Di's News

Swim Bowen

Jun 15, 2022

This year I will be participating in Swim Bowen! A not-for-profit 750 m and 1.5 km swim across Tunstall Bay on July 16th 2022 to help raise funds for individuals and families battling cancer. Like many families, we have had to navigate and endure the pain of helping a loved one through this terrible illness.…

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The New Bowen Gateway Mural

May 3, 2022

It has been an absolute joy and honor to help create Bowen Island’s newest public art installation: The Bowen Gateway Mural. In 2021 I had the opportunity to join forces with an amazing team to create this 128-foot scene featuring some of the Island’s most treasured places and inhabitants. The lead Creative Team behind the…

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New Custom Paintillio Kit!

Apr 15, 2022

I am SO excited to announce that my painting ‘Evening in Howe Sound’ is now available as a Paint-By-Number kit from the super awesome local company Paintillio!! Featuring three Biggs Orcas cruising by the Defense Islands at dusk, with Mt. Garibaldi in the background, this piece was created to capture the calm and beauty of…

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Puzzle with a Purpose!

Jan 27, 2022

I am thrilled to announce my painting ‘Rise’ has been selected by Puzzle Lab for their new ‘Puzzle with a Purpose!’ These beautiful wooden jigsaw puzzles merge technology, art, nature, and are made locally by a small family run business in Victoria, BC. They are heirloom-quality, made from a UV laminated print on 1/4″ 5-ply…

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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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