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Kirkby, Ken
Kirkby, Ken

Ken Kirkby
Oil on Masonite, 6 x 16 inches

“Artist KEN KIRKBY was born during an air raid in London, England in 1940. The timing may have foreshadowed the warrior-painter he was to become.

He grew up in Portugal where he had his first successful exhibit at age 16. In the late 1950s, he realized his dream to move to Canada. He found work in northwestern British Columbia and gradually migrated further north. He spent five years walking, paddling and sledding across the Canadian Arctic with various groups of Inuit.

Becoming very involved with social issues in the North, he promised the people that he would find a way to raise awareness of these issues in the rest of Canada.” from http://www.whiterockgallery.com/Ken_Kirkby.htm#kirkby_bio

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Untitled 841

Shaw, Sophia Podryhula
Shaw, Sophia Podryhula

Sophia Podryhula Shaw
Alberta, Canada
Oil on Canvas, 10 x 14 inches

“Born in Ukraine, raised in Sydney, Australia, and have settled in Edmonton since 1976. Education: Trained Nurse. Gained Triple Certificate – General, Obstetrics and Tresillian. While pursuing a career in Nursing, I attended the Sydney Technical College, Australia, to study Composition and Design. Other Art related studies were conducted at the Edmonton Art Gallery, Grant MacEwan Community College, and at the Alberta Culture Art Series in Red Deer. Artist’s Statement Nature Landscapes To be a landscape painter is to allow oneself the opportunity to explore and experience the natural habitat and it’s surroundings. To paint a landscape is to allow for emotional and philosophical essence of nature. ” from http://www.gustgallery.com/artists/shaw.html

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