Book 2: Paintings and Stories of Vancouver Island

$40.00

Soft cover.

91 pages.

Preface:

I first moved to the Comox Valley in 1961, after several wonderful years in Europe. My father was the Canadian Air Force, and had been stationed overseas. Free time over there was spent with my folks, four kids in tow, wandering from campgrounds to castles and cathedrals.

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Soft cover.

91 pages.

Preface:

I first moved to the Comox Valley in 1961, after several wonderful years in Europe. My father was the Canadian Air Force, and had been stationed overseas. Free time over there was spent with my folks, four kids in tow, wandering from campgrounds to castles and cathedrals.

In Comox, I had my first exposure to the spectacular fishing on Vancouver Island.

After another move to North Bay, I finished secondary school and went on to attend UBC to train as an Art Teacher. I then graduated with honours from the Emily Carr College of Art and Design on Granville Island. I completed my formal education with a Masters Degree in Art Education from Western Washington University.

I taught Art for twenty years at North Island College, as well as teaching for the Emily Carr College Outreach Program.

In 1979, I did 53 oil paintings on location in the Northwest Territories for Canada The Tungsten mining Corporation. This commission allowed me to purchase my first studio in Cumberland where I lived and painted for twenty years.

In 1989, I painted in a castle in Italy for a month with an Italian artist I met at North Island College. Great fun!

I have also painted on the north coast of Jamaica and Maui, in Hawaii.

After Cumberland, I lived and painted out of Union Bay, on the east coast of Vancouver Island for several years.

In 2002, I was appointed to the Board of the British Columbia Arts Council.

2004 marked my latest move to the historic farming community of Black Creek—halfway between Courtenay/Comox and Campbell River. Here, I have opened my first Gallery.

The ancient farms with tumbledown buildings, the dark fir forests, the little Mennonite kids on horseback next door are all delightful painting subjects for me!

My most recent venture is painting from Sitka, Alaska to Acapulco, Mexico; views from cruise ships of harbour scenes.

A television production combining oil painting technique and the history of British Columbia is in the works. This will be a happy combination of the two great interests in my life: Art and history.