciting was the siting of the whales.
Sims, Jean - Pacific North West
Yang, Chiao-Chiao - Coast Symphony
Chiao Chiao Yang is a visual artist and art educator. She expands her field of vision and deepens her feeling with lyrical expression on paintings. Exploring nature has always been her source of creation, in the process of interaction with nature, full of many delightful surprises and pleasant sensations.