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.


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.