Monica Burrow
Original Art

Monica Burrow

Born in Vancouver, I grew up following my parents around in their VW bus throughout the local mountains, BC, Alaska, the Yukon and the Pacific Northwest looking at the subtleties of, and the variety in the natural landscape. Any chance they could get to be outside and outside human settlements, they took. The house I lived in was in the midst of a garden of plants from all over the world accumulated by my grandfather. I have always been keenly aware of the cycle of the seasons.
    From my early years, art supplies stimulated my imagination. Whether combining the colours on and off paper or canvas, using fabric or fibre, the smell and touch of the various ways to hold colour in my hand has been a life long fascination for my senses.
    I love painting in acrylics. The outdoors is an endless source of inspiration. I am drawn to the play of light over the land, the endless formations of clouds and weather systems, and rich colour, either actual or imagined, attracts me to painting a subject.    As I have read more and become more aware of the various human impacts on the environment, I am more and more perplexed by, and in awe of humanity’s fragile existence.
    I have been making fine art for 25 years. My education began with a BHe at UBC and my best loved courses were those involving creativity and design. Mostly self taught, I have taken several workshops over the last 24 years. In the early 90’s I owned a folk art business but soon I was creating fine art as my work developed. I am a member of the South Delta Artists’ Guild.  I currently show in several galleries in southwestern BC. I have lived in Vancouver, Whistler & Toronto and now divide my time between Galiano Island and Delta.

Shows and Awards:

Regular Exhibitor Gallery 1710 South Delta Artists' Guild Shows 1994 to Present - South Delta BC

Masters Award Winner - Singing Pass From Whistler Oil and Water Juried Show 2017 Gallery 1710

People's Choice - Sunset Pastels Over Mayne - 2017 Gallery 1710 "Transitions" Show

Finalist Calendar Winner 2017 - for Pumpkins on 28th Avenue - Rotary Club 2018 Calendar Show Gallery 1710

Envision Financial Category Winner 2016 - for Pumpkin Time on Westham Island - Sublime  Art Materials Show

All About Delta Show 2015 Gallery 1710 Pumpkin Time on Westham Island Chosen for Guild card set

Oil and Water Show 2014 Gallery 1710 Juried Show - Naramata Bench

Honourable Mention - Storm's End Monument Oil and Water Show 2011 Gallery 1710 Juried Show

Oil and Water Juried Show 2004

Education:

BHe UBC, Professional Teaching Certificate

Various Workshops through the South Delta Artists' Guild since 1994: I have studied under Donna Baspaly, Leanne Christie, Lalita Hamill, Faith Love-Robertson, Rick McDairmid, Irene Neff, Suzanne Northcott, Ruth Sawatzky, Kathy Swift, Sandra Taylor

Le Mistral Plein Air Week 2017: Instructor - Perry Haddock