Daniel J. Izzard, one of Canada’s most renowned Impressionist painters was born in London, England on May 19, 1923, served in the Royal Navy from 1942 to 1947 and was the art editor for HMS Vanguard Magazine during the Royal Tour of South Africa, 1947. He moved to Canada in Read more [...]
With over 30,000 working artists, British Columbia has the largest percentage of its labour force in the arts, well above the Canadian provincial average.The Gulf Islands hold a particular allure for the artist, many of whom come for a visit and remain there for the rest of their lives. An excerpt from a 1955 issue of National Geographic sheds some light on this phenomenon:
“The calm leisurely atmosphere of the islands works its charm upon people from all walks of life. The person in worn clothing whom the newcomer mistakes for a beachcomber or country bumpkin as often as not prove to be a famous scientist, novelist, admiral, politician, or other notable… The sympathetic outsider may find himself being initiated into what may be one of the last truly civilized ways of life remaining in English-speaking North America.
Once that happens, it is unlikely that he will ever want to leave.”
While my past work has been profoundly influenced by the environment of the Pacific Northwest, I have a deep desire to paint non-objectively, allowing colour and mark-making to emanate from somewhere inside my body other than my conscious self. This intuitive practice often seems careless and haphazard, but is actually Read more [...]
Lil Chrzan is known for her luminous Landscape paintings. She invites the viewer to enter her world and experience an emotional Deja Vu while viewing her dramatic light-filled paintings. Light plays a powerful role in her paintings creating a sense of wonder and awe, a sense of the transcended. Chrzan’s Read more [...]
Monica’s artwork is inspired by the Pacific Northwest landscape and Indigenous symbolism. Her beautifully imperfect textured paintings are semi-abstract compositions described as ethereal landscapes and forms of the mind. Their aim is to engage and seduce the viewer in a visual, tactile and emotional experience, to create an encounter, a Read more [...]