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It Doesn’t Matter When You Start, Only That You Start

Victoria, BC artist Deborah Leigh is completely self-taught, with the exception of one course (to learn how to apply paint). She didn’t begin drawing until age 55, with no previous creative outlets. She began by drawing playful, detailed images and within just a few years she was exhibiting and selling her work. Now represented by […]

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Lisa Hebden: Don’t Marry the Fly

A few months ago I came upon Lisa Hebden at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria’s “Paint in the Square” event in Centennial Square. A large painting of a swimmer, dappled with reflected light on water, caught my eye. On a warm summer day, it conjured the refreshing coolness of being in water. Lisa is […]

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Jan Corcoran: Abstract, with a Prairie Perspective

A contemporary artist based in Saskatoon, Jan Corcoran is curious, intuitive and strongly influenced by music. Educated in BC and Saskatchewan, she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Great Distinction from the University of Saskatchewan in 2007. Jan’s work has been shown in group and solo shows since 1996, and is in private collections […]

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Jamie Hamilton: Paper Thin Portraits

Paper Thin Portraits are personalized works of art that offer a tantalizing glimpse at the lives of those fortunate enough to own them. Jamie Hamilton, based in Vancouver, has turned her love of words, details, and what makes people unique, into beautiful works of art. As her web site states: “Through her paper thin portraits, […]

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Danielle Daniel: Storyteller

Danielle Daniel, a mixed media artist and writer based in northern Ontario, portrays the spirit of her Métis background and story telling through her art. Her representational and whimsical paintings have appeared in various group and solo exhibits, and in magazines like Somerset Sew, Somerset Apprentice, Artful Blogging and Simplified Living. Danielle is currently writing […]

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Leslie Wiegand: Going Against the Grain

I’m a fan of this week’s featured artist, Leslie Wiegand. I first spotted her work hanging in Love’s Gallery, the framing and poster shop owned by her partner Adam and his family in Victoria, BC. A couple of weeks ago I came upon some more of her paintings at Mille Fiori Spa, and it reminded […]

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Caroline Larsen: Weaving with Paint

Caroline Larsen is an emerging Toronto-based artist. A graduate of the University of Waterloo, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts as well as the Fine Arts Memorial Award, she has been exhibiting in group and solo shows since 2010. She was recently awarded the 2012 Emerging Artist Grant from the Ontario Arts Council. I […]

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