Di's News

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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Ragged Rock Madrone

Apr 30, 2020

48″x60″ – 2020 – acrylic on canvas The Island Throughout Howe Sound you can find dozens of small islands; little gems of rock that survived glaciation during the last ice age ending approximately 11,000 years ago. As the glacier moved through the Sound ice flows slowly crushed and carved the rocks, widening and straightening the…

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‘Cape Sunset’

Apr 30, 2020

12″x36″ – 2020 – acrylic on canvas Floating along the south coast of Bowen at sunset. Cape Roger Curtis, land of rocky bluffs and wind-swept trees. In the moments just before dark, as the sun gives its last golden kiss until morning, the sea is suddenly calm. The noise of the birds and power of…

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New Prints Added

Apr 29, 2020

Check out my shop page for three new prints released this April! https://artbydi.ca/shop/

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Video: Orcas in Howe Sound!

Mar 10, 2020

Apologies for the shaky video- a zoom lens and an excited hand are difficult to control! Watch our unforgettable experience seeing Orcas just off the shore on Bowen Island, BC. These Biggs Orcas, identified at T087 and the T124A2s, were en-route from Powell River on March 5th 2020 when they made a brief appearance in…

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Upcoming Exhibitions

Feb 3, 2020

I will have some artwork in exhibitions coming up in February! Check out the event details below: FCA Postcard Competition and Online Exhibition Feb 1st – 29th 2020 *Online-only* My painting “Returning Home” was selected for the exhibition and won Honorable Mention in the competition, making it one of the FCA’s 2020 postcards! Purchase the…

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Di - Mt. Burgess 2020 - 30"x36" - sold

Mt. Burgess

Feb 2, 2020

30″x36″ – 2020 – Acrylic on Canvas A few years ago I was introduced to the remarkable work of Lawren Harris. He was a member of the Canadian ‘Group of Seven’ and an avid painter of the Rocky Mountains. Lawren’s landscape work is almost timeless with its abstract clean lines and pioneering modernism. Someone brought…

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Art By Di - FCA Postcards

FCA 2020 Postcards

Jan 31, 2020

The Federation of Canadian Artists 2020 Postcards have been selected… and ‘Returning Home’ is one of them! A huge thank you to the FCA for awarding my painting an Honorable Mention in the competition and selecting it as one of their 2020 postcards! The postcards are available for purchase at the FCA Gallery on Granville…

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