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Biographies of oil-free coast artists.


Elise Quarmby

Published on 2012.08.31 | by Raincoast | in artist bios

Elise has a style that marries timeless, fluid design with progressive ideas. She continues to explore different techniques in painting and jewelry design.

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Susan Ellenton

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Susan brings her love of nature, interest in technical innovation, and exploration of deep knowing into her work which is achieving international attention.

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Linda Heslop

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The most published caver artist worldwide in the 1990s Linda has since turned her full attention to fine art following her love of West Coast images.

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Sheila Karrow

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Sheila’s paintings communicate both a literal and metaphorical understanding of the natural world. Her carefully rendered images reveal the intensity and interconnectedness of life.

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Dianne Bersea

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CFA artist Dianne Besea’s background in graphic design, fine art, natural history illustration, and exhibit design put experience and knowledge behind her strong colours and stylized imagery.

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Gaye Adams

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During the three decades of Gaye’s art career, her focus has been painting what delights her most: the effects of atmosphere and light.

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Linda Dayan Frimer

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With a history of dedicating her work to charity, LInda Frimmer’s vibrant watercolour, acrylic, and oil, murals hang in synagogues, hospitals and galleries.

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Bill Helin

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Out of this world: Native artist Bill Helin has clients from around the globe and his jewellery has travelled into space.

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Jeffrey Gordon Whiting

Published on 2012.08.30 | by Raincoast | in artist bios

Award-winning sculptor, author, impresario, and environmental advocate, Jeff is president and founder of Artists for Conservation.

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