Artist in Residence Series

Discover our Artist in Residence Series from August 15 to September 15.


August 15th to August 20th

Janice Robertson, born in 1952 on Vancouver Island, comes from a lineage of female artists. Based in Fort Langley, BC, she began her professional art journey in 1989.

Throughout her career, Janice has earned notable awards, including the Foreign Award in the Houston Watercolor Society’s Exhibition (2004) and the William and Margaret Foley Award in the Adirondacks National Exhibition of Watercolors (2008). She's also won the Bronze Medal thrice in the Federation of Canadian Artists Annual Signature Members exhibition.

A signature member of several prestigious art organizations, Janice has also served as President of the Federation of Canadian Artists (1999-2001). Her works grace collections worldwide, and she's listed in Who’s Who in Canada.

Janice is celebrated not only for her art but also as a respected workshop instructor and author of two instructional books on acrylic painting techniques.

Her art, spanning acrylic, watercolor, and oil mediums, reflects her deep love for the west coast forests and beaches, as well as her home and garden. Represented by galleries in Vancouver, Whistler, Sidney, and Fort Langley, Janice Robertson's work continues to captivate audiences globally.

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August 22nd to August 27th

Andrea Moore, based in Whistler, B.C., specializes in creating acrylic and mixed media artworks, predominantly focusing on wild and domestic animals. Her distinctive style incorporates loose, sometimes gestural, brushwork, aiming to convey the essence and vitality of her subjects, often with a profound emphasis on their eyes.

Originally from Greater Vancouver, Moore pursued studies in Italian and German at the University of British Columbia before residing in Japan and Italy. Settling in Whistler in 1997, she discovered her passion for painting and dedicated herself to honing her craft through intensive study and practice under the guidance of prominent Canadian artists and instructors.

Inspired by the untamed wilderness and natural splendor of the North American west, Moore's art reflects the rugged beauty of mountain landscapes. When not immersed in her Whistler studio, she can often be found exploring the forests with her dog, engaging in activities like hiking, mountain biking, and Nordic skiing, all while capturing moments through photography that later inspire her artwork. Her artistic process is deeply physical, increasingly gravitating towards the creation of large-scale pieces.

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August 30th to September 6th

Susie Cipolla, a Vancouver native, discovered her artistic talent at the age of seven by winning a bicycle in a Dairyland coloring contest. However, her artistic pursuits took a backseat as she pursued a career in physiotherapy, eventually managing a group of physiotherapy clinics.

In 2009, a pivotal moment occurred when Susie attended a painting workshop with Brian Atyeo, reigniting her passion for art. She then transitioned to a full-time artist, dedicating herself to refining her craft through workshops and mentorship with notable artists like Robert Genn and Mike Svob.

Based in Pemberton Valley, B.C., Susie lives with her family on a rural property where she operates her large studio. She not only creates but also fosters learning opportunities for other artists.

Specializing in acrylics, Susie's work ranges from poetic abstracts to vivid landscapes and wildlife of the Pacific Northwest. Her paintings, characterized by earthy red underpainting, have earned her recognition as an award-winning Senior Signature Member (SFCA) and a respected figure in the Federation of Canadian Artists.

Susie is also a founding member of The Whistler Out Of Bounds Artist Group. Her artwork is represented in galleries across Canada, from British Columbia to Quebec, where it has found enthusiastic collectors.

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September 9th to September 15th

Doria is a dedicated full-time artist based in Whistler, BC. Her deep-rooted passion for wildlife conservation blossomed after her initial visit to the Great Bear Rainforest 12 years ago, leading her to become a staunch advocate for grizzly bears. Currently serving on the board of the Grizzly Bear Foundation and appointed as their official artist, Doria allocates one percent of her sales to support the foundation's crucial efforts in ensuring the long-term survival of grizzlies as a keystone species. Through her poignant portraits of bears, observed firsthand or through the lens of a friend's camera, she aims to highlight their intelligence and potential for harmonious coexistence with humans, given mutual respect. Notably, Doria held the esteemed position of artist-in-residence at a bear-viewing lodge in Knight Inlet, BC, for several years.

Doria's artistic journey traces back to her formative years attending Saturday morning art classes at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Fueled by a fascination with facial expressions and the depth they convey, she transitioned from a teaching career seventeen years ago to pursue painting predominantly in acrylics. Through rigorous training and guidance from master artists in various workshops and classes, she has honed her skills, now boasting a studio in Whistler where she captures not only bears but also expansive landscapes and occasional portraits. Inspired by the awe-inspiring natural surroundings of her home, Doria endeavors to infuse her artwork with a profound reverence for nature.

Recognized as an Associate Member of the Federation of Canadian Artists and a founding member of the Whistler Out of Bounds Artists, Doria's work has found a home in Mountain Galleries in Whistler, Banff, and Jasper for over a decade, bringing the beauty of the wild into homes worldwide.

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