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Artist of the Month - October 2017

 

BIRGIT A. COATH - AFCA

 

Birgit’s work is a manifestation of her personal journey.

 

Even as a child she examined her environment seeing the unique even in the mundane. In times of difficulty, she trained her senses to go beyond the apparent and question accepted logic. Out of this grew a creativity that served in her corporate years and continued in her profession as a garden designer and now as an artist.

 

Fascination with light and dark as well as architectural elements is evident in her subjects.  A spiritual thread runs through her work.

 

Clearly, her life’s experience is a great teacher and is her inspiration. To further her technical skills she has studied with the Vancouver Art Academy, and has been tutored by artists of note such as Anita Nairne, Janice Robertson, Richard McDiarmid, Alan Wylie, Liz Wiltzen, Michael Abraham, Robert Ashcroft and David Goatley. Birgit is privileged to be coached by world renowned artist, Donna Zhang who has been the catalyst of a significant shift in the style and quality of her work.

 

At the artist community of San Miguel de Allende she studied with Sam Seaman and Jonathon Williams. Here her work was influenced by the architecture, magical light and colors of that community.

 

                                 

 

 

Memberships:               Federation of Canadian Artists – Associate Designation

Fine Art America

                                    Tosh – The Old School House, Qualicum Beach

                                    Arrowsmith Federation of Canadian Artists

Nanaimo Federation of Canadian Artists

                                   

Juried Exhibits:          Maple Ridge Art Gallery: “Memories”

 

                                    Oil and Water Shows - SDAG:  

2009    “Colors of San Miguel”             2010     “Nomad – Western Tibet”

                        2010     “Old Soul – Western Tibet”       2011     “Sam”

2011     “Red Hot Silk”                          2012     “Promise”

2013     “October Dogwood”                  2013    “A Road Less Travelled”

2015     “The Doll Maker                        2015     “mortar and Pestle”

 

 

           

 

ArtSpacific:

2011     “Senõr Cuellar’s Door”              2011     “Old Soul – Western Tibet”

2012     “Pilgrimage at the Potala”          2012     ”Window Dressing”      

2012     “Shy Nomad”                             2013     “Promise”

2013     “Contemplative Monk – Tibet”    2013     ”Red Sky at Night”

 

Federation of Canadian Artists:

2011     “Tibetan Nomad with Lamb”      2011     “Russian Red II”

2012     “Hombre”                                  2013     “Red Sky at Night”

2013     “Tibetan Treasures”                  2013     “Promise”

2015     “Lock of Ages”                          2015     “Pilgrimage at the Potala

2016     “Cheese and Crackers”              2016     “High Country Amala”

2016     ”The Doll Maker”                      2016     “Fair Lady Works Shuttles”

2017     Limitless 2017 on line show: 3 works accepted

2017     On Line Calendar: “For you”      “Lilies and Light II

2017     Print Calendar: “Lilies and Light II”

 

Nanaimo Chapter-Federation of Canadian Artists:

Nanaimo Fine Arts Show:

2017     “The Doll Maker”                      2017     ”High Country Amala”

2017     “Cheese and Crackers”              2017     “Fair Lady Works Shuttles”

 

Awards:                       Merit Award: "Nomad-Western Tibet"

                                    People's Choice Award: "Nomad - Western Tibet"

                                    OPUS Creative Expression Award: “Senõr Cuellar’s Door”        

Award of Distinction: “Red Hot Silk”

                                    Honorable Mention: “Pilgrimage at the Potala”

                                    Award of Excellence: “Promise”

                                    Honorable Mention: “Red Sky at Night”

                                    People’s choice Award: “Easy Going”                                        

Associate designation- Federation of Canadian Artists                                                      

 

 

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