Perry Haddock is a Canadian artist from the south coast of British Columbia, near Vancouver. His paintings reveal his West Coast roots and his love of the coastal images near his home. Painting primarily in acrylic and watercolour, Perry's impressionistic style is the result of his keen observation of the colours and textures of nature, and his efforts to record his impressions in broad strokes. Many of his paintings are developed from sketches or studies done on site, and his fondest painting experiences are those "en plein air".
Now retired from a career as fine arts teacher and school counsellor, Perry has taken the opportunity to add travelling to his agenda, and has discovered new subjects and experiences to add to his palette, ranging from Italian coastal bays to Paris rooftops and Newfoundland meadows.
Perry is a signature member (SFCA) of the Federation of Canadian Artists, Artists International, and an active member of the B.C. Art Teachers' Association. Perry's paintings are available at Hambleton Galleries in Kelowna, BC, the Rendezvous Gallery in Vancouver, BC., Webster Galleries in Calgary, AB, Kube Gallery in Fort Langley, BC, Studio Connexion Gallery in Nakusp, BC, and Art on 9th Gallery in Invermere, BC.
Jack Turpin is a Fraser Valley artist, graduating from the University of British Columbia where he studied Painting, Graphics and Design, after having completed a degree in Physical Education and English Literature. For the last twenty years of his teaching career, Jack was a secondary school art teacher. While his artistic pursuits have always been eclectic, leading him from caricature to calligraphy, the love of drawing and story telling has been the constant theme in all his creative activities. Exploring a wide variety of media and expression in his painting. Jack is most attracted to the versatility and immediacy of painting in acrylics. A love of the rugged landscape of British Columbia dominates most of his recent thematic imagery.
Jack’s artwork has been displayed at a number of art galleries and shows in British Columbia, including the Federation of Canadian Artists in Vancouver. Most of his paintings are represented in the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery in Fort Langley.
Ann is known for her large-scale panoramic landscapes, florals and rural scenes of Canada. Bold, visible brushstrokes and thick, luscious oil paint are characteristic of her paintings, which have been described as contemporary impressionism. Gnarly old trees with their own linear personalities, grasses shifting in the wind, hidden marshes, – these are some of the subject matters which have inspired Ann’s landscapes.
For the past few years Ann has found new passion in painting outdoors, en plein air. She has been involved in major Plein air events in B.C., Alberta, Nova Scotia and Ontario. She has won major awards for her plein air work, including first place at the Elora Plein Air Festival, 2018 in Ontario, third place in the 2017 Bragg Creek, Alberta Plein Air Festival and an Honourable Mention at the Parrsboro, Nova Scotia International Plein Air Festival 2018 . She continues to promote Plein Air painting events and workshops throughout Canada.
Her work is shown in galleries across Canada and held in collections around the world. She is a Senior member of the Federation of Canadian Artists and an Associate Member of the Oil Painters of America.
A passionate landscape painter, Maria Josenhans creates oil paintings both outdoors on location and in her North Vancouver studio. As an artist for nearly four decades, Maria's work plays back and forth between representational and abstract as she allows each painting to find its own unique path. Her career has been shaped by long periods of immersion in large format photography, working as an illustrator, training, competing and adjudicating Highland dance, teaching, and travelling the world by bicycle. Maria holds a BFA with Honors from the University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, has been the recipient of numerous awards and grants, and continues to take part in Invitational Plein Air events both nationally and abroad.