Karen Santos is a Mexican artist who has been devoted to the arts and to painting since she was four years old. She began her artistic training at an early age under the close tutelage of her mother, an avid painter, art teacher, and art psychologist herself. Karen continued her studies with a Bachelor of […]
Laura McNeice grew up in Port Coquitlam BC and has been drawing ever since she could hold a pencil. At age 8, her parents encouraged Laura’s artistic disposition by enrolling her in after school art classes with local artist Judy Shields. Laura continued to practice drawing and painting throughout her school years and in 2004, […]
Tasscha Lico was born in Cracow, Poland and moved with her family to Canada in 2000. Her degree in business and advertising didn’t speak to the soul of this artist, and becoming a mother to three busy and beautiful boys took up most of her time and energy; and still does. Tasscha found she […]
Dublin born artist Sean O’Flynn has had a career as colourful as his paintings. His began as a seminarian, then became an underground coal miner, then Oxford scholar. He emigrated to Canada in 1967 and became a community college instructor and eventually became president of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (sentenced to 33 days […]
Roy graduated with an art degree from the university of Santo Tomas, in Manila. After working as an illustrator for several years, he traveled to work under the tutelage of a well know muralist and environmental artist, Kazumune Kenji Sensei. Roy’s work as a graphic designer, he immigrated to Canada in 1994 to work for […]
Peter was born in Edmonton, Alberta in 1958 to German immigrants. After relocating to BC in 1971, he spent his first working life in the construction industry. He picked up a paint brush in the spring of 2002 started with watercolours. Art was a diversion for the next 9 years, and it saw a transition […]
Nick Lakowski is a Vancouver based artist. He holds a BFA in studio art from Emily Carr University (2004) and an MFA in studio art from the University of British Columbia (2012). His work is grounded in a commitment to grassroots community projects, including experience as a teacher, muralist, volunteer, board member, curator, and events […]
Mihaela has decided to show her unique paintings after years of playing with colors on a canvas. Her breathtaking acrylic canvasses come alive in a fantastic display of vivid colors. Mihaela’s experience in the artistic world in her previous career as a ballet dancer in Europe seem to influence her imagination. Mihaela’s life […]
Maurice is from everywhere, and from nowhere.
Marina Jenelle Wright grew up on Vancouver Island, BC and currently resides in Langley, BC. She is a University of Victoria graduate obtaining her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Sociology.Marina grew up in the beautiful Comox Valley which gave her the opportunity to explore the vast, colourful landscapes of Vancouver Island thus inspiring her west coast art. Her […]
Kimberly Swain was born on the Canadian West Coast and found her passion for creating at an early age. She jokingly credits her father and uncle as the catalysts for her intense interest in art after playing countless rounds of ‘the drawing game’ to encourage her talent as a child. Kimberly earned an Associate Degree in Fine Arts […]
I was born into an artistic family and as such, art runs through my veins. My Father was an accomplished illustrator, designer and painter. Both of my Brothers are professional photographers and are talented artists and animators. Two of my Uncles are renowned comic illustrators in the United States. I started drawing at the age […]
Jessa Gilbert is a visual Artist using painting as a primary means of articulating movement and action. Her artwork employs color, shape, and line to create a rhythm emphasizing change within each piece. Each painting captures an expression of motion, drawing influence from ways in which objects and figures move through space and time, depicting a history of […]
Jaroslaw was born in Poland in 1948 to a war torn landscape. His mother had been imprisoned in a labour camp and his father fought the resistance against the Nazis. As with the entire nation, his parents had been profoundly shaken by the Nazi occupation. From an early age, Jaroslaw felt an affinity for art […]
Caragh is the founder of Open Door Gallery. In collaboration with her art partners, she is an avid supporter of emerging fine art in Vancouver. For Caragh, getting excited about art is like breathing.