Di's News

Whale Art Pack

Oct 20, 2021

Now available! A special whale-themed art pack featuring 1 matted print of your choice plus 6 art cards, save $15 and support local art. Proceeds donated to the Marine Education and Research Society in British Columbia. Click the link below for more information and to order now!https://artbydi.ca/artwork/whale-art-pack/

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Artists for Conservation

Oct 20, 2021

I am super excited and truly honored to be selected for membership with the Artists for Conservation! The Canadian-based organization represents over 500 artists from 30 countries worldwide, all committed to supporting conservation through art. The community aims to use the power of art to inspire a movement- one that encourages support, protection and celebration…

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Brentwood Bay Resort

Oct 20, 2021

New artwork at the Brentwood Bay Resort on the Saanich Peninsula near Victoria, BC! Matted prints and cards are now available at the resort Gift Shop, as well as over a dozen limited edition canvas giclee prints located throughout the resort! Get ready for some pampering and join us for the Spa Open House at…

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Grizzly Bears: Teachers of the Land at the Kelowna Art Gallery

Oct 17, 2021

September 18, 2021 to January 9, 2022The Front Project Space Grizzly Bears: Teachers of the Land is a partnership between the Bateman Foundation and the Grizzly Bear Foundation. This unique exhibition explores the lessons that we can learn from this majestic creature. Building a greater understanding of the Grizzly bear can strengthen our relationship with…

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New short doc follows the new generation of conservation efforts in Howe Sound: Uncharted Waters

Oct 17, 2021

May 29, 2021 3:30 PM By: Bronwyn Beairsto Howe Sound is at the tip of Di’s paintbrush. One need only glance at the Bowen painter’s work to see where she draws inspiration. It was during a day trip to Bowen Island that one of Di’s works caught a young British filmmaker’s eye. Newly arrived from…

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Howe Sound Art

Jan 31, 2021

Inspired by beautiful Atl’ka7tsem/Howe Sound, British Columbia, my contemporary acrylic paintings reflect the majestic beauty of this special place. It is western Canada’s southernmost fjord- a place born of volcanic activity and sculpted by the icy flow of glaciers. Located just north of Vancouver, BC, you will pass through Howe Sound as you drive along…

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NRKW Orcas visit Bowen – Video

Jan 25, 2021

The video I captured on January 23rd, 2021 of the Northern Resident Killer Whales giving us a close encounter on Bowen Island, BC! The whales have been identified as the Northern Resident Killer Whales A5 pod – A42 matriline. Thank you to Jackie Hildering at MERS (Marine Education and Research Society) for the identification. Check…

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Safe in Starry Arms

Jan 15, 2021

Thank you to the Bowen Island Undercurrent for the wonderful article about our children’s book ‘Safe in Starry Arms’! Author Christie Lea and I talk about our inspiration and hopes for the book. Read it below: https://www.bowenislandundercurrent.com/local-news/bowen-islanders-new-kids-book-chases-away-the-monsters-of-childhood-anxiety-3265595 Visit the Safe in Starry Arms page to learn more about the book: https://artbydi.ca/safe-in-starry-arms/

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Chum Salmon Spawn

Dec 4, 2020

A remarkable video by Bob Turner, Squamish, BC, November 2020 This is hands-down one of the most beautiful salmon spawning videos I have ever seen. In a crystal-clear spring-fed channel near Squamish, BC, filmmaker Bob Turner captures the moment a female chum salmon drops her eggs in front of several eagerly waiting males. A dance…

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Droplet Trailers

Dec 4, 2020

I am excited to be part of the Droplet Trailer Design Initiative, a unique venture that helps to support artists, build community and promote appreciation of art across the country. A strong emotional connection to west coast landscapes inspires me as an artist and I love to share that connection with others through my art.…

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Exploring Our Estuary

Nov 13, 2020

With Bob Turner (Be sure to subscribe to Bob’s YouTube Channel!) I’ve been thinking lots lately about the interconnectedness of everything. About how impact to one species or place can have ripple effects that stretch to seemingly unrelated environments. And this amazing web is none more apparent than in Alt’ka7tsem/Howe Sound, where the tops of…

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Forage

Oct 8, 2020

2020 – Di – 30″x36″ – acrylic on canvas The Grizzly Bear, Ursus arctos horribilis, the North American Brown Bear, forest builder, apex predator and teacher of the land. They captivate us, terrify us, and connect us to the intricate web of life that exists here on the coast of British Columbia. It is not…

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