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Biographies of oil-free coast artists.


Linda Dayan Frimer

Published on 2012.08.31 | by Raincoast | in artist bios

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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Julia Hargreaves

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Julia Hargreaves is an internationally published wildlife artist whose work is represented in BC, Alberta and US galleries

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Ben Davidson

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Ben is a Haida artist who draws upon his knowledge of traditional Haida design to create innovative and unique pieces that are sought after around the world.

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Harold Allanson

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Harold’s paintings are bold, realistic works often expressed in strong colours, revealing water reflections late in the day, early morning sunlight, or deep shadows.

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Michael O’Toole

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Michael’s subjects include landscapes, portraits, marine, architecture, and wildlife. His work is represented in private and corporate collections and several galleries across Canada.

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David Goatley

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David’s portraits have included a prime minister, speaker, and premier; three lieutenant governors; leaders in academia, business, law, medicine, and the arts; as well as many individuals and families.

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Ian Reid

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Heiltsuk artist Ian Reid draws inspiration from his culture and elders. In addition to being featured in galleries and exhibits, his carvings will adorn the big house in Bella Bella.

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Megan Dulcie Dill

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An emerging BC artist whose paintings are in collections across North America, Megan’s work comes alive through texture, colour, and shifting lines.

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Esther Sample

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A past commercial fisherman, Ester’s passion for the sea was replaced with painting. In 2011 she won the Pacific Salmon Foundation’s Salmon Stamp award with the painting Hunger Strikes.

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D.F. Gray

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D.F Gray, designated “Premier Pastellist of Canada” by the Pastel Society of Canada, is dedicated plein air artist.

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