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.
Having grown up living on the shores of the Kapuskasing River as it moved powerfully into James Bay, my connection to the land and the water is primary in my being. I’m a figurative artist who paints experiences in our lives, capturing those magical moments where we are immersed in our passion for attuning with nature.
I studied drawing and photography at NSCAD from 1994-96. A self-taught, professional painter since 2003, and creative facilitator since 2006, I've taught over 1000 students of all ages across North and Central America.
I work and play by the ocean near my home on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia.
At my Studio Gallery on Salt Spring Island, BC, I teach kids art camps, workshops in various media, paint parties for grown-ups, and offer private painting lessons for all ages and levels.
Workshops include Intro to Oil Painting, Intro to Encaustic Painting, Creative Journaling with Watercolour & Ink.
Check out my calendar to see what workshops are coming up next, or contact me to book a private party or lesson.
Beginners are always welcome!
Visit my new website www.dainadeblette.com to view current works available.
Thinking about hiring me to create a 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.
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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