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The following pieces are two examples of the extraordinary original art donated by the artists to Raincoast in a effort to stop Enbridge’s Northern Gateway project and its oil tanker proposal.  Much of the art has now been sold by auction raising over $125,000 to date.

What Lies Beneath by Chil Thom  
86 x 102 cm  Acrylic on canvas                                                                                    From Chili:  The piece itself took about 3 weeks to finish, but hopefully that helps to prevent what could be destroyed in 3 seconds with a tanker spill.




The Raincoast Bowl by Craig Benson 
76 x 97 x 28 cm Bronze bowl
A single piece of Brazilian soapstone weighing 227 kilograms was carved 360 degrees over a period of fifteen months. Raincoast Bowl was cast from this carving and represents our coastal estuaries with wolves; black and grizzly bears; and pink, coho, and spring salmon

Art for an oil-free coast: Overview


Fifty artists have taken up paintbrushes and carving tools to protect Canada’s fragile raincoast. See the art, get the book, watch the film, stop Northern Gateway.



REFLECTIONS chronicles the journey of artists to the heart of the tanker route. Watch it now on YouTube.

About the artists

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Artists involved with the project include Robert Bateman, Robert Davidson, Mae Moore, Carol Evans, Roy Henry Vickers, Craig Benson, Michael Svob, Alison Watt, Ben Davidson, Mark Hobson and more.

About the book

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The book highlights the art work, most of which are originals, of 50 incredible Canadian artists and writings from esteemed Canadian scientists like David Suzuki and Wade Davis. A free eBook for ipad is now available from itunes.

Art Exhibition Dates and Locations


Raincoast’s has toured the Art for an oil-free coast exhibition in BC and Alberta to incredible and sometimes controversial receptions. The exhibitions and auctions are now complete.

News and Updates

Get the news and updates from our Oil Free Coast Campaign

News and Updates: Art for an Oil-Free Coast Get the latest new from the art tour in Alberta, the film, the book, and the artists who are championing our oil-free coast.

The Art Auction


The auctions are now complete and most pieces have sold. Over $125,000 (to date) has been raised by the artists. Several outstanding pieces remain for sale which we will feature on our website soon.

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