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DeJager, Henry
DeJager, Henry

Henry DeJager
Edmonton, AB, Canada
Watercolour on Paper, 5 x 7 inches

“Hendrik de Jager was born in Rotterdam, Holland in 1940. He started drawing and painting when he was young. Hendrik has a natural talent for art and is primarily self-taught. He was educated in Rotterdam and became interested in architecture. Eventually he chose the profession of sign designer and worked at various sign shops throughout Holland.

In 1967 he married Carla Verloop in Holland and in that same year the two immigrated to Canada. They settled in Edmonton, Alberta, where Hendrik began his own commercial sign business. It was in this business that Hendrik developed his own intricate and creative method of sign creation. He created three-dimensional cedar signs, which were heavily decorated with his own fine artwork. These cedar creations were not merely signs, but beautiful works of art. These masterpiece signs are displayed all over Canada, with many in Alberta and British Columbia. After thirty years of intense involvement in the sign business Hendrik now devotes all his energy to his love of watercolours.

Even though Hendrik worked as a sign designer it is drawing and painting, especially creating watercolours, that has remained the primary focus in his life. He draws inspiration for his art from various places and experiences. The people and places of Canada have been an ongoing wealth of artistic inspiration for Hendrik. He particularly enjoys canoe trips down the Coppermine and Nahanni rivers, which allow him to spend time painting in the great wildernesses of Canada. As well, his adventures throughout Europe have helped to inspire some of his most beautiful paintings.

Hendrik has developed his own unique style of watercolour painting in which vibrant colours and spontaneity create remarkably beautiful individual works of art. He enjoys painting flowers, ships, landscapes and cityscapes as well as portraits of individuals from interesting cultures around the world.

Hendrik’s paintings have been shown in numerous galleries throughout Alberta and Holland. He has attended art workshops all over Canada and Holland. He continues to spend most of his time painting, but he also continues to create their works of art in the medium of wood including hope chests and other decorative knives.” from

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Untitled 845

Dixon, Richard (1954 -      )
Dixon, Richard (1954 – )

Richard Dixon (1954 –      )
Watercolour, 4.5 x 2.5 inches

“Richard Dixon was born in 1954.  He was raised in Pincher Creek, Alberta, where he developed his interests in mountain climbing and hiking.  He began drawing and painting at a n early age and has matured his abilities over the last 20 years through private study of art throughout North America.  Presently he shows his works in Canada, the United States and Japan.”

http://richarddixon.net/

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Untitled 844

Dixon, Richard (1954 - )
Dixon, Richard (1954 – )

Richard Dixon (1954 –      )
Watercolour, 4.5 x 2.5 inches

“Richard Dixon was born in 1954.  He was raised in Pincher Creek, Alberta, where he developed his interests in mountain climbing and hiking.  He began drawing and painting at a n early age and has matured his abilities over the last 20 years through private study of art throughout North America.  Presently he shows his works in Canada, the United States and Japan.”

http://richarddixon.net/

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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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Kennedy, Hannelore (d. 2006)
Kennedy, Hannelore (d. 2006)

Hannelore Kennedy
Hunter River, Prince Edward Island  CANADA
Watercolour on paper, 4.5 x 6.5 inches

“Hannelore Kennedy (d. 2006) was born in Hamburg, Germany, and in 1951, she came to Canada. In 1964, she and her husband, Harry, moved from Montreal to Prince Edward Island, where she began to paint seriously. Painting in acrylic, oil, and watercolor, she concentrated on Prince Edward Island scenes. Hannelore’s paintings are in private collections in Canada, the United States, and Europe. One of her paintings hangs in Stornoway, which is one of the seven official residences of Canada and is located in Ottawa. Kennedy spent her final decade in British Columbia” from http://www.gallery18.com/Gallery_18/Hannelore_Kennedy.html

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