Dianne Bersea has been a professional artist for 30 years with creative beginnings in the wild places of Canadaís western province. Educated as an artist at Alberta College of Art & Design, Dianne graduated with honors in 1986. Her landscape paintings have been described as a "magic window" on the rich mysteries of wind sculpted trees and the inspiring swirl of stormy skies over coastal waters.
Exhibitions: Federation Gallery, Vancouver; Muir Gallery, Courtney; Grasshopper Gallery, Quadra Island; Nanaimo Art Gallery, Nanaimo; Campbell River Public Art Gallery, Campbell River; Pearl Ellis Gallery, Courtney; Hollyhock Centre, Cortes Island; Art Gallery of Peel, Ontario; Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, Steveston; Living Oceans Society, Victoria/Nanaimo & UBC, Vancouver; Wallace Gallery, Toronto; Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour, Bowen Island.
Publications: Cover Image, Activity Book, Cortes Island Museum and Archives Society; March Image - Vancouver Island Rotary Art Calendar; Cover Image - Art Avenue Magazine, May/June.
Awards: Award of Excellence, FCA juried Chapter Show; Juried to AFCA signature status, Federation of Canadian Artists; Award of Excellence watercolour, Annual Pacific Region Arts Council Juried Exhibition; Juried to full membership, Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour; Award of Excellence, Annual Pacific Region Arts Council Juried Exhibition.
Commissions: Designer of Parks Canada flagship exhibit, Cave and Basin, Banff National Park; Designer of inaugural exhibit, Gulf of Georgia National Historic Site, Steveston, BC
Memberships: Signature member of Federation of Canadian Artists; Elected member of Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour; British Columbia Art Teacherís Association
Collections: Canada, US, England, Sweden, Germany, New Zealand.
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