Vancouver Illustrated

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011 — 3:43pm PST
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It’s no secret that Vancouver breeds and nurtures some amazing artistic talents; from Group of Seven members to the contemporary artists of today who get to showcase their works in cafes, galleries, and under the spotlight of the PuSh Festival or last year’s Cultural Olympiad. Some of my favourite Vancouver art is that which depicts our own surroundings — and it’s not always created by locals.

Our colleague Jason has been putting together a wonderful blog called Illustrated Vancouver where he simply posts images of Vancouver that have been sketched, drawn or painted, throughout modern history.

Windy Day, Vancouver from the 1940s, a numbered print seen
for sale by at the Vancouver Antiquarian Book Fair, 2010.
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Seabus by Jessica Gabriel; a large scale oil paint, mixed media and carving on board.
Opening Tuesday, November 30, 2010 till January 2, 2011 at the Cultch.
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Ode to Kingsway, Volume One, featuring Wally’s Burgers, drawn by Bambi Edlund
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Ovaltine Cafe, 2010 oil on canvas by Will Rafuse, as seen at the Ian Tan Gallery
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The site is updated several times a week so I recommend browsing the archives and visiting often to check out the street scene and landscape eye-candy from the talented artists whose works are featured.

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One comment

  1. Karin says:

    Love it!

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