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** Plein Air activity is subject to weather conditions.  Adverse conditions may necessitate indoor location.

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I live, work and play by the ocean, filling my time with painting and teaching art to children and grown-ups.


Self-taught in 2003, and teaching since 2006, my paintings tell stories of places I've travelled to and fallen in love with, places I long to return to, and moments in time that seemed to stand still long enough for me to soak them up.

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Art camps and workshops with local artist Daina Deblette at Ocean Art Studio on Salt Spring Island

At my Studio Gallery on Salt Spring Island, BC, I teach kids art camps, workshops and painting parties for grown-ups, and offer private oil painting lessons for all ages and levels. Workshops include Intro to Oil Painting, Intro to Encaustic Painting, Creative Journaling with Watercolour & Ink. Open studio sessions are perfect for those wishing to create freely without instruction. Check out my calendar to see what workshops are coming up next. Beginners are always welcome!

Find out where you can buy my figurative art and my abstract paintings.

Thinking about hiring me to create custom painting? They are much more personal and meaningful for you or the person you may be gifting to. This is a great gift option for a wedding, or to celebrate an anniversary, birthday, retirement, graduation, or to treat yourself to special painting that's uniquely yours that brings you joy for years to come.


Local Salt Spring Island artist Daina Deblette's custom commissioned painted surfboad hanging in client's home
Ocean Dip oil painting by local Salt Spring Island artist Daina Deblette, available at Ocean Art Studio

Scroll through my Portfolio Gallery where you'll find many of my favourite paintings I've created over the years- from skate decks and surfboards to commissions, and art available to purchase.

Ocean Art Studio & Gallery is on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada.


The Studio is conveniently located in Merchants' Mews at 19A-315 Upper Ganges Road, above the Barber Shop.

OPEN: 12-4, Monday-Saturday

(or by appointment when closed: call/text 902.717.4246)

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Seagrape Leaves, oil painting by local Salt Spring Island artist Daina Deblette at Ocean Art Studio