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Biographies of oil-free coast artists.


Craig Benson

Published on 2012.08.30 | by Raincoast | in artist bios

A self-taught master carver of stone and wood, and creator of original bronzes, Craig’s works are carved from a single piece of material. They represent coastal and marine life in fine, exquisite detail.

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Leanne Hodges

Leanne Hodges with painting

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For more than twenty years, Leanne has pursued an art practice while developing a remote charter boat company and raising her son.

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Cathy Stewart

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Inspired by Mother Nature and her work in the Canadian Arctic and around the world, Cathy Stewart’s work is displayed in galleries in Tofino and Ucluelet.

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Laura Wasylyshen

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Laura’s painting was recently chosen by Robert Bateman as the winner of a Greenpeace Canada supported art contest.

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Perry Rath

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In his 20 years of artistic pursuits, Perry Rath has undertaken installations, objects/artifacts, paintings, printmaking, collaborations, and educational efforts such as Art and Advocacy and 4000 Reasons.

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Alan Wylie

Published on 2012.08.29 | by Raincoast | in artist bios

Alan graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 1960 and immigrated to Nova Scotia in 1967, where he became a full-time artist, teacher, and art gallery owner.

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