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A respected actress in her early forties, Colleen Flynn-Lawson had always aspired to be a painter. Two years ago, with little artistic experience, Flynn-Lawson decided to follow that dream. more

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Arthur Vickers spent his early years in the Tsimshian coastal village of Kitkatla on the Northwest Coast of B.C. As a young boy, Vickers fished the B.C. coast with his Heiltsuk family. more

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Vancouver artist Robert Arndt has been commissioned by the Vancouver Art Gallery to create a new work for the gallery’s NEXT project space. more

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Originally employed as an illustrator for children’s books in Italy, Alessandra Bitelli came to Canada in 1979. more

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Cherry Hood's portraits capture the beauty and vulnerability of the male adolescent. more

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Tracy Kobus is a BFA graduate from the University of British Columbia who has been showing her work in British Columbia and Alberta galleries for 10 years. more

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A trip to Giverny, France, was life-altering for Robert Florian. It was during his visit to Claude Monet's garden that Florian decided to become a landscape painter. more

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Linda Brock paints faces, not portraits. It is the mood of her subjects - not their likeness - that interests her. more

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Margot Thomson captures "the atmosphere of her landscapes" in work that is informed by her childhood. more

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Mark Mullin is quite happy to puzzle himself with perceptual dilemmas. He translates onto canvas those points at which water meets sky, matter meets light, and gas meets matter. more

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Stephen Wilde refers to his work as "street photograph" - candid, fleeting, barely noticed moments, often with an undertone of dark humour and usually caught from a refreshingly unexpected angle. more

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Keith C. Smith (1924 - 2000) came to his professional painting career late in life, achieving significant success in just over a decade. more

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Ron Kingswood, who shows at Canada House Gallery, has been displaying his work across Canada and the United States since 1993. more

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Loewan graduated from the University of Alberta with a Master of Fine Arts in 1995. Originally from Hong Kong, the artist has found unique ways to integrate her eastern roots with her western education. more

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Lorna Dockstader was born in Edmonton and has devoted herself to painting Alberta. It is a mission that began at the age of 12. Perhaps it was the history of her family that inspired Dockstader. more

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Fred McDonald's "Our Spirit World" series, on view at VisionQuest Gallery in Calgary, is composed of four vibrant canvases rich with spiritual symbols, dazzling skies and mystical ghosted imagery. more

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Susana Espinoza was born in Valparaiso, Chile, and came to Canada in 1976 after completing a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in graphic design from the Catholic University of Valparaiso. more

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Gainsborough Galleries doesn't often take on new artists, says manager Robert Wood. "But when Jamie Morris brought his work in, I said "yes" immediately." more

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