Statement

Statement

I was born in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada in 1959 to Glenn and Ruth Dunlop. I currently reside in the Victoria area.

I have spent most of my life living on Vancouver Island — sailing the Gulf Islands, skiing British Columbia’s mountains, kayaking Saltspring Island, and hiking East Sooke Park’s trails. Most recently I visited the Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary in the Great Bear Rainforest. These experiences significantly influence my subject matter of today.

Art has been a large part of my life since I can remember. At age eleven, I began to paint, and over many years, have worked with an array of mediums: watercolour, acrylic, oil, clay sculpture, carving and pen and ink.

My artistic style is recognizable abstract landscape — clean-lined, simplified, with a natural rhythmic flow. When I am out in nature and see an awe-inspiring view, it is at that moment that I capture and translate it onto canvas.

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Pastel collection

In 2002, pastel on paper became my medium of choice, and continued to work with this traditional medium for many years to follow.

2007, I began to experiment with ways to use pastel, yet in a larger format than what was possible using pastel on paper. And so, in 2009, I successfully created my first non-traditional pastel and canvas original.

I continued to work with both traditional and non-traditional pastel mediums until January 2015, at which time, I began to work solely with pastel on canvas. It was then that I also began to create my new Coastal British Columbia collection, and continue to work on this collection to date.

The collection is a visual story of my life-long connection with British Columbia’s stunning oceans, coastlines, forests and trees. Please visit my Coastal BC Gallery page for more information.

Materials Used

I use highest quality artist materials in my studio.

  • Schmincke Extra Soft Pastels
    Schmincke pastels contain the finest quality and highest concentration of pigments.The pigments are carefully ground on extra-hard stone-mills to replicate the traditional hand grinding process. Each pastel is carefully formed and labeled by hand.
  • Liquitex Pouring Medium (resin)
    Liquitex Pouring Medium is non-toxic, permanent, non-yellowing and non-cracking.